Texas Jury Issues $84M Verdict Against U-Haul

By Jacqueline Bell (April 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Texas jury has issued an $84.25 million verdict against Amerco's U-Haul International Inc., saying the company should pay up for injuries sustained by a 74-year-old man who was severely injured when the U-Haul truck he rented rolled over him.

Talmadge Waldrip sued U-Haul in 2006, alleging that he parked the truck he rented from the company on a slight incline, but the parking brake quickly failed, causing the truck to run over him. Waldrip's pelvis was crushed in the accident, partially paralyzing him from the waist down.

His attorney, Ted Lyon, confirmed Monday that Waldrip has had 14 surgeries in...

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