October 18, 2013

The Cochran Firm, D.C. today announces that David Haynes, its managing partner, secured a $1.026 million verdict on Oct. 10, 2013, in Wicomico County, Maryland – a venue commonly thought to be an unreceptive jurisdiction where significant verdicts are rare. The jury found that two defendants were negligent when they towed a farm implement that extended far into their adjacent road lane. Because of glare from the light of the vehicle towing the equipment and low visibility during the sunset hours, the plaintiff alleged he was unable to see the equipment infringing into his lane when he tragically collided with the farming equipment. The defense contended they had the right to be in the other lane due to width exemptions for farm equipment.

According to the legal research database WestLaw, this is the first jury verdict of more than $1 million in a non-medical malpractice personal injury case in Wicomico County, Maryland.

Read more about this important verdict here.