6.13.2008

Today . . .


. . . the Texas Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of the Defendant in the wrongful death lawsuit in "TXI TRANSPORTATION COMPANY, ET AL. v. RANDY HUGHES, ET AL." That's the case out of Paradise discussed earlier here.

You can actually read some of the briefs filed in the case here.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree with M&M. However at the end of any accident in Wise County involving a BIG TRUCK it is always the fault of the BIG TRUCK! when in realty more so than Not it is the fault of the little four wheeler, so many seem to think Big Trucks stop on a dime, when you pull out infront of them all because you don't want to be behind them. I can go and on But Hey GET OFF YOUR CELL PHONES and pay attention, Big Trucks are here and they will always be here. Stop and think educate yourselves about blind spots on them, stop stomping on the brakes because you are to busy talking on the phone, stop racing them, and always remember when you dicide to get into with a BIG TRUCK You will always LOSE. Educate all drivers and stop pointing the finger at Big TRucks. I remember this accident all to well, and yes she was at fault for the accident, but the big truck driver was really at fault when he had no business being on the road illegally, the award money is just another Texas way sue sue sue... sad and what a terible lose. but to go after a big trucking company for just the money shows me the real person s involved, Morals are lacking there

Anonymous said...

The original trial omitted so much pertinent information that I don't know if the SC can rule intelligently. Sure the driver was an illegal -deal with that issue separately. As to "fault" it seems clear to me it was the dead driver's fault. Too bad - should get no monetary award for being an inattentive driver.

Anonymous said...

You people should mind your own business. A families tragedy should not be your gain for a moment of penmanship to judge someone you never knew. Kim and her family is irreplaceable....No matter what happened, each of them are in a better place. I pray nothing happens to your family and your reports are placed for public review....(Ever heard of Karma?)

Anonymous said...

When you get behind the wheel of any motor vehicle illegally. You are automatically at fault. Thats the law deal with it.

Anonymous said...

7:37 With all due respect,you are poorly misinformed. I worked that accident,was at trial and had to physically restrain Mr.Hughes the day he drove by seeing what he thought was his wifes car on the side of the road and he tried to run up and confirm if it was his family that horrible day.

Kim Hughes was on Hwy 114 waiting to make a legal turn onto a county road when she was struck from behind by a driver who had either dozed off or who's attention was diverted.

Anonymous said...

10:51 PM - I think you have the wrong accident or have your facts wrong.

Copied exactly from the Response to Petition - Filed: 10/24/2007:
Just outside Paradise, Ms. Hughes approached Mr. Rodriguez on the two-lane highway, each traveling 60 m.p.h..

(Note - I like how they don't even have the state right in what they called "Statement of Facts")

2:03 PM - It became open for discussion when the family sued TXI for millions of dollars.

My problem with these cases and the lawyers who handle them is they are trying to profit off the tragic event and will stop at nothing to make someone responsible for an accident. I hope justice prevails.

Anonymous said...

POORLY MIS-INFORMED? MAYBE YOU SHOULD TRY READING THE POST. i SAID WHEN YOU GET BEHIND THE WHEEL OF ANY MOTOR VEHICLE ILLEGALLY YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY AT FAULT. NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENED, HE IS AT FAULT ! NO THAT FAMILY CAN AND WILL NEVER BE REPLACED HOWEVER THEY WOULD STILL BE HERE HAD THAT DRIVER NOT BEEN BEHIND THE WHEEL.

Anonymous said...

The U.S. government is partially at fault for failing to stop the Mexican invasion. Companies, like TXI as well as local home builders who hire them are at fault when their greed for cheap labor leads to the public becoming victims.

Anonymous said...

For the poorly informed poster who believes that being an illegal makes that person at fault - that is just incorrect. His immigration status has absolutely no bearing on the facts of the accident. I suspect even the Texas SC will understand that simple legal fact.

Anonymous said...

I WOULD GO FURTHER AND AGRUE THIS POINT WITH YOU! HOWEVER MIS INFORMED I SEE NO REASON TO AGRUE WITH IT SINCE YOU HAVE NOT THE SMALLEST TRUTH OF BEING IN COMMERICIAL VEHICLE LAWS. THEREFORE BID YOU A GREAT DAY