Pearson V. Boykin & S.T. Wooton Corporation

*1 TITLE: PEARSON v. BOYKIN & S.T. WOOTON CORPORATION
DOCKET-NUMBER: 96 CvS 00885
STATE: Johnston County, North Carolina
DATE:
Trial: June, 1998
RANGE AMOUNT: $1,000,000 - $1,999,999
OUTCOME: Plaintiff Verdict
TOTAL VERDICT: $1,000,000
PRIMARY INJURY: Mild Brain Injury
SECONDARY INJURY: Closed Head Injury
LIABILITY:
General: PASSENGER
Specific: Driver & Business Negligence
PLAINTIFF:
Sex: P
Age: 2
DEFENDANT:
Type: Single Organization
Sex: Organization
Organization Type: NA
Age: NA
Race: NA
General Occupation: NA
Occupational Field: NA
Insurance: NA
Policy Limit: NA
DAMAGES:
Compensatory:
Other: $1,000,000
Total: $1,000,000
ATTORNEY:
Plaintiff: Wade E Byrd / Fayetteville, NC / N. Leo Daughtry / Smithfield, NC / Luther D. Starling / Smithfield, NC
JUDGE:

TEXT:
A 2-year-old suffered a closed head injury resulting in attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity when the vehicle in which he was a rear -seat passenger was struck from the rear by the defendant -owned dump truck. The plaintiff contended that the driver of the truck failed to keep an assured clear distance and failed to maintain control of his vehicle. The defendant denied liability, but settled with the plaintiff for $1,000,000.
PEARSON v. BOYKIN & S.T. WOOTON CORPORATION
JVR No. 369737, 1998 WL 1472968 (LRP Jury)