Shelly Greco - Personal Injury, Truck Wreck and Car Accident Lawyer in Dallas, Texas
Shelly is the senior associate at Witherite Law Group and has been with the firm for over a decade. Shelly is a trial attorney who has tried and won numerous cases in Dallas, Collin and Tarrant counties as well as others throughout the state. Her compassion and commitment to her clients shines through in the courtroom. As such, Shelly is well respected by her peers in the legal community and loved by her clients.
Shelly is a life-long Texan and graduated from Duncanville High School where she was a leader on the girls’ basketball team winning two state championships and setting the state record for most consecutive wins under legendary Coach Sandra Meadows. Shelly graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Texas and went on to graduate with honors from Texas Tech School of Law in 1998. She spent the first six years of her career defending hospitals and physicians against medical malpractice claims and representing insurance companies in other personal injury suits. That experience has proven to be invaluable in her pursuit of justice for her clients now against insurance companies.
In addition to being a successful trial lawyer, Shelly is also a wife and proud mother of two boys.
Top Settlements and Verdicts
An 18 wheeler driver was driving 65mph in rain and sleet with his cruise control on when he hit a disable vehicle in which our client’s teenage daughter was a passenger. Unfortunately, the impact killed this young, promising college student. Truck drivers are supposed to reduce their speed in adverse weather and industry standards make clear that that commercial drivers should not use cruise control in adverse weather.
An industrial business transporting light weight insulating materials failed to use the necessary tie downs to secure is boxes in the back of a pick up truck. As a result, a box flew out of the back of the truck diving at highway speeds. The box hit our client who was behind the truck on a motorcycle. The impact of the box caused the motorcyclist to lose control and impact the center cement barrier. Client suffered a brain injury, underwent multiple facial surgeries as well as back and shoulder surgery.
An 18-wheeler ran into the back of our client without attempting to brake destroying the backend of her vehicle. Our client had a flat tire on the highway in the early morning hours and therefore was traveling slowly in the far right lane when she was hit. Client developed a brain bleed a few days after the wreck which led to permanent cognitive issues and on-going impaired function on the right side of her body.
A gravel company failed to keep its truck in safe working condition. As a result, when its driver started out on his early morning 5am trip and saw the light on indicating the dump was raised, the driver didn’t think it was raised and didn’t do what he knew he should’ve have done to ensure it was in the proper position. As the driver started to pass under an overpass, the dump rose up (or according to the company was already raised) and crashed into the overpass leaving debris all over a pitch dark highway and separating the end-dump from the tractor. As client drove down the highway at highway speeds, he hit the debris left on the roadway, lost control and bounced off the back side of the dump truck. The driver blamed the company and the company blamed its driver. Our client suffered a head injury and back and neck injuries.
The driver of a commercial truck was driving 65MPH in the right lane of I-35 in heavy rain when he should have reduced his speed by 1/3rd given the hazardous road conditions. The truck driver either began to change lanes when unsafe or experience trailer sway due to his speed and weather conditions, came out of his lane and made contact with client’s vehicle sending our client into a cement divider and out of control across the highway. Client had a number of pre-existing medical conditions. Unfortunately, the client ended up requiring a two level neck fusion and lived with on-going increased pain in her low back and shoulder before we could get to trial. The insurance company for the trucking company offered $25,000 at mediation and had offered a top off of $75,000 after three years in litigation. The client’s medical bills totaled approximately $400,000. Shelly Greco and Victor Rodriguez tried a week long trucking trial against the out of state motor carrier in Tarrant County, TX. The insurance carrier ultimately tendered their $1M policy limit to resolve the case on the eve of closing arguments after a week of trial.
Client was traveling back into town from a family funeral, client and her family were forced to stop on Hwy 45 for a backup in traffic. However, the truck driver behind them was not paying attention, continued to drive when he should have been stopping and crashed into the back of client’s family. As a result, client required back and neck surgery.