On Dec. 4, 2008, a jury awarded $49,098 to a mother and two children injured in a rear-end collision in Dallas.
In 2004, Silvia Dominguez and her children Teresita and Erick Hernandez were passengers in a vehicle struck from behind by a van driven by Raul Romero and owned by Champ Transportation Services.
Dominguez sustained back injuries and underwent chiropractic treatment, a diskogram and disk resection at L4-5. However, she claimed her pain still persists and she may need a lumbar fusion in the future.
The children also had minor injuries and were treated at the emergency room after the crash.
The defendants admitted liability but argued Dominguez’s back problems were due to her job as a warehouse worker and disputed the need for future treatment.
Dominguez v. Romero, No. DC-06-03870
Court: 160th District Court, Dallas County