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Chip Ferguson recovers confidential 7-figure settlement in I-10 commercial vehicle crash

By David Yates | Apr 2, 2019

BEAUMONT - Paul ‘Chip’ Ferguson, founder of The Ferguson Law Firm, has concluded a lawsuit for the adult children whose parents were killed in a collision with an 18-wheeler on Interstate 10. The settlement was, according to Ferguson, for a substantial, 7-figure amount. 

The specifics are confidential.

According to a press release, in 2017 a tractor-trailer transporting two pieces of heavy equipment lost control and jumped the concrete barrier dividing east- and west-bound traffic on Interstate 10 near Vidor. The tractor-trailer struck an oncoming vehicle being driven by a 68-year old woman. Her husband was the only passenger. 

Both died at the scene.

The truck driver admitted no responsibility, claiming that his truck malfunctioned, the release states. 

When questioned by Ferguson, however, the truck driver conceded he had no idea what malfunction it may have been.

“This family wanted answered,” Ferguson said. “Their parents had been killed and they deserved to know why.” 

Ferguson discovered both the investigating DPS team and forensic examinations of the truck found no reason for the crash other than the truck driver’s own negligence, the release states.  

The parents had all daughters. 

“Words cannot convey what it was like for these four women to face the loss of their parents. It completely devastated each of them,” Ferguson said, adding that the case was hard-fought but, ultimately, the firm gathered and stacked the evidence so high that their clients prevailed.

“We got every bit of possible insurance money the 18-wheeler had,” Ferguson said. “Our clients deserved, and got, every bit of that. 

 “Everyone at The Ferguson Law Firm was honored to represent this family and the memory of their parents. Again, it was truly a team effort, something we pride ourselves on. Our clients wanted answers and, ultimately, justice. We think we got it for them.

The Ferguson Law Firm maintains its offices in Beaumont, Texas and, from there, continues their commitment to achieving the best possible results for their clients, the release states.

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