Case Study: Hinton, et al v. Motor Coach Industries
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Product Liability, Insurance, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury
Defense Co-Counsel: Adams & Reese and Hartline Dacus Barger
“Compartmentalization”

Problem:
A motor coach driver traveling at speeds unsafe for weather conditions was slow to react to stopped highway traffic causing his vehicle to cross a meridian, hit oncoming traffic and flipping his vehicle. A number of passengers in the oncoming vehicles as well as in the motor coach were killed.

Plaintiffs decided to go after the motor coach manufacturer.

Solution:
Among the 30-plus demonstratives we produced, was a compact closing graphic that synthesized previous graphics, showing the jury that our client had strictly followed federal safety regulations for motor coaches and visualized the safety that those federal regulations provided. 

The case has gone through a series of appeals and counter appeals with courts in support of both parties, with the latest appeal to the Texas Supreme Court.

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