Our undefeated truck accident lawyers are pleased to announce another record-setting settlement against one of the largest trucking companies in North America.
We represented the wife of a 64 year-old man who was tragically killed in a head-on collision with an 18-wheeler on a two-way FM road 40 miles northeast of Houston.
The trucking company and its driver strongly disputed liability, claiming that our client was driving the wrong way (eastbound) in the 18-wheeler driver’s (westbound) lane.
We were able to prove, through over 20 depositions, the 18 wheeler’s black-box data, and an extensive reconstruction of the crash, that the 18-wheeler driver was distracted by his cellphone at the time of the crash and had lied to the investigating officer at the scene about our client driving in the wrong lane.
The settlement was reached on March 2, 2023, just minutes before closing arguments in a 3-week trial in Harris County.
The day before trial began, the trucking company’s lawyers offered $7 million to settle the case.
Expenses and fees: $8,943,000