Jones, Skelton & Hochuli partner Jay Rosenthal and associate John Lierman recently obtained a favorable verdict after a four-day jury trial in Maricopa County Superior Court. The client, a supplier of concrete and construction materials, had been sued after a hydraulic hose on one of its cement mixer trucks failed, spraying the plaintiff’s BMW convertible with hydraulic fluid. At the time, the top of the convertible was down and it was alleged that fluid landed on the plaintiff and injured his eyes, resulting in dry-eye syndrome. The plaintiff had about $3,600 in proven medical expenses for the initial injury to his eyes, and claimed about $129,000 in anticipated care for the rest of his life, plus pain and suffering. The defendant concrete company admitted fault for the accident and liability for cleaning the defendant’s car, as well as treatment expenses for the initial personal injury, but challenged whether it violated any trucking regulations and disputed the severity and permanency of the claimed injuries…. READ MORE