Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 30, 2014
KRCL attorneys Aaron Speer and Zach Mayer successfully defended a national trucking company in a case involving a multi-vehicle accident on a major urban highway in Dallas, Texas. According to court documents, the Plaintiff’s vehicle was struck by a tractor trailer operated by an employee of the national carrier. Plaintiff’s vehicle spun across three lanes of traffic and crashed into the concrete median. Plaintiff’s attorney argued the Defendant was not aware of its surroundings, failed to maintain its lane and recklessly struck Plaintiff’s vehicle on the passenger side.
As stated in court documents, the Plaintiff’s counsel introduced the testimony of a chiropractor to support their claimed damages of $410,000. As a result of the collision, Plaintiff aggravated a serious back injury, resulting in ESI injections and months of therapy. Additionally, Plaintiff aggravated a prior neck fusion, an injured shoulder and sustained a torn meniscus in his knee. Plaintiff testified that he was no longer able to run his construction business or work at the restaurant he owned, and that his children were now having to operate his businesses for him.
At the conclusion of the 3-day jury trial, according to court reports, the jury returned a complete defense verdict, and apportioned no responsibility to the client. Instead, the jury assigned 100% of the responsibility for the accident to the other vehicle, even though it never contacted Plaintiff’s vehicle and the driver was not present at the trial.
“We are all very happy with this outcome,” said Zach Mayer, a director in the Dallas office of Kane Russell Coleman & Logan. “Aaron did an excellent job demonstrating that our client had not been negligent and was in no way responsible for the accident.”
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC is a full service law firm with offices in Dallas and Houston. Formed in 1992 with five lawyers, today KRCL has more than 85 attorneys. The Firm provides professional services for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to medium-sized public and private companies to entrepreneurs. KRCL handles transactional, litigation and bankruptcy matters in Texas and throughout the country.
SOURCE: Kane Russell Coleman & Logan, P.C.
CAUSE/CASE NO: DC-12-04528
COURT: DISTRICT COURT FOR DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS 68TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
JUDGE: Martin Hoffman