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March 30, 2021
ANDY CITRIN INJURY ATTORNEYS OBTAINS $3 MILLION JURY VERDICT
FOR CONECUH COUNTY VETERAN
MOBILE, Ala.– On Friday, March 26, 2021, a Conecuh County jury returned a $3
Million jury verdict in favor of 78-year-old Evergreen, Ala. resident, Jerome Marshall.
Marshall was injured on January 30, 2015 when an almost 70-ton oversized low boy,
hauling oil rig substructure equipment collided with the back side of Marshall’s pickup
truck causing his pickup to flip several times into the woods.
At the time of the crash, Marshall was driving down a local county road and had the right
of way. A large truck owned by R.W. Delaney suddenly pulled out in front of Marshall,
causing a collision which resulted in Marshall’s pickup truck flipping four times at 50 mph.
The driver for R. W. Delaney was uninjured and the trucking company denied
responsibility for the crash. Delaney claimed that Marshall ran into the back of the truck
and had plenty of time to avoid the accident.
The crash broke Marshall’s back and to this day it causes miserable pain which required
a kyphoplasty, due to a crunch like injury in the spinal column. This back pain requires
steroid and cortisone shots which Marshall receives routinely to this day.
“This was a preventable crash. All Delaney had to do was follow the most basic driving
principles for the operation of these oversized loads. Mr. Marshall’s quality of life has
changed forever, and he deserves to be compensated fairly for that,” said attorney Brad
Kittrell of Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys, who tried this case with firm owner, Andy
Citrin. “Mr. Marshall is a retired war veteran and a deacon in his church. He has lived a
life of service. Our law firm is proud to have represented him, and we’re proud of the jury
for standing up for him,” Citrin said.
This is one of only a handful of plaintiff verdicts in the United States since jury trials were
suspended in March 2020 due to the pandemic. It is one of the largest jury verdicts in the
state of Alabama since COVID shut courts down last year. “It was clear that the Conecuh
County judges and court staff put their time and energy into making sure that everyone
felt safe- especially the jurors. The court did a great job of keeping the jurors protected
throughout the trial. This allowed the jurors to focus on doing their job,” added Citrin.
“It is my responsibility as a lawyer to hold negligent drivers, companies, and company
driver escorts accountable for their actions,” said Kittrell. “That’s exactly what Andy and I
did in this trial. The jury helped us right a wrong. We stood up to a huge trucking
corporation and brought justice to Mr. Marshall and his family.”
About Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys:
For 34 years, Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys has protected the rights of Alabama and
Mississippi auto accident and injury victims. With five office locations across both states
specializing in auto, truck, commercial, pedestrian and motorcycle accidents. They are
experts in personal injury law. Since opening their doors in 1986, the firm has won over
half a billion dollars for its clients. To learn more, call (251) 888-8888 or visit
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