$25,000 Jury Verdict in Forrest County Car Wreck Case

Last Monday a Forrest County County Court jury returned a verdict of $25,000 in Scott v. Rawls.
The case involved a car wreck. Defendant pulled out of his driveway and hit Plaintiff’s vehicle. Plaintiff had soft-tissue injuries and medical bills totaling $8,178. The medicals included one visit to the emergency room and six weeks of physical therapy. There was no lost wages claim.
Plaintiff requested a verdict of $30,000. Defendant argued that the impact was too minor to cause damages.
Daniel Ware of Florence represented the Plaintiff. Stephanie Beaver of Gulfport represented the Defendant on behalf of State Farm Insurance.
Judge Michael McPhail presided.

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