A 35 year old Jefferson County school teacher settled her Texas truck accident lawsuit against a tractor-trailer driver and his employer for $725,000. The teacher alleged she was driving to work when an 18-wheeler swerved into her lane and crushed her car against the concrete barrier. The teacher suffered herniated cervical disc injuries at C4-5 and C5-6 and underwent a discectomy and cervical fusion. The truck driver’s phone records were subpoenaed and, according to the teacher, showed that the truck driver was on the phone when he swerved into her lane. The case was settled at a mediation conducted by former Judge James Mehaffy of Beaumont.