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Texas Man Receives $8M in Trucking Settlement

Destiny Baker3 years ago

A man and his family were awarded $8.7 million in the settlement of a Texas trucking accident lawsuit.

About the Texas Trucking Accident

  • The accident occurred June 22, 2011 around 6:30 p.m.
  • The plaintiff rear ended an 18-wheeler as it was stopped to make a right turn into a fracking site to deliver water.
  • The plaintiff claimed the tractor-trailer did not have a turn signal or warning light on.
  • According to the plaintiff, the tractor-trailer was not visible until the vehicle in front of him changed lanes.

Injuries Sustained in Trucking Accident

  • The plaintiff suffered from a cervical fracture.
  • He underwent emergency neck surgery in which permanent screws and metal rods were implanted.
  • The plaintiff was hospitalized for two months and suffered from incomplete quadriplegia (incomplete paralysis).
  • Half of the plaintiff’s spine was atrophied at three cervical levels.
  • Pumps were implanted to administer pain medication.
Details on the Lawsuit
  • The plaintiff sued the driver for driving unsafely and the driver’s employer for negligent entrustment, hiring, retention, and supervision.
  • An accident reconstruction expert claimed the truck driver should have made his turn from the shoulder of the road, not the right lane.
  • The plaintiff’s attorney cited that many collisions had occurred at the site with similar circumstances.
  • The driver admitted that he had lied about prior traffic convictions when applying for the job.

The lawsuit resulted in a settlement of $8.7 million being awarded to the plaintiff.

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Thomas J. Henry have handled a multitude of 18-wheeler accidents over the past two decades and continue to handle many of the largest 18-wheeler accident cases throughout the United States. Whether the company is small or large, our success is not an accident; it is because we understand how trucking companies operate. We represent clients/victims all over the country.

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