HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Jul 19, 2016) - Zehl & Associates, PC, a leading personal injury law firm, was honored by VerdictSearch for obtaining two of the top 10 largest accident settlements in the state of Texas in 2015.
This is the third consecutive year that Zehl & Associates has won the largest accident verdict or settlement in Texas and the fifth consecutive year that it has obtained the largest accident recovery in a defendant's corporate history.
Firm founder Ryan Zehl said, "Our goal, as trial lawyers, is and always has been to improve our clients' lives. The fact that we're consistently able to achieve that goal -- and set records while doing so -- is simply a product of the dedication and commitment that's shared by our lawyers and staff.
In December, the firm announced a $6 million settlement on behalf of five bus passengers who were injured when the driver lost control and flipped the bus. The bus company attempted to avoid liability by claiming that the driver suffered a sudden medical emergency -- in other words, that he choked on coffee. The case settled shortly after the firm obtained what appears to be the first court-ordered sleep study in Texas, which confirmed that the driver had been suffering from moderate to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This was the fifth largest in Texas in 2015.
Several months earlier, Zehl & Associates obtained a $3.35 million settlement on behalf of a client who herniated disks in his neck and lower back after being rear-ended by an 18 wheeler that was owned and operated by Oakley Trucking.
This was the ninth largest settlement in Texas in 2015 and remains the largest in Oakley Trucking's corporate history.
About the Personal Injury Lawyers at Zehl & Associates, PC
Based in Houston, Zehl & Associates is a personal injury law firm that represents clients across the country who were seriously injured or killed in offshore accidents, bus and truck accidents, refinery and plant explosions, and by dangerous products and medical devices. In the past five years alone, the firm has won over $750 million for its clients, including the largest accident verdicts and settlements in Texas, as well as the largest verdicts in their opponent's corporate histories. For more information about the firm, please visit www.zehllaw.com.