One of the top 100 largest jury verdicts in the nation in 2006, this trial resulted in a $28 million dollar verdict in favor of Crosley Law Firm’s clients.
This was a tragic case. Family man, husband and father, Ed Souza was hit and killed by a drunk driver in the middle of the afternoon. The crash happened while Souza was working on his car, which was parked in front of his home. His wife also suffered multiple serious injuries, including a fractured neck. To make matters worse, the couple’s 9-year-old daughter heard the crash from inside their home, and came outside, witnessing the aftermath.
The Defendant, Monte James Cooper, had been drinking beer all day and was on his way his daughter’s school to pick her up. He dropped a lit cigarette, and while fumbling for it, lost control of his pickup truck, striking Souza and dragging him to his death.
Due to the enormous size of the verdict in favor of Crosley Law Firm’s clients, this case was featured on the San Antonio evening news, and was reported around the nation.