Carr Allison attorneys obtain multiple defense results for motor carrier clients

POSTED MAY 30, 2024

Carr Allison attorneys Pam Hallford, Tom Oliver and Brook Meadows obtained a defense verdict on behalf of one of the South’s most prominent motor carriers. In 2018, an accident involving a pedestrian and a commercial motor vehicle resulted in severe injury. A claim was almost immediately brought against the motor carrier who quickly retained Oliver and Hallford.

After a forensic investigation and rapid response, prison depositions, hours of witness preparation and an unsuccessful mediation, the case finally went to trial. Hallford and Meadows actively defended the trial in Elmore County, Alabama. Five years of litigation culminated in a verdict for the defense.

Also, Tom Oliver and Dennis Vann successfully defended a hazmat motor carrier in a grueling, week-long trial in Birmingham, Alabama, in a case brought following a highly publicized 2019 incident that alleged the motor carrier unloaded a chemical into the wrong tank, creating a hazardous gas cloud affecting numerous employees on site. The jury returned a verdict that reduced the plaintiff’s requested damages by 90 percent.

In a separate matter, Tom Oliver and Glenn Smith successfully tried a serious injury case in Mobile, Alabama, for one of the firm’s motor carrier clients.

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