Lawyers argue over responsibility in 2018 vehicle accident; Court of Appeal Takes on Delta Case at Montrose Hearing | Local News

A local jury should have been told of the alleged negligence in a 2018 tractor-to-car crash on Colorado 92, appellate attorney Frank Patterson told the Colorado Court of Appeals during a proceeding. held at Montrose on Tuesday morning.

The local district court also erred in allowing a state trooper to testify about the law itself and tying that to an opinion about who was at fault, Patterson said, arguing on behalf of Adam. Carpenter. His client had been ordered to pay a $546,000 civil judgment to Cecil Norrid, who hit Carpenter’s tractor in the back – which had no working taillights or proper reflective plate on the rear – and was seriously injured as a result.