Injured? Dial #WIN or #946 from your cellphone for your free consultation or call 1-800-LAW-NEED.
Call Us 24/7
( 1-800-529-6333 )
Click to Call 24/7

Trucker Awarded Eighty Million Dollars Due to Crash Caused by Negligent Employer

May 20, 2019

HIDALGO COUNTY, TX – According to an online news report at, a driver of a truck was awarded eighty million dollars after his employer attempted to coerce him to cheat on his logbooks.  The employee was injured as a result of his employer’s negligence.*

A truck driver, who raised allegations that his employer attempted to coerce him into cheating on his log books, was awarded eighty million dollars by a jury in Texas due to injuries he sustained in a crash that occurred in 2015.

On May 7, 2019, a jury in Hidalgo County Texas fined three companies: Anca Transport, Omega Freight Logistics, and JNM Express.  These companies were each fined $25 million.  The jury also awarded the truck driver five million in compensation.

The accident was caused by the employee falling asleep at the wheel on May 6, 2015.  As a result, the man rear-ended another 18-wheeler on Interstate 59 in Alabama.  The employee sustained serious injuries, which included a broken foot, broken ribs, a crushed pelvis, and a traumatic mesenteric hematoma. 

“We had testimony from four former drivers of that company that they were pushed very hard,” said the employee’s attorney.  “They testified that the owner would instruct them to falsify their logs and keep going.  Their employee handbook stated that if they were late with a delivery, they would be fined. If they refused a dispatch, they were going to be terminated.”

Per documents from the court, the employee indicated that right before the accident happened, the truck driver’s employer requested that he change his logbook to make it look as if he was taken the thirty four hour restart so that he could transport produce from San Antonio, Texas to Jessup, Maryland.  The employee indicated that he was afraid he would be fired if he didn’t comply with his employer’s request.  

Put Our Law Firm's Over 39 Years Of Legal Experience To Work For Your Case!

If you have been injured by any type of accident caused by someone else's negligence, call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law for your free consultation today. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law has been representing those who suffer serious injuries for over 39 years.

No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour live chat.


* Disclaimer / Questions / Concerns

Category: Accident News

Please Note:
All information provided by our blogs is general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Consult a Montlick attorney for details about your unique situation.

We have updated our privacy policy. By continuing, you are agreeing to our terms.