Stockham, Cooper & Potts attorneys James A. Potts, II and Justin I. Hale recently obtained a defense verdict for their client, Mart’s Trucking, LLC at a jury trial in the Circuit Court of Autauga County, Alabama. The case arose from a motor vehicle accident in which the plaintiff was involved in an accident with an escort vehicle that was assisting Mart’s Trucking, LLC in transporting a mobile home. The attorneys for Mart’s Trucking, LLC argued that the escort driver was an independent contractor and therefore, Mart’s Trucking, LLC could not be held liable for the escort driver’s conduct. Although the plaintiff obtained a verdict against the escort driver, the jury found that the escort driver was an independent contractor. The Court entered a consistent judgment in favor of Mart’s Trucking, LLC on all claims.