Lana Olson Receives Defense Verdict for U-Haul Co.
February 10, 2016 11:25 AM
IADC member Lana Olson, a partner at Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC in Birmingham, Alabama, obtained a defense verdict for U-Haul Co. of Texas in a jury trial in Hahnville, 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 verbal 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.