Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP Successfully Defends Trucking Company Accused of Hit and Run

Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP attorney Edward A. Davis secured a verdict for a major trucking company in a jury trial alleging a hit and run accident in Alvarado, Texas.

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We are proud of Ed, as well as the firm’s many trial wins in the past 20 years. -Jeff Patterson

Alvarado, Texas (PRWEB) August 18, 2014

Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP attorney Edward A. Davis secured a verdict for a major trucking company in a jury trial alleging a hit and run accident in Alvarado, Texas.

The Plaintiff sued the trucking company, claiming that she sustained personal injuries and damages to her car after being run off the road by one of the company’s salt water disposal tankers. She further argued that the accident was due solely to the negligent actions of the rig driver.

In an aggressive cross-examination, Davis revealed that Plaintiff was not driving the vehicle when the incident occurred, but that she had grabbed the steering wheel from the passenger seat in an attempt to avoid collision with the tanker. The cross also exposed that Plaintiff had gone without medical treatment for 18 months, but resumed care at the same time she filed suit.

The defense demonstrated the driver of the tanker was not solely responsible for the accident, and that the critical inconsistencies of the Plaintiff’s treatments indicated an exaggeration of the personal injuries she sustained. After review, the jury found no negligence on the part of the Defendant or its driver.

“This is the second verdict for Davis this month,” said Jeff Patterson, the firm’s managing partner. “We are proud of Ed, as well as the firm’s many trial wins in the past 20 years.”

Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP is a Texas-based law firm specializing in civil litigation and trials, with offices in Dallas, Corpus Christi and Houston. The firm’s attorneys pride themselves on providing uncompromising excellence to their clients in a variety of areas, including products liability, commercial litigation, class action and multidistrict litigation, intellectual property, personal-injury defense, premises liability, labor and employment, insurance coverage, healthcare, construction, and dealer/franchise litigation. For more information about HDBD, visit http://www.hdbdlaw.com.

SOURCE: Official court documents & attorneys for the defense from Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP
CAUSE/CASE NO: CO1326
COURT: Justice Court Precinct 3, Place 1 – Johnson County, Texas
JUDGE: Pat Jacobs


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