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PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - Charge to jury - Jury's answers - Grounds for appeal

Thursday, April 06, 2017 @ 8:34 AM  

Appeal by the defendant from jury determinations in a personal injury action. The defendant traveled westbound on a two-lane road. The plaintiff traveled eastbound. The plaintiff's vehicle was struck from behind by another eastbound vehicle, causing it to spin, flip, and cross into the westbound lane, colliding with the defendant's vehicle. The plaintiff settled a claim against the driver who caused the first collision, and settled quantum of damages with all involved. The sole issue at trial was whether the defendant was negligent for the second...