Car accidents, unfortunately, occur with regularity in Texas, and while some are minor, many cause substantial harm. People injured in collisions have the right to pursue claims against the responsible parties, but if they fail to adequately demonstrate the crash in question was caused by another person’s negligence, their quest for justice may be denied. While there are grounds for vacating unfavorable verdicts in car accident cases, courts do not grant such requests lightly, as demonstrated in a recent Texas case, Mark Mandel v. Aaron Paul Cooper et al. (No. 06-23-00062-CV). If you were hurt in a car accident caused by someone else’s carelessness, you could be owed damages, and it is in your best interest to speak to a Texas car lawyer about your options.
Factual and Procedural History of the Case
It is reported that following a collision on an interstate highway, the plaintiff sued the defendant. The plaintiff’s complaint alleged that the defendant, who was working for a company at the time of the accident, negligently collided with his truck. The plaintiff further contended that the defendant’s employer, the company for which the defendant was working during the collision, should also be held liable.
It is alleged that at trial, both parties presented conflicting testimonies regarding the circumstances leading to the accident. The plaintiff claimed that his truck was properly lit and safely parked on the shoulder, while the defendant argued that the plaintiff’s truck was not adequately visible, partially obstructing the roadway. The jury ultimately found that neither party was negligent, resulting in a take-nothing judgment against the plaintiff. The plaintiff appealed the trial court’s judgment, asserting multiple errors. Continue Reading