Daryl L. Derryberry

Daryl L. Derryberry

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Tyler, TX

Derryberry Zips Wade, PLLC
 | 100 E. Ferguson Street, Suite 1212
Tyler, TX 75702
Phone: 903-526-2767
Fax: 903-526-2714
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Daryl exclusively limits his practice to the representation of individuals and businesses who have been the victims of the negligent and wrongful acts of corporations and individuals in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases.  He is dedicated to pursuing those individuals and corporations who have acted in any manner that has caused the firm's clients to sustain injuries, harms and losses by acting in a manner that is inconsistent with basic safety rules applicalbe to all persons and corporations.

“My philosophy is to zealously represent the victims, and their families, who are dealing with the wealthy corporations and their insurers who constantly deny and defend the negligent actions that caused my client's injuries, harms and losses.  I focus on the basic safety rules that the corporations and/or individuals violate in causing the wreck or incident that resulted in the catastrophic injuries or death. I have found that corporations continually disregard basic safety rules because they value money and profits much more than the safety of the families in the communities in which these corporations operate." 

Daryl is dedicated to making sure individuals and corporations are held accountable when they violate basic safety rules which endanger all members of all communities in which the safety rules were violated. Daryl's primary goal is to make our communities SAFE one case at a time. 

About Daryl Derryberry

Admitted: 1991, Texas

Professional Webpage: www.dzwlaw.com/daryl-l-derryberry/

Honors/Awards:

  • Elected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
  • Life Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2012
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2007
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2002
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Speaker at the 23rd Annual State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Seminar, 2007

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • This paper discusses the applicability of Chapter 95 of the Texas Civil Practices & Remedies Code as it relates to personal injury claims that are made against property owners., State Bar of Texas- 23rd Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • In September 2016, we successfully negotiated a $450,000 settlement with a commercial company and its driver for our client wherein a large box truck rear ended our client on IH 35E in Dallas County, Texas.  Our client had a pre-wreck MRI that revealed no disc herniations in his neck.  A post-wreck MRI revealed a herniation at C6-7.  Our client’s treating spinal surgeon recommended a fusion at C6-7 because of the symptoms our client was experiencing, including numbness and tingling in his hands and arms.  After payment of attorney’s fees ($180,000.00), expenses ($10,703.19) and medical bills our client netted more than $203,000.00.
  • In January 2017, we successfully negotiated a seven-figure confidential settlement with a trucking company and its driver for our client.  The tractor and trailer brakes were so bad that the 18-wheeler was placed out of service at the scene if the crash by the investigating DPS troopers.  The Defendants’ expert admitted that had the brakes on the tractor and trailer been working properly at the time of the crash, then the driver would have had sufficient time to have stopped before rear ending our client’s motorcycle and killing him. 
  • In September 2016, we successfully negotiated a $1,000,000.00 policy limits settlement for our client with a California trucking company where its driver, who was admittedly unfamiliar with the highway, made a U-turn in the dark on US Highway 69.  As a result of making the U-turn, his tractor and fully loaded trailer were covering both lanes of the oncoming two lanes of traffic.  Our client was traveling in the outside lane of these lanes.  Our client, who was traveling home to change clothes and return to the hospital to be with her husband, sustained significant injuries, harms and losses as a result of the violent crash.  The driver of the tractor trailer was cited for failing to yield the right of way at an open intersection.  Our client was not cited by the investigating DPS Trooper.  Our client sustained a fracture of her left leg that required an open reduction internal fixation (“ORIF”) of her left leg wherein rods and screws were inserted into her leg.  She also sustained a brain injury (subdural hematoma) that required brain surgery in the form of a craniotomy so the blood could be evacuated from her brain.   After payment of attorney’s fees ($396,000.00), expenses ($56,888.63) and medical bills our client netted more than $400,000.00.
  • In December, 2016, we successfully negotiated a mid-six figure settlement with a trucking company and its driver for our client wherein there was disputed liability because the crash occurred on bridge of a ranch road in rural South Texas.  The testimony established that the custom for that bridge crossing was to allow the traffic to alternate and take turns crossing the bridge.  The tractor trailer did not alternate but rather followed another tractor trailer across the bridge and violently crashed head-on with a pick-up truck being operated by our client. Our client was life-flighted to a hospital in San Antonio where he underwent surgery to his knee.  Subsequently, as a result of injuries to his lower back, he had a “360 fusion” performed on his lower back.
  • In May, 2018, we successfully negotiated a high six-figure confidential settlement with a trucking company and its driver for our client.  The tractor and trailer violently crashed into our client’s tractor trailer while our client was parked and asleep in his sleeper berth.  Our client had to have a pain pump implanted to attempt to control his neck pain.    
  • In November, 2016, we successfully negotiated a $1,100,000.00 settlement for our client who was involved in an incident where a board flew off a manufactured home being transported by GKD Management, LP d/b/a A&G Commercial Trucking (“GKD”) and crashed through the windshield of our client causing him to leave the roadway and violently bounce through rough terrain causing injuries to his neck and back. Neither the owner of GKD nor GKD’s driver of the tractor were familiar with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation (“FMCSR”) relating to the securement of cargo.  Additionally, the driver had not been provided any training by GKD concerning the proper manner in which to secure cargo being hauled across interstate highways as required by the applicable FMCSR.  Further, the driver was clearly off the route planned by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, which off route transport would have resulted in a criminal charge against the driver and GDK if reported to the DMV.  Thus, Plaintiff asserted this was the reason the wreck was not reported by the driver or GKD to the proper law enforcement authorities.  GKD also had a contractual responsibility to inspect the cargo prior to beginning transport to ensure that the cargo was properly secured for transport across interstate highways.  This inspection did not occur.  The driver also testified that he texted and drove while hauling cargo despite a documented GKD policy that prohibited drivers from texting and driving.  The driver also testified that he routinely used his cell phone while driving and GKD’s president testified the use of a cell phone by drivers was prohibited while the driver is transporting cargo.  The driver’s cell phone records reflected that he was constantly talking on his cell phone during the entire period he was transporting the cargo, including making numerous calls in the two hours leading up to the crash. Our client sustained significant injuries, including herniated discs in both his neck and lower back.  At the time the case settled, our client had undergone one lower back surgery and his treating surgeon testified that two-three additional surgeries would be medically necessary to treat his injuries during his lifetime.   After payment of attorney’s fees ($440,000.00), expenses ($86,710.90) and medical bills our client netted more than $464,000.00.

Industry Groups

  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury
Office Location for Daryl L. Derryberry

100 E. Ferguson Street
Suite 1212
Tyler, TX 75702

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Last Updated: 3/12/2018

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