Attorneys with Zehl & Associates represented victim’s family

A Dallas County jury has returned a $37.5 million verdict against Oncor Electric Delivery Co. and one of its employees in a deadly crash that claimed the life of truck driver Shamsher Singh in 2021.

Ryan Zehl, Matt Greenberg, and Mike Streich with Zehl & Associates represented the plaintiffs, Mr. Singh’s widow and his three children, along with co-counsel Michael Lyons from Lyons & Simmons.

Oncor lineman Joseph Pederson was driving an Oncor service vehicle, a Ford F-150, along I-635 West in Dallas on Aug. 7, 2021, when the vehicle slammed into the back of Mr. Singh’s 18-wheeler, which was disabled between the outside lane and shoulder.

Mr. Singh was outside his vehicle, inspecting it on the passenger side by the retaining wall, when the collision occurred. He was pinned between his vehicle’s tire and the retaining wall and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Evidence at trial included traffic video of the accident, which clearly showed that Mr. Pederson was distracted behind the wheel and never applied his brakes before veering into the big rig.

“The family is relieved that this case is over and that Oncor and Mr. Pederson have been held accountable for this tragedy,” said Zehl & Associates founding partner Ryan Zehl. “As we were able to show at trial, this accident was absolutely preventable, and the jury understood that.”

The case, Baldish Kaur, et al. v. Oncor Electric Delivery Company NTU LLC, et al., was heard in the 160th Civil District Court of Dallas County. The case number is DC-21-12096.

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