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    Juror Decisions On a Personal Injury Civil Trial.

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    Scenario:

    Imagine you are a juror on a personal injury civil trial. The plaintiff is a 76-year-old woman who, while walking down the street in broad daylight, allegedly tripped and fell on an exposed electrical wire that was in the middle of the street as part of a street light replacement project (she claims she didn't see the wires, despite the fact they were red and green). The plaintiff broke her nose and right shoulder, and required two shoulder replacement surgeries.

    The defendant in this case is the construction company hired to replace the street lights. It is being sued for $1 million by the plaintiff for negligence, in that it failed to place appropriate barricades over the exposed wires.

    You are the Juror:

    As a juror, what other information would you want to know about this case before you can deliberate, and what personality characteristics mentioned in the text would come into play in you verdict decision?

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    Solution Preview

    Hi,

    Good questions! Let's take a closer look through discussion ad example.

    RESPONSE:

    1. You are the Juror: As a juror, what other information would you want to know about this case before you can deliberate, and what personality characteristics mentioned in the text would come into play in you verdict decision?

    In deliberation, the jury is instructed to consider only the evidence/testimony provided during the trial. Avoid adding personal experiences (http://209.85.173.104/search?q=cache:RG8TsjaIIkgJ:faculty.washington.edu/jgastil/slides/Gastil_2_21_2007.pps+jury+deliberation+facts+to+weigh+in&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&client=firefox-a).

    Therefore, you would consider only the evidence/testimony provided. Many of the facts are presented in the scenario. Other facts that you might be interested in has to do with the context of the crime in which the alleged negligence occurred. You might want to know the mental and ...

    Solution Summary

    Based on the scenario, this solution shows by example the types of information that the juror would want to know about this case before she or he could deliberate, as well as some of the personality characteristics that would come into play in the verdict decision.

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