In Avrams v. Fuller, 325 Ill. App. 694, 60 N.E.2d 644, a verdict of $1500 was held to be inadequate where the proven out of pocket expenses were $1572.25.Summary of this case from Stroyeck v. A.E. Staley Mfg. Co.
Gen. No. 43,105. (Abstract of Decision.)
Opinion filed April 19, 1945 Rehearing denied May 1, 1945 Released for publication May 2, 1945
AUTOMOBILES AND MOTOR VEHICLES, § 166.3 — new trial granted where verdict is grossly inadequate. In suit in tort to recover damages for personal injuries sustained by plaintiffs switchboard operator and painter, where it appeared that defendant's automobile struck two young men and hurled their bodies across street, striking plaintiffs and injuring them, held that verdicts of $1,500 for switchboard operator and $100 for painter were so grossly inadequate as to be against manifest weight of evidence, and that court erred in denying plaintiffs' motion for new trial.
See Callaghan's Illinois Digest, same topic and section number.
Appeal from the Circuit Court of Cook county; the Hon. JOHN T. CULBERTSON, JR., Judge, presiding.
Judgments reversed and cause remanded for retrial. Heard in the second division, first district, this court at the June term, 1944.
H.H. Patterson and Harry S. Posner, for appellants.
Edmund C. Maurer, of counsel; Rawlins Wright, for appellee; James F. Wright and F.W. Johnson, of counsel.
Not to be published in full. Opinion filed April 19, 1945; rehearing denied May 1, 1945; released for publication May 2, 1945.