On Monday, May 15th, Williams Kherkher partner Jim Hart was the guest speaker at the United Steelworkers’ District 13-2000 annual scholarship banquet. Over the years, the union has given out over $300,000 in scholarship money to children of members. In fact, in 2017, over $13,000 was awarded, and each year all of the scholarship money has been raised by Union members. Williams Kherkher has been a proud supporter of this program for many years.
To see more photos of the event, visit the Union’s Facebook page.
On January 20, 2015 our client broke his leg when he was hit by an SUV while he was attempting to purchase an automobile at an auto auction. The driver of the SUV was a worker sent over by Pacesetter to drive cars at the Manheim Big H auction center. Our client was safely crossing the road when he was struck by a Ford Explorer being driven by the defendant.
Our client was back to work in just 9 months. He turned to Jim Hart and Steve Kherkher to handle his case and handle the case they did.
Steve and Jim spent many long nights strategizing and prepping for trial. After a rigorous trial before Harris County 55th District Court Judge Shadwick, the jury came back with a UNANIMOUS decision in favor of the plaintiff. They awarded the client $750,000 for pain and suffering as well as $750,000 for physical impairment for a whopping total of $1.5 million dollars.
Here at Williams Kherkher, we are so proud of Jim and Steve and the work they put in on behalf of their client and know they will do the same for you or your family members.
Jim Hart, partner at Williams Kherkher, has been named Litigator of the Week by Texas Lawyer for his work in achieving an $11 million dollar verdict for the family of a man killed in an accident involving a tanker truck carrying explosive materials. Hart and his partner Steve Kherkher, who also served as counsel on the case, brought a claim against X-Chem and NCH Corp. for gross negligence in causing the death of Daniel Rhodes.
Jim and Steve chose to pursue compensation from these companies, and not the driver of the vehicle, because of serious failures in the driver’s training which caused him to mistakenly attempt to return to the road after he was allegedly forced off by another truck. The jury agreed with the arguments set forth and delivered a verdict of $11 million in favor of the family, assessing 25% liability to X-Chem and 75% to NCH Corp.