The following are a select list of some of the cases handled by the Texas Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, and Commercial Litigation Lawyers at Hill Law Firm.
Moreno, et al. v. Hilcorp and A&R Demolition
Luis Moreno and his crew were called to salvage valves from an abandoned gas plant in Edna, Texas. The owner had cleaned and purged the lines prior to their arrival. After working on the project for over a week, Luis encountered residual hydrocarbons in one of the pipes. An explosion occurred and he was engulfed in flames. He suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns to 60% of his body and spent almost two months in the burn unit at UTMB in Galveston. The case was tried for four weeks in the 55th Judicial District of Harris County, Texas.
Eight Figure Verdict
Wojewski v. TXU et al.
Wrongful death case involving an auto-pedestrian accident. The case was tried over the course of a week in the 95th Judicial District of Dallas County, Texas
Seven Figure Verdict
MT v. Boss Hoss Cycles
This was a wrongful Death case involving a rear axle fracture on a custom-made Boss Hoss motorcycle. MT and his wife were driving a Boss Hoss motorcycle when the rear axle fractured, locking up the rear tire and causing MT to lose control. MT was thrown from the motorcycle, suffering life-threatening injuries. His wife suffered fatal injuries. Boss Hoss announced a recall for its 1993 and 1994 models of due to rear axle failures/fractures. MT and his wife owned a 1995 Boss Hoss motorcycle, which likewise experienced a rear axle fracture, despite not being a part of the recall. This case settled on the eve of trial, after two years of litigation. We hired 9 experts, and deposed approximately 45 witnesses, in Texas, Tennessee, Georgia, Oregon and California.
JP v. Nexen Tire Corporation
Our client suffered a tread separation to his left front tire, causing him to lose control and strike a tree. JP, a professional athlete, suffered life-threatening injuries that ended his career. After dozens of depositions of witnesses, first responders, experts, tire factory workers and corporate representatives in New York, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas and Seoul, South Korea, the case was resolved.
Zendejas v. International Muffler Company
Approximately 51 days before the fire, our client purchased a new muffler manufactured by IMCO. As he was driving from San Antonio, Texas to visit family out of state, his vehicle was suddenly engulfed in flames as he was traveling at highway speeds. He suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns to over 55% of his body and his medical bills exceeded $1,000,000. After a thorough investigation, we determined that the muffler suffered a seam failure, which caused the fire. We hired fire consultants, professional engineers, and metallurgists to perform testing on exemplar mufflers, which revealed the defect in the subject muffler. The case was tried to a jury in San Antonio, Texas.
Confidential settlement during trial.
Martinez v. U-Haul
Husband and Wife clients suffered 3rd degree burns to over 60% of their bodies from a propane explosion. They spent approximately three months in the burn unit and their medical bills exceeded $500,000. Their propane tank was improperly over-filled by an unlicensed and uncertified employee. The propane expanded in the summer heat, released through the pressure relief valve, and ignited when coming into contact with a nearby ignition source. Confidential settlement – this settlement was the largest settlement in history against U-Haul Corporation at the time.
EC v. Continental Tire and Ford Motor Company
Represented 11 member of a youth group from a church in Oklahoma who suffered severe injuries when their tread separated from their tire, causing their 15-passenger van to lose control and roll over.
Results depend on the facts of the specific case. If you would like more information about cases we have handled, please call or email us today.