3rd Annual Thomas J. Henry Bark in the Park on Saturday October 7
SAN ANTONIO, TX (October 2, 2017) – The Thomas J. Henry Bark in the Park Howl-o-Ween Pet Costume Contest and Expo is scheduled for Saturday, October 7! Every year, hundreds of pet owners gather at San Antonio’s Sunken Garden Theater to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes and raise money for local animal shelters.
Contest prizes range from $50 for all semi-finalists all the way up to $1,000 for our 1st Place winner! This year, the final round will be decided by a panel of Celebrity Guest Judges which will include Danny Green of the San Antonio Spurs, Fred Reyes (aka Rey Feo LXIX), Kimberly Crawford of FOX San Antonio’s Daytime @ Nine, and Leslie Bohl of News 4 WOAI Today. Additional gifts and prizes will be handed out to contestants and spectators throughout the day.
Don’t have a pet? Don’t worry! You can still come out and enjoy the family-friendly event filled with games, music, prizes, vendors, a kid’s zone, and concessions from some of San Antonio’s best food trucks! It’s going to be a beautiful weekend in San Antonio, and this is an event you don’t want to miss.
The event is free to the public, and all proceeds from the event, including contest registration fees and vendor fees, go directly to San Antonio Pets Alive (SAPA) and Animal Defense League of Texas (ADL). Contestants can pre-register their pets for $7 at http://bit.ly/barkintheparksa2017 or register on-site the day of the event for $10 (cash only). You can also donate to the cause and get additional info on the event by visiting http://bark.tjhlaw.com.
2017 BARK IN THE PARK EVENT INFO:
- Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
- Time: 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
- Sunken Garden Theater
3875 N St. Mary’s Street
San Antonio, Texas, 78212
- Sunken Garden Theater
Thomas J. Henry Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Sep. 1, 2017) — Hurricane Harvey caused widespread devastation to the gulf region of Texas when it made landfall as a Category 4 Hurricane in August 2017. The eye of the storm made landfall near Rockport, Texas, approximately 30 miles northeast of Corpus Christi, leaving devastation in its wake. To aid in the long-term disaster relief and recovery effort, San Antonio attorney Thomas J. Henry established the Thomas J. Henry Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund. Thomas J. Henry will personally match every pledge made to this fund, up to $100,000.
All donations collected in the fund will go to the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group, operated by the Coastal Bend Community Foundation, and will help the citizens of Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio counties.
How to Donate to the Thomas J. Henry Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund
Donations can be made to the fund using a credit or debit card through the crowdfunding site, Crowdrise. Contributors can either select a pre-designated donation amount (available in $25, $50, $100, $250, and $500) or enter a custom amount in the blank field below (contribution minimum is set at $10).
Once selected, donators can add their name and a message to their contribution or may select to submit their donation anonymously.
All donations will remain in the Coastal Bend to help local communities.
About Thomas J. Henry
Thomas J. Henry is the founder of one of the largest personal injury firms in the United States and has been representing injured victims nationwide for more than 25 years. Thomas J. Henry has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Houston and has garnered a reputation for obtaining record-breaking verdicts on behalf of clients involved in wrongful death, on the job injury, child injury, pharmaceutical litigation, product liability, catastrophic injury, and company vehicle accident cases.
Thomas J. Henry is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums and in 2013 was named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers and a “Top Birth Injury Advocate” by Parenting Magazine. In 2016, Thomas J. Henry was designated a Lifetime Charter Member of Rue Ratings’ “Best Attorneys of America.”
Outside of the courtroom, Thomas J. Henry has established himself as a philanthropist through his consistent and generous contributions to local and global communities.
Thomas J. Henry is a loyal contributor to a number of causes, including the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, and the Special Olympics. He is a regular sponsor of the Tony Parker Skills Clinic basketball camps which give deserving kids a chance to learn basketball skills from Spurs Point Guard Tony Parker. Every October, Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys hosts “Bark in the Park,” a community event that raises thousands of dollars for local pet charities. For the past 20 years, the Thomas J. Henry Turkey Giveaway has provided Thanksgiving turkeys to thousands of families in Texas, helping families in need, the sick, the poor, and the disabled have Thanksgiving dinner.
