The Dallas law firm Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson, P.C., has successfully defended a Dallas-based trucking company in a lawsuit over a tractor-trailer injury accident. Though plaintiffs sought more than $2 million in damages, they received less than $90,000.
The case involved a massage therapist who claimed a tractor-trailer owned by Dallas-based FFE Transportation Inc. pulled in front of her car and failed to yield the right of way. The plaintiff claimed in court filings that the 2009 accident injured her back and hurt her ability to do her job. She demanded approximately $2.5 million for medical expenses, future lost wages, pain and suffering, and other considerations.
Attorneys Bill Chamblee and Jarad L. Kent of Chamblee Ryan defended FFE Transportation at trial, convincing a McLennan County district court jury that the plaintiff had pre-existing back problems and trouble with her eyesight. On April 23, 2013, the jury awarded the plaintiff $89,199 in actual damages.
“This verdict shows that if a jury is given the complete picture of a dispute, it will reach a fair and just decision,” says Mr. Chamblee, managing partner of Chamblee Ryan. “Too often, companies facing litigation settle because they don’t have faith in the civil legal system. This case shows the value of fighting for justice.”
The victory marks another favorable outcome for Mr. Chamblee, who has won more than 130 jury verdicts or case dismissals for clients during his 27-year legal career.
Mr. Chamblee primarily devotes his legal practice to general litigation matters spanning a broad range of expertise, including medical malpractice defense, transportation cases, complex business litigation, and employment law. He has been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list each year since 2005, and he has earned an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer-review rating available. In addition, his equine law practice has been featured in the pages of D CEO magazine.
Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson, P.C. is a Dallas-based trial firm representing insurance companies, medical professionals, transportation providers, and health care institutions. Since 1998, the firm has relied on superior tactics and proven trial experience to prevail in numerous complex and significant cases.