In October of 2010, Greg and a team of trial lawyers led by John W. Norman of Oklahoma City obtained a recovery of $62.7 million for the families of eight people who died in a tractor-trailer crash in Northeast Oklahoma. The crash, which happened in June of 2009 on the Will Rogers Turnpike, killed ten people and injured at least five others. The driver of the big rig, who was 76 years old at the time of the collision, apparently had a momentary loss of consciousness due to fatigue, which was worsened by his sleep apnea and a heart condition.
The case was filed in September 2009, and settlement was reached just before trial was to commence on October 7, 2010.
The settlement is believed to be the largest of its kind in the history of Oklahoma. John Norman, Brad Norman, Scott Hawkins, Emmanuel Edem, and Mark Bonner, all the people at Norman & Edem in Oklahoma City, along with Preston Trimble and Elise Hayes of Norman, worked tirelessly for more than a year to obtain justice for the families involved. Their skill, smarts, and dedication resulted in real justice for the families we represented. In addition to the monetary settlement, and outside the scope of the settlement agreement, representatives of the trucking company stated publicly that they had begun a complete re-evaluation and restructuring of their safety program, with a special emphasis on fatigue awareness.