Plaintiffs Bar Is Steering Truck Crash Cases To Mega Verdicts
By Y. Peter Kang (August 6, 2018, 5:59 PM EDT) -- Trucking accident victims have reaped some huge awards at trial this past year, with one Texas jury recently awarding $101 million, which experts say is a reflection of an increasingly sophisticated plaintiffs bar utilizing technology and courtroom techniques to target heavily insured and heavily regulated trucking companies.
Last month, a jury in Upshur County, Texas, awarded $101 million in a suit accusing oil services company FTS International Services LLC of being responsible for a motorist's severe injuries when an FTS truck driver under the influence of drugs rear-ended his car in 2013. The jury earmarked $75 million for punitive damages after attorneys for...
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