A district court jury in Hidalgo County has awarded $1,702,709 to a nurse who blamed her employer for the injuries she sustained in a hit-and-run collision.
On April 13, 2005, Andrea Davilla was driving on Chihuahua Road in Penitas on her way to a patient appointment when she was struck head-on by another vehicle, which fled from the scene.
Davilla fractured her pelvis and left leg, arm and ankle, and also needed hip replacement surgery. She hasn’t worked since the incident, and it’s unlikely she will ever be able to return to nursing.
Davilla sued her employer, Americare Nursing Services, and its owner, Martha Arango, alleging her work schedule was such that she had to drive a dangerous route frequented by drug and human traffickers to get to her appointments. She said Americare refused to change her schedule despite her requests.
The defense argued Davilla didn’t need to take that route and said the unidentified driver was solely at fault.
The jury verdict came on June 12.
Davilla v. Arango, et al., No. C-599-07-C
Court: 139th District Court, Hidalgo County
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