On March 28, 2014 a Copiah County jury returned a unanimous defense verdict in Hall v. J.B. Hunt Transportation.
The case involved a motorcycle wreck on I-55 at the Crystal Springs exit. Plaintiffs claimed that the
death-mobile motorcycle was forced off the road by a merging 18-wheeler owned and operated by J.B. Hunt Transportation.
The biker and his
old lady passenger had $280,000 in medical bills between them with multiple fractures and traumatic brain injuries. Plaintiffs requested over $600,000 in past and future pain and suffering.
The trial lasted five days. Judge Lamar Pickard presided in the case.
Jeff Varas represented the passenger. Jim Shannon and Kathryn White represented the biker.
David Dunbar and Morton Smith of Dunbar Monroe in Ridgeland represented the defendant.
One ‘plus’ of a motorcycle wreck case is that it’s hard for defendants to argue that the plaintiffs are faking.
Warning: Do not search Google images for “motorcycle wreck” unless you need to show your kids why they should never ride a motorcycle. Trust me.