Plaintiffs’ trial lawyer Chip Brooker of Brooker Law, PLLC, in Dallas has been recognized as a member of the 2018 Products Liability Trial Team of the Year by the publishers of The National Law Journal and The Trial Lawyer, the official magazine of The National Trial Lawyers.
A $242 Million Verdict
Mr. Brooker was honored alongside attorneys Frank Branson, Debbie Branson and Eric Stahl of Dallas’ The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson during the 2019 Trial Lawyers Summit in Miami on January 21. The four attorneys were recognized for their roles in winning a $242 million verdict last summer for the family of two young children who suffered severe traumatic brain injuries when their parents’ seat belts and seatbacks failed during a rear-end collision.
A Dallas jury found Toyota Corp. and Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., liable for the children’s injuries based primarily on design defects in the seats and seat belts in the family’s Lexus ES300. The $242 million jury award is the second-largest personal-injury verdict in Dallas County history, according to VerdictSearch.