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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 $153,200 Stowers Verdict in Collin County Court.

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Burress Injury Law wins Stowers (above the policy) verdict in Collin County on behalf of Minor Child who suffered Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.

Plaintiff’s Team
Burress Injury Law
Jason K. Burress
Kyle R. Hejl

Progressive Defense Attorneys
Jack Withem
Tiffany Liber
Tracy Ramos

$22,960.62 – Past Medical Expenses
$11,092.00 – Pre-suit offer
$37,960.62 – Mediator’s Proposal (Adam LeCrone) – Turned down by Plaintiff
($100,000 Liability Policy)
$153,200.00 – Verdict

On September 22, 2021, Jason K. Burress and Kyle R. Hejl of Burress Injury Law earned a Stowers verdict against a Progressive insured in Collin County Court at Law No. 3.

On November 5, 2019, our client (15), a front seat passenger, was with her mom as they were on their way home from dinner on U.S. 380 in McKinney. The responsible party rear ended our client, whose vehicle was stopped at a red light. The damage rating to our client’s vehicle was a “2” and the property damage was $4,000. The vehicle was driven away from the scene.

Approximately 24 hours after the crash, our client was taken to Baylor Hospital, where she was diagnosed with a mild concussion. She had 1 visit to an orthopedist, who referred her for a neurological consultation. The client had a brain MRI, which was normal. She had 5 total visits with the neurologist, before being released on March 3, 2020 (4 months after the crash).

Plaintiff presented testimony from the parents and minor child (now 17) that she still suffered 1-2 headaches per week and also suffered from anxiety and depression, which she did not have prior to the wreck. In closing, Plaintiff asked for money for future neurological treatment.

Plaintiff obtained an instructed verdict on liability. The $153,200.00 damages verdict was broken down as follows:

$23,000.00 – Medical Expenses in the past
$15,200.00 – Future Medical Expenses until the Plaintiff turns 18
$50,000.00 – Future Medical Expenses after the Plaintiff turns 18
$10,000.00 – Physical Pain in the past
$5,000.00 – Physical Pain in the future
$20,000.00 – Mental Anguish in the past
$15,000.00 – Mental Anguish in the future
$10,000.00 – Physical Impairment in the past
$5,000.00 – Physical Impairment in the future
$153,200.00 – Total Verdict

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

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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
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: $153,200.00

Injury: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.

Case Description: Burress Injury Law wins Stowers (above the policy) verdict in Collin County on behalf of Minor Child who suffered Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.


Settlement: $1,202,500.00

Injury: Fracture to facial bone requiring surgery.

Case Description: Burress Law recovers $1,202,500 from three insurance companies after our client suffered facial injuries from a crash on 121. The insurance companies denied responsibility and made no settlement offers, thus requiring us to file a lawsuit. Instead of accepting responsibility, they blamed ice for the crash (as opposed to their insured’s negligent driving behavior) and also asserted a plethora of legal defenses including (1) contributory negligence; (2) Pre-existing injury; (3) Subsequent Injury; (4) Failure to Mitigate Damages; and (5) sudden emergency. The insurance companies lost every hearing before the court. In the final hearing just a couple of weeks before the scheduled trial, as part of her Order in favor of Plaintiff, the Judge noted that the Defendants had misled Plaintiff’s counsel. This case was not without risk, and we were incredibly grateful that the insurance companies finally did the right thing and paid very full value on the claim, albeit after they were completely out of options.

After litigation, our clients were awarded a total of $1,202,500.00. After costs and expenses, the client’s net recovery was $893,408.59.

We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the proceeds of the settlement.


Settlement: $1,257,500.00

Injury: Fracture to leg requiring two surgeries.

Case Description: Burress Law recovers $1,257,500 from two insurance companies after our client suffered a fractured leg requiring two surgeries from a vehicular crash. The responsible party disregarded a stop sign and “T-boned” our client. The accident caused our client’s vehicle to become engulfed in flames but despite his broken leg, our client was able to safely exit his vehicle. While the insurance companies did not explicitly deny liability, they continuously challenged causation, essentially trying to disprove that the crash caused our client’s injuries. More specifically, the client was impacted on his driver’s side but yet his right leg suffered the fracture. It was truly incredulous for an insurance company to assume with no evidence whatsoever that a person had perhaps just fractured his leg (there was no dispute the fracture was acute) and was driving his vehicle when he was involved in a significant crash, but both insurance companies did exactly that. When the case was pre-suit, the total settlement amount offered was less than one million dollars. Our law firm insists on recovering full value for our clients’ injury claims and thus we filed suit to force the insurance companies to pay every dollar they should. Our client, who has become a terrific friend of the firm, was very pleased with the outcome.

