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$28.4 million verdict for passengers in Alice, TX car accident.

Did you hear that a Texas jury returned a verdict of $28.4 million to a mother and daughter for injuries that resulted in a 2010 company vehicle accident? They were passengers in the vehicle.

Suit was filed in the 79th Judicial Court of Jim Wells County. 

The car accident took place on October 19, 2010.  Angelique Briones, 40, and Elida Briones, 57, were riding in a LeFleur Transportation of Texas, Inc. vehicle. The driver of the vehicle entered an intersection when the traffic light was yellow. The accident occurred on Highway 44 in Alice, Texas, near Corpus Christi. It was at that time that they were struck by another vehicle.

Both women suffered from injuries. The daughter, Angelique Briones, sustained a back injury requiring surgery. Elida Briones suffered from a neck injury and underwent surgery. 

In incidents like this, attorneys will want to investigate whether the driver was properly trained. In this case, there was trial evidence showing that the driver was not adequately trained on driver safety before the accident. The Weaver Law Firm congratulates the Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys on the successful 28.4 million verdict.

Too often drivers operate company vehicles without proper training. As a result, people get injured in car accidents. Also, too often, insurance companies and their lawyers refuse to recognize the negligence of a company's subpar safety standards.  If juries continue to make similar awards, it should send a message to other companies to institute better safety and training.

   - Article by Richard Weaver, a Texas personal injury lawyer based out of Houston, Texas, serving San Antonio.

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