Taylor v. Cade’s Building Materials
(114th Dist. Ct.; Smith County, Texas): This was the first in a continuing line of record-setting financial recoveries Roberts & Roberts has obtained for victims of unsafe practices and products. This case arose out of a traffic fatality that occurred in 1982 when a car ran a red light at an intersection. The decedent, who was driving to work, left behind a wife and young child. Roberts & Roberts negotiated a settlement which was reportedly the largest wrongful death settlement in that jurisdiction at that time (More recently, Roberts & Roberts negotiated a settlement for the surviving widow and child of a similarly tragic traffic accident. This more recent settlement was ten times as large as the historic settlement of the 1982 case).