Dallas Crane Collapse
On June 9, 2019 a crane collapsed onto a downtown Dallas apartment building after severe thunderstorm killing one person and injuring several others.
The “Affluenza” Case
Todd Clement initially represented Eric Boyles, whose wife and daughter were killed by the notorious Affluenza defendant Ethan Couch and later pursued the only remaining civil case on behalf of the McConnell Family with a goal to give the victims some closure by bringing to light the full story. The fruits of two years of work were featured twice on ABC’s 20/20 in a story entitled “A Case of Affluenza” and Todd was a frequent subject of media interviews when Couch went on the run and was ultimately captured.
After handling a landmark texting double death case, Todd became a nationally recognized legal expert on distracted driving cases. He is a frequent speaker for the National Safety Council and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and his safety crusade has been featured on national and local television and in print media.
Distracted Driving Articles
National Safety Council
The Washington Post
Todd Clement interviewed by The Washington Post
The Dallas Morning News
Lawyer: Ban Cell use driving on job
The Daily Herald
NAFA Fleet Management Association
The Economic and Social Costs of Distracted Driving
Journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers
Cell Phone Use While Driving & Professional Liability
The “Magnablend” Chemical Fire
On October 3, 2011, the Magnablend Chemical Plant in Waxahachie exploded and burned to the ground. Our client suffered significant brain damage due to smoke exposure. The case went to trial and after several weeks during which the jury learned of Magnablend’s egregious safety violations and the life-changing consequences to our client and his family, the case was settled for a confidential sum. The last few days of the trial was covered by the local Waxahachie Newspaper.