Victim’s Wife Receives $3.6 Million Portion of Verdict for Loss of Consortium
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Aug. 2, 2017) — Thomas J. Henry, a personal injury law firm, obtained an $11.27 million verdict in South Texas on behalf of their client Alex Puga, who was injured in a 2015 trucking accident. Puga suffered a burnt left hand, a broken thigh bone, broken right ankle, and broken hip. A portion of the verdict, totaling $3.6 million, was awarded to Puga’s wife for loss of consortium. She was not involved in the accident.
Facts of the Texas Trucking Accident Case
The accident occurred in 2015 when Thomas J. Henry’s client, Alex Puga, was traveling southbound on Highway 77 in Refugio County, driving home after work to have dinner with his wife, Norma Puga. A tractor owned by About Tyme Transport, Inc., hauling a trailer owned by Xtra Lease, LLC, and leased to RCX Solutions, Inc., was heading northbound on Highway 77 when the operator, who was on his cell phone in the rain, hydroplaned across the median and entered southbound traffic. Puga was violently struck head-on by the tractor-trailer, causing him extensive physical and mental injuries.
Details of the Personal Injury Lawsuit
Thomas J. Henry’s firm filed suit against the 18-wheeler operator’s employer, RCX Solutions, Inc., for negligence, negligence per se, and gross negligence. Richard Hunnicutt, of Thomas J. Henry, tried the case in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District, Corpus Christi, under the Statutory Employer Doctrine.
RCX Solutions, Inc., claimed they were only the broker and were not responsible for the actions of the tractor-trailer operator. A fact question was submitted to the jury in federal court, asking the jury to determine if there was an arrangement between the tractor-trailer operator and RCX Solutions, Inc., to use his equipment. The jury found that there was indeed an arrangement. The Plaintiff’s attorney proved that RCX Solutions, Inc. did not have a Department of Transportation Broker’s license and therefore could not legally broker the load. Siding with the plaintiff, the jury found that the 18-wheeler operator was negligent and that RCX Solutions, Inc., used a motor vehicle it did not own to transport property under an arrangement with the operator.
The jury awarded Alex Puga $7,586,590 for past and future medical care expenses, earning capacity, physical pain and mental anguish, physical impairment, and physical disfigurement. The jury awarded Norma Puga $3,689,076 for past and future loss of household services and loss of consortium. The total of the jury award was $11,275,666.
“The jury didn’t like this company trying to pass the buck. They saw through the company’s claims that they were a broker and not responsible for this driver. They saw that they were actually the Carrier and the Employer for this load and held them responsible,” Hunnicutt stated.
“Our firm has a long history of holding trucking companies responsible for serious injuries and deaths. The law is designed to safeguard all of us on the roadways and highways in the US. My firm has been dedicated to upholding these values, for our clients, in courts around the country,” firm founder Thomas J. Henry added.
About Thomas J. Henry
Thomas J. Henry is the largest personal injury law firm in Texas and handles cases nationwide. In the first quarter of 2017 alone, Thomas J. Henry made several multi-million dollar recoveries, including an $8.7 million verdict on behalf of a well-worker who was permanently injured when a fellow employee, who was severely fatigued and fell asleep at the wheel, caused a major auto accident. Thomas J. Henry’s attorneys were able to prove that the well operator, knowing the risks associated with fatigued driving, acted negligently in insisting the fatigued crewmembers transport themselves home after their 22-hour shift. In May of 2017, the firm secured a $9 million verdict on behalf of a client who suffered crushing hand injuries as the result of a workplace accident. This multi-million-dollar verdict helped solidify the firm’s place among the top workplace injury law firms in the country.
Thomas J. Henry Secures $9 Million Verdict for Texas Man with Crushed Hand from Oil Field Accident
SAN ANTONIO, TX (May 1, 2017) –Thomas J. Henry, a personal injury law firm, obtained a $9 million verdict in South Texas on behalf of a client who suffered a crushed hand as the result of a 2011 oil field accident.
The accident occurred in 2011 when Thomas J. Henry’s client, Michael Gilmore, was working for Unit Drilling Company at a drilling site near Dilley, Texas. Gilmore was riding, unrestrained, on the front a forklift when the forklift backed up over a cable, causing it to snap and bring an industrial-sized metal pulley down on Gilmore’s hand. The pulley caused a crushing hand injury, requiring reconstructing surgery, and resulted in Gilmore suffering from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Thomas J. Henry’s firm filed suit against the drilling company and other defendants for negligent supervision, negligent operation of a forklift, and gross negligence. Plaintiffs experts also alleged numerous OSHA violations.
