William H. Chamblee and Peyton Inge Obtain Defense Verdict in Dallas Trucking Accident Case ◦ Transportation
September 18, 2015
William H. Chamblee and Peyton Inge obtained a defense verdict in a Dallas trucking accident case for a large interstate trucking client. The case arose when seventy-one year old Plaintiff alleged that she suffered debilitating injuries, including a torn rotator cuff, in a collision with our client’s tractor trailer in December 2011. Plaintiff variously testified that the client’s driver ran a red light at 70-80 mph and struck her with the left side of his trailer while Plaintiff sat parked at a red light. Plaintiff accumulated $262,000 in medical bills over the next three years. Bill Chamblee and Peyton Inge represented the client and its driver through the four day trial. The jury returned a 10-2 verdict in twenty minutes that declared both client and its driver free of all negligence. The jury never reached the damages question. According to the jury panel, they focused on Plaintiff’s conflicting accounts of the collision, as well as the fact that Plaintiff’s accident reconstructionist disagreed with Plaintiff’s sworn testimony.