BREAKING–Harris County Couple Awarded $12.4M Verdict in Trucking Accident Case
Posted on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 at 11:20 am by Williams Hart
HARRIS COUNTY, TX — On September 30, 2019, Jim Hart and Steve Kherkher of Williams Hart won a $12,450,000 verdict in the 129th District Court of Harris County, Texas. Their clients, a young working couple, sustained serious injuries when an 18-wheeler operated by New Prime, Inc. struck their small sedan from behind at highway speed on Interstate 45 in Houston. One client suffered an injury known as trigeminal neuralgia, a painful nerve disease that is one of the most painful conditions known in medicine. The jury’s award consists entirely of mental anguish and pain and suffering.
New Prime, Inc. is one of the largest trucking companies in North America and entrusted its vehicle to a driver with a history of over 60 safety violations. The defense strategically admitted to the driver’s negligence before trial. The trial lasted one week and it took the jury a half day of deliberations to return their verdict.
Also assisting were Attorneys Kevin Haynes and Margot Trevino as well as Trial Paralegal Jael Hamilton of Williams Hart.