Plaintiff recovers $0 in trucking-accident jury trial

The Fuentes Firm successfully defended a Houston-based trucking company in a personal injury lawsuit in Houston, Tx. The Plaintiff, a single mother with five children, was involved in an accident with one of the trucking company’s tractors. The facts of the accident were heavily disputed.

The Plaintiff  was driving a non-commercial motor vehicle near downtown Houston when the collision occurred. It was lightly raining at or near the time of the accident. The Plaintiff’s vehicle was totaled, and the fire department had to use the jaws of life to remove the Plaintiff from the vehicle.

The Plaintiff claimed, and the Plaintiff’s expert testified, that the tractor-trailer rear-ended Plaintiff’s vehicle and sent Plaintiff’s vehicle spinning into the concrete-enforced barrier on the side of the highway.

Robert Fuentes presented evidence and argued that the Plaintiff’s nearly-bald tires caused the Plaintiff to lose control and turn in front of the truck driver. Mr. Fuentes discredited Plaintiff’s expert reconstructionist and rebutted the expert’s opinion of how the accident occurred.

After a 3-day trial, the jury failed to find the trucking company’s driver negligent, and the Plaintiff walked away with $0.