Saber Mfg. Co. v. Thompson

In Saber Mfg. Co. v. Thompson, 286 Ark. 150, 689 S.W.2d 567 (1985), the plaintiff was lifted into the air and both of his forearms were broken when a tire ruptured with an explosive force. He was disabled for eight weeks, including substantial hospitalization; he lost wages of $ 500.00 a week; and he suffered great pain and injuries that were both permanent and disfiguring. The trial court granted the plaintiff's motion for a new trial when the jury awarded damages only in the amount of the medical expenses incurred. On appeal, the supreme court found no abuse of discretion in the trial court's decision.