Black Belt Law secures $1.95M for woman struck by log truck

Published 3:32 pm Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Bessemer-based Black Belt Law Group (BBLG) announced Monday that a civil jury in Green County had awarded $1.95 million to a Boligee woman injured in an automobile accident in 2017.

According to the press release, Cassandra Jordan – represented by the BBLG’s John T. Stamps III and Taylor T. Perry of the Manley, Traeger, Perry, Stapp and Compton law firm in Demopolis – was stuck by a Hi-Yield Logging truck, which resulted in a herniated disc in her back.

According to Perry, the defense team made claims against Jordan’s credibility during the course of the hearings, but the jury was not swayed.

“I am very proud the jury saw through the unwarranted attacks on Cassandra and made a just award for Cassandra,” Stamps said in the press release. “I will always fight the good fight for the people of the Black Belt like Cassandra Jordan.”

Perry noted that the defense could have resolved the issue before going to trial but opted not to and called the jury’s award “just” in relation to the ongoing trauma Jordan will have to endure because of the accident.

“The jury’s award is just because Cassandra will have to deal with pain and suffering for the rest of her life,” Perry said in the press release. “I trust the judgment of the jury in this case.”

Hi-Yield Logging was represented by attorney Josh Arnold of Shelby County and the Eutaw-based firm of Griess, Shaw and Willingham.