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Herrman & Herrman Receives $23,291,950.72 Judgment for DUI Wrongful Death Case

The family of 14 year old Rhyan Moody, who was killed by a T-bone collision with a drunk driver,  Jose Victor Chaparro-Saenz, on Thanksgiving night in 2017, was awarded $23 million dollars by a judge this week. Ms. Moody was riding in the backseat of her grandparents car when Chaparro-Saenz ran a red light and hit the vehicle she was in. Chaparro-Saenz was intoxicated and going 65+ MPH when he T-boned their car. The medical examiner’s office reported that Moody died from injuries sustained in the motor vehicle collision.

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Ms. Moody suffered from blunt force trauma to her head, causing her death. 

On the day of judgment, Cary Toland of Herrman & Herrman P.L.L.C, presented the evidence proving Chaparro-Saenz to be liable for the death of Ms. Moody. The judge, in turn, ruled on the verdict the same day. 

“A Drunk driver took the Moody/Penrod family’s 14 year daughter. When they came to us for help, I took it to heart. As a parent, I realized there is no greater loss than the loss of your child.  As a driver, I realized there is nothing more reckless and indifferent than a drunk speeding motorist who is disregarding traffic signals. Rhyan was irreplaceable, and there is nothing anyone can or could do to change that. But at the very least, I knew I could bring her family justice and perhaps some amount of closure to this most tragic event…” said Herrman & Herrman attorney Cary Toland. 

In the end, the judge ruled in favor of Ms. Moody. With the help of expert drunk driving and wrongful death attorney Cary Toland, associate attorney at Herrman & Herrman, Rhyan Moody’s family was awarded $23,291,950.72. 

Experienced Drunk Driving Accident & Wrongful Death Attorneys in Texas

At Herrman & Herrman, we know how difficult wrongful death accidents can be, and what the loss of a loved one can mean for you and your family. As a highly respected personal injury firm in Texas, we pride ourselves on the compassion and skill we bring to each and every case. After a wrongful death accident, we will build your case and get you the compensation you deserve so that you can try to get some closure to this tragic event. 

With offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Brownsville, and McAllen, Herrman & Herrman serves victims throughout the state of Texas. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact Herrman & Herrman for representation to get maximum compensation for your injury. 

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With over 100 years of combined experience among the legal team of Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., our Texas personal attorneys have successfully resolved over 20,000 cases. When representing injured Texas residents, we fight for justice against wrongdoing and aggressively pursue the best resolution to complex personal injury claims. Start down the road to recovery by contacting us for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.

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