$3,500,000 Settlement

$3.35 Million Settlement for Client Rear-Ended by an 18 Wheeler

Zehl & Associates is pleased to have obtained a $3.35 million settlement on behalf of our client, Tommy East, who suffered a concussion as well as herniated disks in his neck and back after being rear-ended by an Oakley Trucking 18 wheeler driven by David Henefield, one of Oakley’s drivers.

At mediation, Oakley Trucking and its insurance company, AIG, claimed that they would never offer more than $1,000,000.00 to settle the case.

Accordingly, we refused their inadequate settlement offer and prepared the case for trial.

Then, just days before jury selection was set to begin, Oakley Trucking and AIG increased their offer by over 3 times, bringing the final settlement amount to $3,350,000.00.

This settlement is the largest in Oakley Trucking’s history, making this the 4th consecutive case in which Zehl & Associates has obtained the largest recovery in a Defendant’s corporate history.


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Our Results

In addition to being undefeated at trial, we’ve obtained the Largest Accident Verdicts and Settlements in Texas. In the past 5 years alone, our truck accident attorneys have recovered over $1 Billion in verdicts and settlements against the largest truck and bus companies in the United States.

Our Truck Accident Lawyers have consistenly obtained the largest verdicts and settlements in Texas, including:

  • #1 largest accident verdict in TX
  • #1 largest accident verdict in Dallas County
  • #7 largest accident verdict in TX
  • #1 largest verdict in R&L Trucking Company’s corporate history
  • #1 largest verdict in Greyhound Bus Company’s corporate history
  • #1 largest reported settlement in Oakley Trucking’s corporate history
  • #3 largest accident settlement in TX
  • #8 largest accident settlement in TX

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