Jury Awards Over $44 Million in 18-Wheeler Accident

On March 30, 2017, a Stallion Production Services 18-wheeler driven by Rodney Simmons collided with a Dodge pickup, which caused a rollover accident and catastrophic injuries. Lloyd Kulik and Atreyu Muniz were in the pickup. At the time of the accident, Mr. Simmons had been working for Stallion for approximately two weeks. He was taking a tanker of wastewater to a disposal pond around 11:30 p.m.

Mr. Kulik and Mr. Muniz filed suit and alleged “Although Kulik was already in the passing lane and in the process of passing, Rodney Simmons entered Mr. Kulik’s lane in an attempt to make a left turn…the impact caused Mr. Kulik’s vehicle to flip, resulting in severe injuries to all persons in the vehicle.” Mr. Kulik suffered a burst fracture to his cervical spine. He was left a quadriplegic. After a trial that started on July 8, 2019, the jury awarded him $40,145,909.00. Mr. Muniz suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the accident. The jury awarded him $4,479,517.00. The jury deliberated a total of six hours. Stallion Production Services has 30 days to appeal the verdict.

When someone is injured or dies in an accident, financial recovery may be available. Such recovery is particularly important when permanent, life changing injuries are incurred. It is important to contact someone who understands the intricacies of the injured party’s right to recover.

Abraham Watkins offers a free consultation to anyone wishing to pursue a claim for such injuries or fatalities.