Must All Jurors Agree to a Verdict in Tennessee?

My car wreck case is coming to trial soon.  A jury of twelve people will decide my case.  Must they all agree on the result?

Yes, unless the lawyers agree otherwise, all 12 jurors must reach an agreement on the result in the case.

In some states, the law permits jurors to reach a result based on the votes of a "super majority" of the jurors.  For example, some states allow 9 jurors to agree or 10 to agree on one result and the other 3 or 2 jurors can reach a different result.   That is not true in Tennessee.

If all the jurors do not agree, the judge declares a "mistrial."   When that happens, the case must be re-tried.

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