After litigation, our clients were awarded a total of $1,257,500.00. After costs and expenses, the client’s net recovery was $853,260.50.


Settlement: $342,500.00

Injury: involving disc bulge, mild grade concussion and lumbar and cervical sprains.

Case Description: Burress laws earns $342,500.00 on case involving disc bulge, mild grade concussion and lumbar and cervical sprains due to a rear end collision with substantial property damage. Fortunately, there were no surgeries or broken bones from this crash. Prior to filing suit, Federated Insurance offered only $90,600.00. Our team put an incredible amount of pressure on the Defendant company and its insurance company and forced a very full value settlement on the eve of conducting the deposition of Defendant’s Corporate Representative.

After litigation, our clients were awarded a total of $342,500.00. After attorney fees and case expenses totaling $138,873.00, the remaining portion was forwarded to the client.


Settlement: $1,192,500

Injury: Death of Mother of two children

Case Description: Burress Law recovers $1,192,500.00 from a fatality car crash in which the vehicle our client was riding in as a front seat passenger struck a disabled utility trailer and then continued under the trailer until striking the left rear tandem axle under the trailer. Plaintiffs (minor children of the deceased mother), as wrongful death beneficiaries, sued alleging negligence claims against the trucking company. After litigation, our clients were awarded a total of $1,192,500.00. Attorneys fees were $390,138.53 and litigation costs were $43,895.20.

We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the proceeds of the settlement.


Verdict: $1,000,000

Injury: Pit Bull Dog Bite

Case Description: Burress Law recovers $1,000,000.00 in a serious pit bull dog bite case resulting in leg injuries and disfigurement. This was the second time the subject pit bull bit a Collin County, Tx resident.

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys’ fees of $400,000.00 and $3,698.43 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the proceeds of the jury verdict.


Gross Settlement: $2,000,000

Injury: Minor Traumatic Brain Injury, Orthopedic Injuries (non-surgical)

Case Description: 18-wheeler to passenger car accident caused by distracted truck driver

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys’ fees of $800,000.00 and $32,136.00 in case costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the proceeds of the result.


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 Settlement: $1,102,500

Injury: Orthopedic Injuries (surgical)

Case Description: 18-wheeler wreck caused by careless truck driver

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys’ fees of $441,000.00 and $16,415.50 in case costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the proceeds of the result.


Settlement: Confidential

Injury: Traumatic Brain Injury, cervical and lumbar strains and left shoulder strain

Case Description: 18-wheeler wreck caused by careless truck driver. Liability in this case was hotly contested and the facts of this case posed a very real risk for our clients. Specifically, while our law firm’s contention is that the 18-wheeler driver was responsible for the crash, the investigating officer and multiple eyewitnesses placed 100% fault on a third vehicle. Fortunately, the client’s family retained our law firm within one week of the crash. We helped our client receive the medical treatment that she needed and built what was classified as a mild traumatic brain injury case to the point that our economic damages model (including life care plan) exceeded $4,000,000.00. After completing substantial discovery including more than 20 depositions, participating in numerous hearings (of which the trucking company’s attorneys lost every hearing before the Court) and attending Mediation, the parties reached resolution of this claim that will benefit our client and her family for the rest of her life. The settlement amount and all information related to the Defendants, Defense Counsel, Insurance Companies are strictly confidential at the insistence of the Defense.


