Texas Law Could Reduce Huge Trucking Accident Verdicts

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Law360 (June 25, 2021, 6:19 p.m. EDT) – A new Texas law setting a number of procedural hurdles for commercial trucking accident cases could lead to a sharp drop in so-called runaway verdicts that the government lobby Trucking has reportedly plagued Lone Star courtrooms across the state in recent years, lawyers say.

HB 19 was promulgated by Governor Greg Abbott on June 16 and will come into force on September 1. The law imposes a two-phase lawsuit for negligence lawsuits brought against commercial vehicle companies operating in Texas.

The first phase of a trial would be conducted solely to determine liability. Evidence indicating whether a transport company has flouted the federal automobile …

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