Injured driver seeks more than $1 million from U.S. Well Services

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 4, 2019

HOUSTON – A truck driver who was injured when the motor of the truck he was driving blew up alleges the vehicle's owners failed to properly maintain it.

David Larkins filed a complaint on Feb. 8 in the Harris County District Court against U.S. Well Services Inc. and U.S. Well Services LLC alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 2, 2018, he was employed by Acme Truck Line Inc. driving a truck owned and/or maintained by defendants in Bryan when its motor blew up, causing him to take emergency action and drive the vehicle into a ditch. He alleges he sustained severe injuries to his neck, back, abdominal region and a broken right tibia as a result of the incident. 

The plaintiff holds U.S. Well Services Inc. and U.S. Well Services LLC responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to take reasonable steps to make their truck safe for operation, failed to properly maintain it and failed to warn him of the hidden dangers associated with the vehicle.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks monetary relief of more than $1 million and such other and further relief to which he may be justly entitled. He is represented by Jason A. Itkin, Noah M. Wexler, Ben Bireley, Rebecca L. Adams and Christopher Jake Balser of Arnold & Itkin LLP in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-10006

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