Williams Hart’s $12.45M Truck Accident Award OK’d By Texas Court

HOUSTON--()--A Texas appellate court approved the $12.45M jury settlement last week in favor of a couple injured in a rear-end truck accident in 2012. The victims' attorneys, Jim Hart and Margot Trevino of Williams Hart Boundas Easterby, LLP, won the substantial verdict in 2019 in the 129th District Court of Harris County, Texas.

Their clients 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 in 2012. The female driver of the couple’s car sustained a herniated disc and facial nerve damage due to a rare condition called trigeminal neuralgia.

The at-fault driver and his employer, New Prime Inc., previously appealed the jury’s verdict in February 2020, citing overcompensation to the victims. The defendant also claimed the plaintiffs’ attorney asked inappropriate case-specific questions and that he and his counsel were being discriminated against.

Despite these arguments, a three-judge panel of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals determined evidence presented to a Harry County jury supported its awards for the couple's physical pain and mental anguish.

According to an opinion issued on Tuesday by a Harris County District Court, both the at-fault driver and New Prime Inc. have conceded liability in the truck accident. As a result, the jury was left to determine the amount of damages the victims should receive.

Expert Houston Truck Accident Lawyers

If you’ve been injured in a Houston commercial truck accident, don’t wait another day. The statute of limitations in Texas is two years from the date of your injury. So the sooner you reach out to an experienced truck accident attorney, the more likely you will receive fair compensation.

Our team of truck accident lawyers is dedicated to holding truck drivers accountable and getting victims the maximum compensation. We know firsthand that a serious injury after a truck accident can alter an entire family’s way of life.

Protect yourself and your family. Schedule a free consultation with Williams Hart today.


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