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William K. Berenson

William Berenson’s Legal Cases

8 total

  • Reutters v. United Petroleum Transports Co., Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Trucking Accident
    Date:
    Oct 24, 2008
    Outcome:
    $5,500,000
    Description:
    From Fort Worth-Star Telegram (front page) "A couple seriously injured last year when a tanker truck hit their car on Interstate 35W near Burleson have received a $5.5 million settlement from the Oklahoma company that owns the truck. Mary and John Reutter received the settlement after a mediation conference last month between their attorney and those representing United Petroleum Transports...." Mrs. Reutter was seriously injured and lost the use of her left arm. Her husband sustained neck and back injuries. Just before trial, the case settled for over 10 times their total medical bills.
  • Walters v. Laws Trucking Co.

    Practice Area:
    Trucking Accident
    Date:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Outcome:
    $1,500,000
    Description:
    A young man repairing a disabled 18 wheeler on the shoulder of I-35 in Gainesville died when another 18 wheeler crashed into the other semi. The Dallas attorney for the trucking company claimed their driver suffered a heart attack and was not at fault, that the man had died instantaneously and had not suffered substantial pain, and that his medical bills were minimal, among other defenses. The case, which was filed in federal court in Marshall, settled after several years of litigation for all available insurance policies.
  • Barnett v. Avila Trucking Company

    Practice Area:
    Trucking Accident
    Date:
    Aug 13, 2010
    Outcome:
    $750,000
    Description:
    My client's pickup truck was side-swiped by an 18 wheeler in Richland Hills in a low speed collision. There was only minor damage to his truck and very little to the side of 18 wheeler. My client drove home from the scene. He later had surgery to his neck. A Dallas law firm denied that its driver was at fault and vigorously contested liability and damages. I took many depositions and obtained more than 10 times my client's medical bills.
  • Xayyavongsas v. CSU Transport Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Trucking Accident
    Date:
    Oct 05, 2007
    Outcome:
    $1,000,000
    Description:
    A 16 year old high school student was standing next to a car that had a flat tire on the inside shoulder of I-35 in Fort Worth when the car and he were clipped by a passing 18 wheeler. The young man died within hours and his sister was also injured. Another attorney and I tracked down the trucking company and filed suit. I recovered $750,000 and $250,000 for the deceased son and daughter, respectively, and other injured persons collected the balance of the insurance policy after lengthy litigation.
  • Pitts v. Triple Crown Services Co.

    Practice Area:
    Trucking Accident
    Date:
    Jan 25, 2008
    Outcome:
    $225,000
    Description:
    A woman was side swiped by a truck tractor on 820 in Fort Worth and ruptured a breast implant. The defendants argued that my client had hit the tractor and many other defenses.
  • Dickens v. Federal Express Corporation

    Practice Area:
    Trucking Accident
    Date:
    Nov 04, 2011
    Outcome:
    $750,000
    Description:
    My client was driving a concrete cement mixer when a van drove into his path, causing him to tip over. Later his neck was operated on. The insurance company attorneys fought the case, arguing that the man was 65 years old and raising other defenses. .
  • Morris v. Spirit Airlines, Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Jun 08, 2012
    Outcome:
    $1,000,000
    Description:
    My client was rear ended in his large Chevy Tahoe by a Spirit employee driving a car, only scratching the SUV's bumper. My retired client, age 67 had his back operated on. I filed suit and after fighting a large law firm made the defendant tender the entire $1 million policy limits.
  • Jordan v. IESI Corporation

    Practice Area:
    Trucking Accident
    Date:
    Dec 14, 2009
    Outcome:
    $2,225,000
    Description:
    A man was driving a dump truck on I30 in Fort Worth one morning when he crashed into a garbage truck that had run out of gas. The man died instantly. After several years of litigation, the defendants paid $2,225,000 to the widow and his daughter.