By Cristina Aldrete, Marina J. Gonzales, Richard Perez and Al Arreola Jr.
Turn on the TV or drive any Texas highway and you will see ad after ad by plaintiff lawyers seeking lawsuits against commercial vehicles — whether an SUV, pickup, sedan, van or 18-wheeler.
Searching for the next big payday, personal injury trial lawyers are villainizing the vans and trucks we rely on every day to keep our homes and communities running. Small businesses, especially those owned and operated by women and people of color, are the main drivers of Texas’ spectacular job growth. It is those very job creators who are most at risk in the toxic litigation environment of today.