Hall & Evans’ attorney Brooke Churchman recently obtained a complete defense verdict following a jury trial in Routt County District Court. The Plaintiff made claims for negligence and vicarious liability on the driver’s company after claiming its insured suffered injuries resulting from a semi-truck driver allegedly performing a wide right turn. Defendants argued that there was no negligence, but that in the event negligence was found, that Plaintiff’s insured’s negligence comparatively outweighed that of the semi-truck driver. The jury found the Plaintiff failed to prove the semi-truck driver was negligent at all, that the defendant acted reasonably under the circumstances, and returned a complete defense verdict in less than thirty minutes. The case marks the second for Hall & Evans that was tried to a live jury while navigating various restrictions and limitations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.