Nick Rowley, Courtney Rowley & Joseph Wilson Discuss Damage Requests, Dissect $584K Crash Case Win
It’s a key question plaintiff’s attorneys face in every trial: when do you first give a damage number to your jury?
During a webinar deep dive into a $584,000 verdict Joseph Wilson won for a Georgia woman whose arm was shattered in an armored truck crash, Nick Rowley suggested that damage request could come in the trial’s earliest moments.
“What we’ve started doing really within the past, maybe, three [or] four years, is we put the dollar amount up right away,” Rowley, of Carpenter Zuckerman Rowley and one of the nation’s leading trial lawyers, said. “This is what the case is worth for changing a human being’s life.”
Rowley, along with JL Trial Law’s Wilson, recognized as one of the Southeast’s brightest attorneys, dissected the verdict for a former nursing assistant, whose healthcare career was ended by the 2017 crash.
And with nationally renowned trial lawyer Courtney Rowley, of Carpenter Zuckerman Rowley, joining the discussion on openings, the trio detailed how to frame a damage request from the trial’s outset.