Settlement: $452,500.00

Case Description: Commercial Vehicle Collision Case. Jason K. Burress settles commercial vehicle collision case for former classmate in his hometown of Paris, Texas. To this day, Jason still maintains a home and heavy presence in Paris, and Burress Law always represents a handful of select serious injury and wrongful death clients in Paris. In this case, Jason’s classmate was rear-ended in their hometown by a reckless driver of a commercial van owned by a mortuary service. The collision was so forceful that the van became engulfed in flames and burned to the ground and our client’s vehicle was destroyed. During the case, our team gathered evidence suggesting that the van operator was distracted before and during the crash sequence. The at fault party’s insurance company initially offered $200,000.00. We declined the offer and kept the pressure on the Defendants and their insurance company. As the case continued, we focused on not only the bad acts by the defendant driver and the company’s poor supervision and training of its driver, but we also further developed the damages model for our client, including medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain and suffering and mental anguish. Eventually, the case resolved for $452,500.00. Our team did an excellent job after the case settled by reducing the medical expenses from $106,537.57 all the way down to $40,299.33. After attorney fees, costs and paying the client’s reduced medical expenses, the net proceeds to the client totaled $260,400.19.


Settlement: $450,000

Injury: Concussion, back strain, open wound to the arm, torn knee ligament

Case Description: Burress Injury Law recovers $450,000.00 for client who was injured because of an improperly loaded skid steer on a trailer being hauled by a commercial vehicle. The improper loading resulted in the at fault party’s commercial vehicle jackknifing into our client’s box truck, which subsequently caused it to overturn. Our client suffered significant injuries. The insurance adjuster made a poor offer in the amount of $85,000.00 and refused to accept responsibility for our client’s knee injury because in her words, she could not “imagine how anyone could hurt their knee in this type of accident,” despite the fact that our client’s big truck suffered a driver’s side roll, resulting in our client’s left knee impacting the driver’s door when the driver’s side of the vehicle contacted the pavement. Due to the poor settlement offer, we were forced to file a lawsuit. Burress Injury Law was eventually able to resolve this matter during litigation after deposing the driver and many other company employees. Our team did exceptional work after the case resolved to reduce hospital liens, subrogation interests, and other owed medical expenses. Attorney fees were $180,000, litigation costs totaled $5,217.32, leaving a net of $264,782.68. Burress Injury Law reduced the medical expenses from $170,492.96 all the way down to $61,437.00. After all medical expenses were paid, the client received $203,345.68 with no remaining obligations or debts.

 


Settlement: $1,065,000.00

Injury: Fractured left heel, broken hip, broken sternum, three broken ribs, fractured third lumbar vertebra

Case Description: Kyle Hejl & Trisha Miller of Burress Injury Law recover $1,065,000.00 from four (4) different insurance companies after our client suffered multiple fractures requiring numerous surgeries from a motor vehicle crash. The responsible party failed to control the speed of her vehicle and struck the vehicle in front of her as traffic was slowing. After this initial impact, the responsible party crossed over into oncoming traffic and struck our client head on causing his truck to roll over. The insurance company with largest policy ($1 million) made no offer prior to suit being filed and continually delayed handling of the case. Our law firm demanded justice for our client and after pushing the insurance company during litigation, the company tendered its entire policy.

Our clients were awarded a total of $1,065,000.00. The client’s net recovery is still being determined and will be supplemented once we reduce our client’s hospital and workers compensation liens and other medical expenses.


Gross Settlement: $410,000

Injury: Minor Traumatic Brain Injury, Orthopedic Injuries (non-surgical)

Case Description: T-bone collision caused by careless driver. Initial crash report was against our client and there was an eye-witness who testified against our client’s interest. When the client retained our services, the insurance company had denied liability.

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys’ fees of $147,333.33 and $11,475.00 in case costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the proceeds of the result.


Gross Settlement: $1,105,000

Injury: Broken Leg (surgery)

Case Description: Car wreck caused by careless driver

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys’ fees of $386,750.00 and $6,238.00 in case costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the proceeds of the result.


Gross Settlement: $250,000

Injury: Bulging Disk, Concussion

Case Description: Car wreck caused by negligent driver

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys’ fees of $100,000.00 and $4,170.00 in case costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the proceeds of the result.


Gross settlement: $2,000,000

Injury: All Details of this case remain confidential

Case Description: Confidential

Our contingent 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: $205,000.00 (Settled on first day of Jury Trial; Defendant’s pre-trial settlement offer was $5,000)

Injury: Bulging Disc

Case Description: Vehicle Crash

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys’ fees of $90,000.00 and $9,699.42 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.


