Published cases:

Painter v. Amerimex Drilling I, Ltd., 561 S.W.3d 125 (Tex. 2018).


In re Fletcher, No. 11-17-00327-CV, 2018 WL 576113, at *1 (Tex. App.—Eastland Jan. 19, 2018, no pet.).


Joseph Knighten v. Gardendale Volunteer Fire Department, Cause D-16-04-0382-CV, in the 358th District Court of Ector County

​Date of Injury: June 28, 2014

Date of Trial: July 31-August 1, 2018

Jury verdict:  75% liability on Defendant, 25% liability on Plaintiff: Awarded Plaintiff $40,500.00 (including costs)

         On June 28, 2014, Joseph was heading East on Yukon Drive in Odessa.  He had a green light as he went through the intersection at US-385/Andrews Highway.  Clifford Morgan, a Gardendale volunteer firefighter, driving his personal vehicle, ran a red light and t-boned Joseph.  Both pick-up trucks were totaled.  Witnesses testified Morgan did not stop or even slow down.  Joseph had $4,141.76 in medical bills.

Maria D. Soto v. Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company, Cause CC18679, in the County Court at Law #2 of Midland County

​Date of Injury: August 10, 2014

Date of Trial: April 25-26, 2018

Jury verdict:  Maria $108,088.21, but this was reduced to $50,000 which was Maria's UIM policy limit (offer pre-trial $15,000)

         At 4 am on August 10, 2014, a drunk driver crashed into Maria's bedroom.  She was pinned between the bumper of the drunk's pickup truck and her own bedroom wall.  EMS as to crawl over the pickup truck, break through her wall, and lift her up and over to rescue her.  She had two broken ribs, a broken ankle, and herniated disks in her back.

        The drunk driver's insurance paid his policy limits within 2 months.  However, Maria's medical bills were substantially higher.  Maria had almost $40,000 in past medical bills and a $59,000 surgical estimate.  Maria had purchased Underinsured Motorist Insurance (UIM) through Allstate, so she filed a claim.  For almost 4 years, we fought with Allstate.

Rosalia Lopez Mendoza v. Jerrett Russell Clemence, Cause CV54085, in the 441st District Court of Midland County

​Date of Injury: April 12, 2017

Date of Trial: March 9, 2018

Bench verdict:  100% liability on Defendant: Awarded Rosalia $230,473

         On April 12, 2017, as Rosalia slowed to make a turn from Highway 349, Clemence hit her from behind.  Clemence was arrested for DWI at the scene. 

Petra Parras and Cindy Gutierrez v. Ellis B. Norwood, Cause D-16-06-0615-CV, in the 358th District Court of Ector County

​Date of Injury: August 14, 2014

Date of Trial: January 29, 2018

Jury verdict:  100% liability on Defendant: Awarded Petra $11,989 (with costs & interest = $13,994.63); Cindy $8,508 (with costs & interest = $10,200.45)

         On August 14, 2014, Petra and Cindy were driving from one office cleaning job to the next.  As the headed north on Grandview Avenue, Norwood suddenly made a left turn right in front of them.  In rush hour traffic, Petra had no escape.  Her Tundra pickup was totaled.  Petra and Cindy went through months of physical therapy.  They continue to feel the affects of the wreck when the weather changes, and still have nightmares and panic attacks when they see car wrecks. 

Susie R. Maldonado v. Blaine R. Chavez, Cause 20,480, in the 109th District Court of Andrews County

​Date of Injury: December 11, 2014

Date of Trial: January 9, 2018

Jury verdict:  100% liability on Defendant, awarded Susie $6,780 (with costs and interest = $10,769.79)

         On December 11, 2014, Susie was driving a FedEx van, waiting to turn left on FM 1212 in Martin County.  Just as she began to make her turn, Chavez attempted to pass her, causing Chavez to crash into her.  Susie was taken to the hospital by ambulance, but, luckily, did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.

Lara, Thompson v. Texas Dep't of Transportation, Cause 17-02-21857-CVR, in the 143d District Court of Reeves County

​Date of Injury: March 10, 2015

Date of Trial: March 8-10, 2017

Jury verdict:  Carlos $175,000, Ansel $50,000

         On March 10, 2015, Carlos was driving on FM 652 in Loving County, Texas, when he encountered large pot holes in the roadway that caused him to go off the road, travel through the ditch, and hit a barb wire fence.  Minutes later, a septic truck driven by Ansel hit the same pot holes.  The pot holes caused Ansel to lose control of his truck, sent him into a side skid, and then his truck rolled over.  Ansel’s  truck slammed into Carlos's truck.

      Carlos broke his ankle and had to undergo surgery to repair it.  Ansel suffered bruises and soft injuries.


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