Effective litigators don't just know the law. They know the courts. It's the fundamental philosophy that has guided this firm since day one.
With offices strategically located throughout Alabama and the I-10 Gulf Coast corridor from Gulfport, Mississippi to Tallahassee, Florida, and north to our Chattanooga, Tennessee office, Carr Allison offers the kind of confident legal representation that only comes from firsthand experience. We have accumulated decades of closely cultivated relationships at the local level, wherever our clients' interests lie.
Bo Kirkpatrick was invited to speak once again at the Alabama Judicial College. The event was held in Point Clear, Alabama on July 15, 2014. Topics covered included recent developments in Worker's Compensation here in Alabama. Bo, along with another attorney from North Alabama, is given the unique opportunity to conduct these seminars twice a year, educating the judges on the changes in Alabama law.
The team of Bo Kirkpatrick and Walker Moss recently and successfully defended a fibromyalgia case pending in Etowah County, Alabama. The plaintiff asserted she was permanently and totally disabled from an on the job injury which caused her fibromyalgia. The court, following a trial on the merits, did not agree, and rendered a defense verdict, holding that the plaintiff failed to prove that her condition was related to her employment.
Plaintiff was shopping at a retail store in Chattanooga. While shopping, plaintiff failed to see a skateboard on the floor in the aisle. Plaintiff’s foot hit the skateboard and he fell to the ground. He broke his elbow. The retailer denied knowledge of the hazard and asserted the presence of the skateboard was open and obvious. The retailer also stipulated to plaintiff’s medicals ($72,412) and lost wages ($25,472). Plaintiff also claimed $225,000 in pain and suffering. The jury returned a verdict in favor of plaintiff in the amount of $332,885, but assessed 35% of the fault against the plaintiff. A judgment was entered against the retailer less the 35% reduction for plaintiff’s comparative fault.
Sean W. Martin, is a shareholder in the Chattanooga, Tennessee office of Carr Allison. Sean can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (423) 648-9834.