Gross Settlement: $432,500.00

Injury: Bulging Discs

Case Description: Vehicle Crash

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys’ fees of $148,750.00 and $657.30 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.


Gross Settlement: $355,000.00

Injury: Fractured Spine

Case Description: Bicycle crash

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys’ fees of $117,666.66 and $4,213.82 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.


Gross Settlement: $210,000.00

Injury: Non-surgical Orthopedic Injury

Case Description: T-bone collision

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys’ fees of $68,666.66 and $974.58 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.


Gross Settlement: $410,000.00

Injury: Orthopedic Injury (surgical)

Case Description: Frontal impact vehicular wreck

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys’ fees of $148,000.00 and $16,377.34 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.


Gross Settlement: $225,000.00

Injury: Muscle/Skin Disfigurement

Case Description: Dog bite

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys’ fees of $75,000.00 and $1,632.00 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement.


Gross Settlement: $167,500.00

Injury: Broken Wrist

Case Description: T-bone collision

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys’ fees of $64,000.00 and $1,341.29 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.


Settlement: $375,000

Injury: Vehicle/Pedestrian collision

Case Description: Burress Law recovers $375,000.00 in a case where a negligent driver of a vehicle hit our client, who was a pedestrian in a parking garage. The collision caused orthopedic injuries to our client resulting in $25,783.00 of medical expenses.

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys’ fees of $168,750.00 and $3,265.73 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the proceeds of the jury verdict.


Settlement: $ 347,500

Injury: Vehicle collision

Case Description: Burress Law recovers $347,500.00 from a crash due to a negligent driver of a van rear-ending our client. The Defendant’s insurance company in a case where a negligent driver of a vehicle hit our client, who was a pedestrian in a parking garage. The collision caused orthopedic injuries to our client resulting in $25,783.00 of medical expenses.

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys’ fees of $168,750.00 and $3,265.73 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the proceeds of the jury verdict.


Settlement: $215,000

Injury: Displaced Distal Radius Fracture

Case Description: Burress law recovers $215,000 from a motor vehicle crash in which our client suffered a displaced distal radius fracture. Plaintiff’s injuries required he undergo surgery and the implanting of hardware to fix the fracture. The insurance company for the responsible party made an extremely low (much less than the medical expenses) settlement offer pre-suit. Once suit was filed, the at fault party’s insurance company quickly tendered its entire policy. The case was then litigated against the client’s own insurance company (we sought the client’s underinsured motorist benefits). After vigorously litigating the case, including successfully having the court strike the defense’s expert struck from testifying, Burress Law was able to make a total recovery of $215,000.

After attorney fees, case expenses and repayment of the client’s medical expenses (with reductions), the net recovery was forwarded to the clients.


Settlement: $202,500.00

Injury: Neck, back and shoulder soft tissue injuries and 7 stitches.

Case Description: We are extremely proud of this case not just because of the settlement amount, but because of the circumstances of the case. First, this case was a referral from a former client of Burress Law, which is the ultimate testimonial. Second,

The responsible party was not paying attention and crossed the center line on a two lane Farm To Market road in Prosper. This caused our client to exit the roadway into a bar ditch to avoid a head-on collision. As our client tried to re-enter the roadway from the bar ditch, his SUV overturned. The Defendant driver stopped but denied liability. Our team sprang into action and Jason K. Burress had his boots on the ground at the crash scene with his crash reconstruction expert just two days after the crash (and hours after being retained). We were able to preserve existing evidence and develop additional evidence from the scene and the vehicles involved in the incident. The Defendant driver later denied several self-incriminating statements she had made on the officer’s body cam video which our team obtained. When the Defendant denied making these incriminating statements under oath, she had no idea that her conversations on the day of the crash were all recorded by law enforcement, and provided to Burress Personal Injury Law prior to Defendant’s deposition. Most importantly, the Defendant’s insurance company denied liability and offered $0.00 and invited us to file suit. Turning a denial of liability into a $202,500.00 result made us, and especially the client, very happy.

After litigation, our client was awarded a total of $202,500. After attorney fees of $81,000.00 and case expenses totaling $2,593.72, the remainder was forwarded to the client.


