$500,000 settlement reached in west Texas collision case. On February 24, 2017, a settlement was reached in a case that resulted when an oilfield truck failed to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic and turned left in front of another oilfield truck on a busy county road in Ward County, Texas. The plaintiff in the case unsuccessfully attempted to avoid the other vehicle and ended up rolling over several times. The resulting injuries left the plaintiff with a debilitating leg injury which left him physically unable to perform the duties of his pre-collision employment position. The collision succeeded in sidelining a 28 year old man who had served 2 tours in Iraq, one of which he served as a point leader in the streets of Mosul. After being honorably discharged as a highly decorated soldier, the plaintiff had returned home and had gone to work in the oilfield while he decided what career choice he wanted to pursue. His injuries took many of those choices from him. The case was pending before Judge Martin Hoffman in the 68th District Court of Dallas County, Texas.
$1.6 million settlement reached just before closing arguments. On January 9, 2017 the parties announced they had reached a settlement. This was just prior to closing arguments and the case being turned over to the jury to decide the award. The case was the result of a collision between an 18-wheeler and a small passenger vehicle in which the driver was severly injured when the 18-wheeler ran a red light and made a left turn crashing into the plaintiff. The impact pushed the small car sideways several hundred feet and resulted in the jaws of life having to be used to remove the plaintiff from her car. Through the 45+ minutes it took for the extraction, the plaintiff thought she was going to die and believed her dog, who had been thrown from the vehicle, had been killed. Most of the testimony focused on the extent of the plaintiff's post-traumatic stress disorder that developed because of the wreck. All experts in the cased agreed that PTSD is permanent and debilitating. The settlement for the 28 year old woman who had received her Master's Degree from UT Tyler just over 2 months prior to the accident, included an admission of fault and an apology from the corporate representative of the trucking company. The case was pending before Judge Pam Foster Fletcher in the 349th District Court of Anderson County, Texas.
Based in Palestine, attorney Jim Parsons represents individual and business clients throughout East Texas in a range of civil litigation matters, with a particular focus on plaintiff’s personal injury cases involving serious injuries, defective products, oilfield injuries, automobile accidents and trucking accidents. In addition, Jim provides advocacy in a variety of insurance bad faith claims, business disputes, real estate litigation, probate litigation and family law matters. For more information about his work in each of these areas, please see practice areas.
Drawing on his extensive experience in the law encompassing more than 300 jury trials and thousands of non-jury matters, Jim Parsons has the skills and legal expertise to help clients achieve their goals in even the most complex cases. As a former Judge of the 3rd District Court and a past President of the State Bar of Texas, Mr. Parsons has an in-depth understanding of the legal environment in this part of the country that has helped him establish a track record of successful verdicts and settlements on behalf of a wide range of clients. Jim has an enviable reputation throughout the state, is highly respected by lawyers and by the judiciary for his skill and professionalism, and is known by his peers as “a lawyer’s lawyer.” He has served the Bar in many capacities and actively works to foster inclusion, ethics and professional excellence. His civic and public service is extensive and he is committed to working to protect the people’s right to access the court house and to trial by jury.
In addition to his legal expertise, Jim offers an accessibility and availability that sets him apart from other attorneys. Understanding that the impact of an injury or other loss is not limited to financial damages, he strives to ease the emotional and psychological burden on his clients. With his deep-seated sense of fairness, he is able to achieve outcomes in situations that few could conclude successfully. To learn how he can help with your legal matter, contact Jim for a FREE initial consultation.
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