Results

Below are several recent examples of results we have obtained on behalf of our personal injury clients:

Note: In each of these cases, our law firm paid all costs associated with bringing the case to a settlement or jury verdict upfront. We were reimbursed from the proceeds of the settlement or jury verdict. Had we been unsuccessful, our clients would not have owed any money to our firm.

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Burress Law wins $174,678 Stowers Verdict in Dallas District Court.

Burress Law wins $174,678 Stowers Verdict in Dallas District Court.

Verdict: $174,678
Injury: Neck & Back Injuries

Case Description:
Dallas County,
Texas
MOTOR VEHICLE
Stop Sign - Motor Vehicle - Intersection - Motor Vehicle - Broadside

Plaintiff claimed neck and back injuries from wreck

Verdict $174,678 verdict for Plaintiff

Agreed Judgment $194,293 ($174,678 + $17,604 pre-judgment interest + 2,011 court costs)

Case Anissa Williams v. Seyed Mostafa Farnia, No. DC-15-12324
Court Dallas County District Court, 116th
Judge
Tonya Parker
Date 5/30/2018

Plaintiff Attorney(s)
Jason K. Burress, Burress Law, PLLC, McKinney, TX
Kyle R. Hejl, Burress Law, PLLC, McKinney, TX

Defense Attorney(s)
Rachel L. Wright, Susan L. Florence & Associates, Dallas, TX
Dustin J. Hopson, Susan L. Florence & Associates, Dallas, TX
Sapna Perera, Susan L. Florence & Associates, Dallas, TX

Facts & Allegations

On May 9, 2014, plaintiff Anissa Williams, 43, an assistant to a university vice president, was driving a Toyota Prius west on Lake Park Way in Richardson. Seyed Mostafa Farnia, in a Toyota Corolla, was on a cross street and stopped at a stop sign at Lake Park Way. Williams did not have a stop sign. Farnia pulled out in front of Williams, who broadsided him. Williams claimed multiple injuries. Williams sued Farnia for negligently disregarding a stop sign, failing to yield the right of way and failing to keep a proper lookout. Farnia stipulated to liability 5 days before trial.

Injuries/Damages

At the emergency room, Williams was diagnosed with a cervical strain only. On November 17, 2014, she saw an orthopedist and a chiropractor and began physical therapy. She was diagnosed with cervical and lumbar strain, and MRIs showed small cervical and lumbar disc bulges and degenerative conditions. She started treating with a chiropractor after the crash but had a gap in treatment from late November until December 19th, 2014. After restarting her chiropractic treatment, she continued until being released in early February 2015. Williams returned to the chiropractor again in late May. She told him that her neck felt better but that her lower back pain was significant. He treated her lower back through April 26, 2016.

Williams' chiropractor opined that all of the treatment and charges were reasonable and necessary and that the claimed injuries were caused by the crash. He also recommended that Williams undergo additional future chiropractic treatment.

Williams testified that the injuries required her to get a new chair at work so that she could sit for longer periods, as well as a table that went up and down. It was difficult to sit for long periods, which made it hard to enjoy watching her son's football games. It was hard to stand for long periods, which made it difficult to go shopping and antiquing with her daughter. She also could not work out as before, she said.

Williams sought $36,738.18 for past medical expenses and a little less than $50,000 for future medical expenses. She also sought past lost earning capacity, past and future physical pain, past and future mental anguish and past and future physical impairment. Plaintiff's counsel asked for a total of $210,000.

The defense highlighted the multiple gaps in treatment. The defense expert, a chiropractor, opined that, based on the gap in chiropractic care after Nov. 25, 2014, the subsequent neck and back treatment was unreasonable and unnecessary. The defense also argued that Williams had degenerative disc disease; that her neck and back injuries from the accident were minor sprains and strains only; and that her mental health problems were entirely pre-existing and unrelated to the accident.

Defense counsel suggested that the jury should award Williams less than $25,000.

Result
The jury awarded Williams $174,678.40 (with interest and recoverable costs, the Agreed Judgment was $194,293 with post-judgment interest accumulating and also a separate motion for costs for more than $9,000).

The verdict was 10 to 2. Both of the dissenting jurors, one of whom was the presiding juror, held out because they wanted Williams to be awarded an even higher amount.

Plaintiff(s)

Anissa Williams

$36,738 past medical cost
$40,000 future medical cost
$20,000 past physical impairment
$15,000 future physical impairment
$25,000 past mental anguish
$22,500 past physical pain
$10,000 future physical pain
$5,440 past lost earning capacity
$174,678 plaintiff's total award

Demand $50,000 (Stowers)

Offer $24,000 during trial ($17,000 before trial)

Insurer(s)
Allstate Insurance Co.

Plaintiff Expert(s)
Robert Justin Turner, D.C., chiropractic, Richardson, TX

Defense Expert(s)
Nicholas Cantrelle, D.C., chiropractic, Arlington, TX

Plaintiff(s) Demographics

Anissa Williams
Age:
43 Years
Occupation: assistant to a university vice president
Gender:
Female

Verdict: $3,655,130

Injury: Minor Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Case Description: February 4, 2015 Montoya v. Advanced Stimulation Technologies and Billy Duane Williams - An Ector County jury returned a $3,615,908 personal injury verdict in a side-impact crash against Billy Duane Williams and his employer, Advanced Stimulation Technologies, Inc.

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $1,446,363.20 and $131,403.32 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the proceeds of the jury verdict.

