A Texas resident was driving to Florida when he was suddenly rear-ended by an 18-wheeler commercial truck. The truck driver drove through a black cloud of smoke on the highway and as he drove through it, rear-ended our client. Our client, an undocumented Mexican national, was determined to sue the truck driver for negligence. The man requested the legal services of Scott C. Krist as he headed into the trial.
The same week, the Immigration Reform Bill failed and contributed heavily to our case. Due to our client’s illegal status at the time of the incident, the defense attempted to have his loss of earning capacity claim dismissed. The court chose to overrule this, and our client was awarded $2,200,000 in this Houston trucking accident case with an attorney fee of 40%.
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