The Campaign For DA

2.22.2010

Breaking: Jackie Murphree Verdict

$24 million in total damages Percentages of fault:
  • Drunk Driver: 70%
  • Austin Bridge: 0%
  • Site Concrete: 15%
  • TxDot: 15%
It is my understanding (but for reason I don't readily understand) there will be no recovery from TxDot. The final outcome, unofficially, is that Site Concrete is responsible for its 15% (assuming the verdict holds up on appeal.) The intoxicated driver certainly isn't a factor in the verdict. If she had insurance, it probably wasn't much. The only folks with money were Site Concrete and Austin Bridge. That's really what the trial was about. Edit: Channel 8 coverage of verdict