Settlement: $193,000.00

Injury: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and other orthopedic injuries

Case Description: Burress Law recovers $193,000.00 for a husband and wife who suffered mild traumatic brain injuries and other orthopedic injuries when the at-fault driver (who, along with her passenger, died as a result of the significant impact of the crash) crossed into their lane of travel and hit them head-on, causing substantial property damage. Fortunately, there were no surgeries or broken bones from this crash. The insurance company repeatedly challenged causation due in part to the clients’ advanced age and, once suit was filed, sought to obtain each Plaintiff’s historical medical records from a variety of medical providers. Our law firm, always being committed to ensuring our clients’ privacy, successfully limited the records the insurance company was able to obtain and were eventually able to obtain full value for our clients’ injury claims.

After litigation, our clients were awarded a total of $193,000.00. After attorney fees, case expenses and repayment of the client’s medical expenses (with reductions), the net recovery was forwarded to the clients.


Settlement: $260,607.51

Injury: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), Disc Protrusion and Shoulder Strain.

Case Description: Burress Injury Law recovers $260,607.51 after our client suffered a mTBI and lumbar disc protrusion in a motor vehicle accident in Dallas, Texas. Although liability was conceded on behalf of the Defendant, there was a major fight over the value of the case. The insurance company only offered $30,000, thus we filed suit on behalf of our client. Although our client eventually recovered from her injuries, the insurance company devalued all that this single mom went through including having forced to raise 3 kids on her own while injured. Her weight rose from 117 lbs. to 138 lbs. after taking steroids as part of her treatment. The medical records showed our client’s pain scores were quite high and the mTBI she suffered caused her chronic migraine problem to temporarily worsen. As a result of the litigation, the insurance company was forced raise its offer from $30,000 to $260,607.51 to resolve the case and avoid trial.

Of the $260,607.51, attorney fees and case costs totaled $87,683.86, netting $172,923.65. One of our greatest passions is negotiating (reducing) medical expenses, liens and health insurance subrogation interests for our clients after the case is over. In this case, our team did a fantastic job, reducing the owed medical expenses and liens from $120,149.85 all the way down to $28,714.00.


Result: $90,000.00

Injury: Mild disc bulge, Soft tissue elbow sprain

Case Description: We are very pleased with this result in one of our smaller cases. Our client suffered relatively minor injuries in a rear end collision. The property damage from this motor vehicle accident was nonexistent (see the photo below). Prior to filing a lawsuit, we received a $44,000.00 settlement offer. We filed suit and put a tremendous amount of pressure on the Defendant’s insurance company, forcing them to offer more than full value after multiple depositions in the amount of $90,000.00. We spent almost 4 days preparing our client for her deposition and we believe our philosophy of spending more time focusing on fewer cases shone through in this case.

After attorney fees of $36,000.00, case expenses of $2,794.86 and repayment of reduced medical expenses, the net settlement proceeds in the client’s pocket totaled $36,183.54.


Result: $152,500.00

Injury: Mild concussion, left knee strain, left shoulder strain

Case Description: This case was meaningful to our Burress Law team for multiple reasons, not the least of which was that an insurance adjuster adversary retained us to handle the injury claim on behalf of his wife. This is not uncommon but we take great pride when the other side retains us to represent their own family against another insurance company. In this case, we insisted upon and obtained very full value for our clients harms and losses which were caused by a negligent driver.

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys’ fees of $53,375.00 and $618.01 in case costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the proceeds of the settlement.


Result: $75,000.00

Injury: Laceration on finger

Case Description: In this case, our client was bitten by a dog on her finger and suffered a significant laceration. Although it always helps the value of the claim when we are retained right away, in this case the client tried to handle her claim with the insurance company on her own before becoming frustrated and turning to Burress Law. Shortly after our arrival, the insurance company was singing a different tune and almost tripled its initial offer to peacefully settle the claim.

Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys’ fees of $25,000.00 and $454.62 in case costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the proceeds of the settlement.

$3,655,130

Car accident resulting in minor traumatic brain injury. 7th largest Motor Vehicle Accident verdict in Texas for 2015.

$4,792,500

18-wheeler fatality. All details of this settlement remain confidential.

$2,000,000

All details of the settlement remain confidential

$2,000,000

18-wheeler to passenger car accident caused by distracted truck driver

$1,102,500

18-wheeler wreck caused by careless truck driver