BIG WIN FOR TOUCHSTONE IN HILL COUNTY, TEXAS

A state court jury has decided the driver of a refrigerated box truck was free of negligence in an accident on Interstate 35 near Hillsboro in which the driver of a stalled car was killed.

A state court jury has decided the driver of a refrigerated box truck was free of negligence in an accident on Interstate 35 near Hillsboro in which the driver of a stalled car was killed.

Following a nearly two-week trial in Hill County District Court, a jury found truck driver Nicolas Carillo was not negligent in the June 2006 crash, and thus did not reach the question of any damages that might otherwise have been awarded to the family of the deceased driver — her husband and four adult sons. The family sued Carillo and his employer, Prestige Wine Cellars, Inc, a Texas-based wine distributor, claiming wrongful death. The company and driver were represented by defense attorneys R. Wayne Gordon, and Darrell W. Calvin, Jr., partners at Touchstone Bernays. Gordon and Calvin have tried numerous catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases involving truck accidents on Texas highways.

Prior to trial, the family had demanded $5 million to settle the case. They rejected all settlement offers by the defendants.

The deceased driver’s sister was a passenger in the car and survived the collision. She made a bystander claim and claims for physical injuries sustained in the accident, as well; a claim which was also rejected by the jury’s finding of “no negligence.”

MORE INFORMATION: Sidney H. Davis, managing partner, 214-741-1166, sid.davis@tbjbs.com.

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