The East Texas law firm of Goudarzi & Young has won a record $150 million wrongful death settlement in a case involving an 18-wheeler crash.
At about 5 a.m. May 24, 2020, a Werner Enterprises 18-wheeler crashed into the rear of a small passenger vehicle that had become disabled on Interstate 30 near Sulphur Springs. The resulting crash caused the passenger vehicle to burst into flames, killing two young children who were trapped inside, according to information from the law firm.
The lawsuit filed by Goudarzi & Young against Werner Enterprises alleged the driver of the 18-wheeler was negligent and grossly negligent in the operation of the tractor-trailer. The lawsuit also alleged Werner was negligent in its hiring, training and supervision of the driver