Ferguson Law Firm secures TRO in fiery I-10 crash

By David Yates | Sep 27, 2018


BEAUMONT - The Ferguson Law Firm has secured a temporary restraining order regarding the fiery 18-wheeler crash that occurred on Interstate 10 on Sept. 20. 

The crash resulted in four fatalities and multiple injuries. The restraining order, according the Ferguson Law’s managing partner, Paul ‘Chip’ Ferguson, preserves the vehicles involved as well as multiple documents regarding the 18-wheeler driver and his employer.

“We have collected valuable information already regarding this tragic and unfortunate crash,” Ferguson said. “We have talked to eye witnesses and obtained inside investigatory reports. We have consulted with experts in the various fields applicable to this crash. The victims of this tragedy deserve the best and, in a case like this, that’s us. 

“The victims also deserve hands-on justice. That, too, is us. It is a reputation we have and a reputation we’ve earned.

Ferguson recently obtained a $4.8 million settlement in a commercial vehicle crane case. One month ago, in yet another commercial vehicle accident, Ferguson recovered $1.55 million. 

Ferguson also holds the nation’s largest recovery in an 18-wheeler side underride case with his $36,000,000 recovery for Kelleigh Falcon. He also obtained the state’s largest motor vehicle verdict in 2013 in a case against a delivery driver that totaled $34,000,000.

The restraining order was obtained by two partners at The Ferguson Law Firm: Ferguson and Cody Dishon on Sept. 26. Dishon was co-counsel with Ferguson in the recent $4.8 million settlement. 

The TRO was signed by Judge Donald Floyd of the 172nd Judicial District Court.  It is set for a hearing on entry of a Temporary Injunction on Oct. 5. Until that hearing, both the driver and his employer, YRC Freight, are required to maintain the vehicles and relevant documents. 

The case is cause No. E-202590 and entitled Charles “Chuck” Keel and Elizabeth Keel vs. YRC, Inc. d/b/a YRC Freight and Timothy Thomas Poppen. 

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