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UM/UIM-Failure to Control Speed-Rear End Crash- Negligence-Lower Back Surgery-Personal Injury

We successfully negotiated a high six figure confidential settlement for our client on an underinsurance motorist claim that resulted from a violent rear end crash. Our client was a front seat passenger in a pick-up truck that was rear ended by a large pick-up truck. The at-fault driver had only $50,000.00 in insurance and that was tendered to our client upon our demand. Fault for the crash was not contested but our client’s damages were contested. Our client had a stem cell surgery, as well as a posterior lumbar interbody fusion surgery. We filed suit against the insurance company and...

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Commercial Vehicle Wreck – Failure to Maintain Lane – Negligence – Personal Injury

We successfully negotiated a six-figure confidential settlement for our client. This was a violent crash where our client’s vehicle was knocked into a concrete barrier when a trailer being pulled by an 18 wheeler slammed into the passenger side of our client’s vehicle. As a result, our client sustained a significant neck injury. In fact, his treating pain management doctor recommended a spinal cord stimulator to manage the neck pain. The case was resolved after mediation and before trial. At the time the case resolved, he had not had the spinal cord stimulator implanted....

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18 Wheeler Driver Crosses Center Line and Causes Violent Crash

We successfully negotiated a confidential settlement in excess of seven figures for our client who was involved in a crash when another 18-wheeler driver crossed the center line and caused a violent crash in our client’s lane which resulted in our client sustaining significant injuries, harms and losses. The driver of the commercial motor vehicle that caused the crash died in the crash. We established that the deceased driver was woefully underqualified to operate the commercial motor vehicle he was operating on the date of the wreck. He had numerous other preventable crashes as determined by his prior employers and...

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Commercial Vehicle Wreck-18 Wheeler-18 Wheeler Hit Plaintiff’s Tractor Trailer While He Was Asleep in His Cab-Neck Surgery

We successfully negotiated a high six-figure confidential settlement with a trucking company and its driver for our client. The tractor and trailer violently crashed into our client’s tractor trailer while our client was parked and asleep in his sleeper berth. Our client had to have a pain pump implanted to attempt to control his neck pain....

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Car Wreck – Drunk Driver – Negligence – Personal Injury

We successfully negotiated a $100,000.00 settlement for our client, which was all of the money available to our client. This was a violent crash where our client was injured when a drunk driver failed to yield the right of way and slammed into our client’s vehicle. Our client sustained a low back injury, which included a herniated disc with an annular fissure at L5-S1. Our office retrieved dash cam footage and vehicle footage from the responding police officers. This footage supported our client’s claim for gross negligence. The insurance company offered less than $25,000.00 before a lawsuit was filed. However,...

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Car Wreck – Drunk Driver – Personal Injury

We successfully negotiated a $72,000.00 settlement for our client. This was a violent crash where our client sustained an injury to her chest in a wreck caused by a drunk driver. Her total medical bills were approximately $8,000.00. The investigating officer found that the drunk driver failed to stop at a red light. The drunk driver was cited for driving while intoxicated. The case settled before a lawsuit was filed....

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Commercial Vehicle Wreck-Flat Bed Truck- No Turn Signal-Improper Wide Right Turn-Negligence-Personal Injury

We successfully negotiated a $350,000 settlement for our client with a lumber company where its commercial motor vehicle driver negligently attempted to make a wide right turn and slammed into our client’s vehicle. Our client was following him on a two lane road and he swung out into the oncoming lane of traffic so he could make a wide right turn into a driveway. Our client never moved out of her lane and the lumber company driver turned directly into the driver’s side of the vehicle. Our client’s dash cam captured the entire event. Additionally, the Defendant driver was not...

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Commercial Vehicle Wreck- Drunk Driver-Negligence-Personal Injury

We successfully negotiated a $1,100,000.00 settlement for our clients who were rear ended by a drunk driver operating a company vehicle. The driver had previous convictions for DWI in 1985 and 2010. His employer never disciplined him, including never suspending his driving privileges, prior to our crash. The driver, Teodoro Ortega, lied to the Tyler police officers who investigated the crash and told them he had consumed 1 beer while driving. His BAC was tested and revealed a .176, which is more than 2 times the legal limit. One of our clients was required to undergo a 3 level fusion...

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Improper Lane Change Crash

We successfully negotiated a confidential high six figure settlement for our client with a Minnesota company where its commercial motor vehicle driver negligently attempted to make a lane change and violently slammed into our client who was traveling in the lane next to him. The Defendant driver vehemently denied fault for the crash but his testimony was not credible given the investigating trooper’s conclusions in the crash report. Additionally, based on the damage to the box truck and our client’s vehicle, the crash could not have occurred as the Defendant driver swore it occurred. Our client sustained injuries to his...

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Commercial Vehicle Wreck- Negligence-Death-Personal Injury

We successfully negotiated a confidential settlement in excess of seven figures for our clients. This was a violent rear end crash where the passenger was killed. The driver, who was the wife of the deceased passenger, sustained injuries requiring surgery. The driver of the truck that rear ended our clients had his cruise set on 69 mph when he took his eyes off the road to look for an item in his truck. Additionally, his phone records established that he was on his phone at the time of the crash. The investigating DPS trooper placed all blame on the at...

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