$4.55 Million Verdict
$4.55 Million Verdict$4.55 Million Verdict https://www.cmzlaw.net/wp-content/themes/corpus/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 CMZ Law Lufkin/Houston https://www.cmzlaw.net/wp-content/themes/corpus/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg
Our client’s wife and young daughter were tragically killed by an 18 wheeler when the driver went off the road to his right, overcorrected left, and jack-knifed across the road hitting our clients head on. The driver argued a deer ran out in front of him and he steered right to avoid hitting the animal but lost control off the shoulder of the road. CMZ examined the scene and the experts concluded the driver was going too fast and made an improper steering maneuver resulting in the jack-knife. The defense argued the wife and young daughter were killed instantly and only would have had a second to see the truck coming, if they saw it at all. The jury disagreed and awarded a significant amount for the conscious pain and suffering of our clients in recognizing their impending death. The trucking company appealed this to the 5th Circuit Federal Court who upheld the juries verdict.