Kwok Partially Settles Negligent Excavation Death Case for Seven-Figure Policy Limits

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Shelby County Texas – November 2017, Kwok negotiates policy limits settlement with one Defendant. The case continues against all remaining Defendants.

On May 9, 2017, in the small town of Joaquin in East Texas, a catastrophic cave-in occurred at a job site, killing one and injuring several others. Rob Kwok & Garrett Wilson filed and received a temporary restraining order immediately upon accepting the case. Next Kwok filed and received permission to take a Rule 202 deposition of the excavation company’s owner. Shortly after Mr. Wilson deposed the owner, Mr. Kwok was able to negotiate and receive policy limits from one Defendant. Says Kwok “When a company is negligent in their planning and execution it jeopardizes the safety of everyone on the job site. Our trial team is dedicated to holding companies responsible so that tragedies like this happen less. After 25 years in the business, we are blessed with the experience and resources necessary to act quickly and decisively. I am pleased that we were able to obtain justice for the victims and their families.”

Kwok Daniel LLP is an industry leader in representing families with loved ones injured or wrongfully killed at work. Using cutting edge techniques and technology, Mr. Kwok leads a team of committed trial lawyers who take extreme responsibility for the firm’s cases. If you or someone you know was injured or killed on the job, please contact us today for a free consultation. We promise to treat you with dignity and respect.

Timeline for this policy limits settlement:

On July 27, 2017, senior attorney Garrett Wilson deposes the defendant company’s owner.

On June 26, 2017, the Court signed our order to conduct a Rule 202 deposition before suit.
Read the order HERE

On May 15, 2017, the Court signed Kwok’s Temporary Restraining Order, ceasing any additional work and freezing all machinery at the work site.

On May 12, 2017, Rob Kwok filed a temporary restraining order enjoining the City of Joaquin from destroying and altering the work site where this event occurred.  Unfortunately, the City continued to work on the job site backfilling the excavation site with multiple truckloads of red clay, despite notice of the pending TRO from Kwok Daniel’s senior counsel, Garrett Wilson.

On May 9, 2017, in the small town of Joaquin in East Texas, a catastrophic excavation cave-in occurred at a job site, killing one and severely injuring others.  Kwok Daniel is honored to represent the family of Patrick Parks, who tragically died while being buried alive, trying to rescue his brother and another worker who were working down in an site in the City of Joaquin.  Patrick died trying to save his brother, Lloyd Parks and several others trapped in the deep hole.