Defense verdict for U-Haul Co. of Texas
February 8, 2016
Lightfoot Partners Banks Sewell and Lana Olson obtained a defense verdict for U-Haul Co. of Texas in a jury trial held in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. Plaintiff claimed debilitating back injuries and over $1 million in damages after he was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler while using a U-Haul tow dolly. Plaintiff claimed that the tow dolly lights were defective and that U-Haul did not provide him with adequate warnings about the need for additional lighting on the vehicle being towed. After hearing the case, the jury returned a verdict in favor of U-Haul after deliberating for less than 30 minutes.