No. 698SC28.

167 S.E.2d 874 (1969)

5 N.C. App. 203

Benjamin Daniel HOOD v. Gertrude Butler KENNEDY.

Court of Appeals of North Carolina.

June 18, 1969.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Taylor, Allen, Warren & Kerr, by John H. Kerr, III, Goldsboro, for defendant appellant.

John S. Peacock and Joseph H. Davis, Goldsboro, for plaintiff appellee.

MALLARD, Chief Judge.

In instructions to the jury the trial court used the following language:

"The sum fixed should be such as fairly compensates the plaintiff for injuries suffered in the past and those likely to occur in the future as the direct and proximate result of the negligent act or acts of the defendant.

The Court further instructs you that in assessing prospective damage, that is any damage in...

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