Gross Settlement: $4,792,500

Injury: Death

Case Description: 18-wheeler fatality

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $1,914,000.00 and $42,054.00 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the proceeds of the jury verdict.

Gross Settlelemt: $2,000,000

Injury: All Details of this case remain confidential

Case Description: Confidential

Our contigent fee with this client yielded attorney fees of $666,666.00 and $9,400.00 in litigation costs.

Gross Settlement: $1,010,000

Injury: Death

Case Description: Motorcycle wreck caused by careless driver

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $400,000.00 and $4,070.45 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the proceeds of the jury verdict.

Gross Settlement: $815,000

Injury: Traumatic Brain Injury

Case Description: Motorcycle wreck due to drunk driver

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $306,000 and $31,412 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $947,725

Injury: Multiple orthopedic injuries

Case Description: Head-on collision

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $329,795.00 and $13,202.90 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $550,000

Injury: Mild Traumatic Brain injury and orthopedic injuries

Case Description: Faulty equipment injury

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $200,000 and $9,286.21 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $725,000.00 (Settled after 3 days of Jury Trial; Defendant's settlement offer before trial was $118,000)

Injury: Minor Traumatic Brain Injury

Case Description: T-Bone collision

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $291,093.75 and $123,206.19 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $145,000

Injury: Fractured wrist

Case Description: Rear-end impact

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $48,333.33 and $1,536.64 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $102,500

Injury: Minor bulging disc injury

Case Description: Side impact car accident. UIM suit is still pending.

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $35,500 and $764.79 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $100,000

Injury: Broken clavicle

Case Description: Driver of an SUV turned across a bicycle lane, causing a crash with a bicyclist and resulted in a broken clavicle. Defendant's insurance company refused to provide any offer of settlement.

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $40,000 and $6,012.21 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $205,000

Injury: Fractured ankle

Case Description: T-bone collision resulting in client fracturing his ankle.

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $71,000 and $902.24 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $227,725

Injury: Rotator-cuff injury

Case Description: Car crash resulting in client undergoing arthroscopic rotator-cuff repair.

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $79,295 and $580.19 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $177,500

Injury: Back injury

Case Description: Car wreck involving exacerbation of previous back condition.

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $61,750 and $623.41 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Verdict: $36,073

Injury: Cervical and lumbar pain

Case Description: Rear-end crash causes cervical and lumbar pain for our client. Defendant State Farm Insurance refused to pay client's medical bills and client retained Burress . State Farm offered $500.00 to settle the case two weeks before trial and $2,000.00 before trial. Jury returned a verdict of $35,000.00, plus interest and costs for a total of $36,073.

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $14,320 and $3,113.35 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the proceeds of the jury verdict.

Gross Settlement: Confidential

Injury: Death

Case Description: Head-on collision

Gross Settlement: Confidential

Injury: Serious personal injuries.

Case Description: Automotive product defect lawsuit.

Gross Settlement: Confidential

Injury: Catastrophic injuries

Case Description: Personal injury case involving catastrophic damages to female client.

Gross Settlement: $450,000

Injury: Broken hip

Case Description: Premises liability case

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $180,000 and $5,148.53 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $250,000

Injury: Significant injuries

Case Description: Defective product case

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $100,000 and $10,688.92 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $205,055

Injury: Facial lacerations and pain throughout the back, neck and knees.

Case Description: Head-on collision. Burress Law PLLC pursued four separate insurance policies and obtained each policy's limit.

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $70,976.67 and $926.51 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $249,000

Injury: Hand injury

Case Description: Motorcycle crash resulting in hand surgery.

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $87,150.00 and $2,023.42 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $175,000

Injury: Soft tissue injuries and a claim for bodily disfigurement.

Case Description: Car wreck.

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $70,000.00 and $9,049.69 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $140,055

Injury: Minor bulging disc injury

Case Description: Rear-end car crash

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $52,022 and $1,751.85 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $127,500

Injury: Not applicable

Case Description: Insurance bad faith case.

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $49,000.00 and $7,245.13 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $115,384

Injury: Broken wrist

Case Description: Motorcycle wreck

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $38,634.40 and $622.28 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $110,000

Injury: Leg and hand injuries

Case Description: Motorcycle crash resulting in leg and hand surgery. Burress Law PLLC was able to locate three separate insurance policies and obtained each policy's limit for the client.

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $37,163.84 and $497.17 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $107,500

Injury: Disc injury and leg contusion

Case Description: Rear-end impact

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $46,589.55 and $4,154.59 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $191,253

Injury: Shoulder Sprain and bulging disc

Case Description: Rear-end impact

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $65,250.60 and $1,207.28 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $600,000

Injury: Contusions, Lacerations and Emotional Trauma

Case Description: Assault

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $240,000 and $71,454.33 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $145,000

Injury: Orthopedic injuries

Case Description: Frontal collision

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $47,666.66 and $4 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $144,254.27

Injury: Mild Traumatic Brain injury and orthopedic injuries

Case Description: Rear-end collision

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $48,936.34 and $1,185.71 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $134,500

Injury: Mild Traumatic Brain injury and orthopedic injuries

Case Description: Rear-end collision

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $46,025 and $3,826.29 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $135,000

Injury: Collapsed lung and orthopedic injuries

Case Description: Rear-end impact

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $46,500 and $806.43 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.

Gross Settlement: $162,500

Injury: Traumatic Brain Injury

Case Description: Frontal collision

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $48,000 and $377.34 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.