Lead attorney Richard Hunnicutt, of Thomas J. Henry, tried the case in Nueces County. During the heated contest, the defense asked the jury to award a total of $50,000 for the injuries. Hunnicutt asked the jury to award between $4 million and $6 million.
After a three-week trial, the jury sided with the plaintiff and awarded Thomas J. Henry’s client $9 million in damages.
“Oilfields are dangerous enough as it is. Forklifts alone are deadly dangerous if not operated with care,” lead attorney Richard Hunnicutt stated. “This jury wanted to send a clear message to drilling companies to follow the safety rules.”
“This multi-million-dollar verdict is just another reason why we are one of top Workplace Injury firms in the country,” Thomas J. Henry stated. “Year after year we obtain some of the highest verdicts for injured workers in the United States. We are also the largest personal injury and wrongful death firm in Texas and one of the largest in the nation.”
Workplace injuries affect hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. Thomas J. Henry handles a wide variety of workplace injuries stemming from refinery explosions, oil and gas extraction accidents, factory accidents, construction accidents, forklift accidents, crane accidents, maritime accidents and more.
In many of our workplace injury cases, the firm conducts in-depth accident investigations utilizing private sector experts including OSHA experts, accident reconstructionists, engineering experts, confined-space permit experts, and safety training experts to review findings from local and federal government-led investigation reports. This approach to case investigation and development ensures Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys’ clients obtain maximum recoveries for their injuries.
In the first quarter of this year alone, Thomas J. Henry made several multi-million dollar recoveries, including an $8.7 million verdict on behalf of a well-worker who was permanently injured when a fellow employee, who was severely fatigued and fell asleep at the wheel, caused a major auto accident. Thomas J. Henry’s attorneys were able to prove that the well operator, knowing the risks associated with fatigued driving, acted negligently in insisting the fatigued crewmembers transport themselves home after their 22-hour shift.
Other recent verdicts and settlements include $25 million, $35 million, $30 million, and $67 million, for accidents involving commercial defendants. The firm has demonstrated a consistent record of settlements and verdicts throughout Texas and the United States. For more information, visit thomasjhenrylaw.com.
Thomas J. Henry is Proud to Sponsor the 2017 Fiesta Oyster Bake
SAN ANTONIO, TX Apr. 17, 2017 – Thomas J. Henry is once again partnering with the St. Mary’s University Alumni Association to bring the Fiesta Oyster Bake to San Antonio, Texas. 2017 marks the 101st consecutive year that the even has been held.
This year’s event will feature musical performances by 35 bands and entertainers across six separate stages. Headlining acts include Eclipse, Eddie Money, The Beans, Back Heart Saints, Cactus Country, Small Town Habit, The Westside Horns, Bombasta, DJ Ultrasonic & DJ Robbie Rob, and Velvet. As for food, attendees are estimated to consume 3,000 pounds of beef and chicken fajitas, and 100,000 oysters, resulting in a whopping 10,000 pounds of recycles oyster shells that can be used to form new reefs along the Texas coast.
Proceeds from the event went to benefit St. Mary’s University students, faculty, and staff. These proceeds are essential in providing full or partial tuition scholarships and other forms of financial assistance to St. Mary’s brightest students.
FIESTA OYSTER BAKE EVENT DETAILS
- Dates & Times:
- Friday, April 21 – 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
- Saturday, April 22 – 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
- Campus of St. Mary’s University at One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 782282
Thomas J. Henry Sponsors Easter Egg Hunts in San Antonio and Corpus Christi
SAN ANTONIO, TX Apr. 4, 2017 – Thomas J. Henry has once again partnered with H-E-B to bring the Easter EGGstravaganza egg hunts in San Antonio and Corpus Christi. Both events will feature more than 20,000 Easter eggs for children to search for. Further, Thomas J. Henry be adding 500 “specialty” Easter eggs filled with cash prizes to each event. Both the San Antonio and Corpus Christi events are free and open to the public. Children up to the age of 10 are welcome to participate in the egg hunts. The Easter Eggstravaganza remains one of Thomas J. Henry’s favorite sponsored events as it brings the local community and families closer together.
- SAN ANTONIO EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA
- Free to the Public ($4 dollar parking)
- Date: Saturday, April 8th
- Time: 10:00am – 3:00 pm
- Location: Trader Village (9333 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78242)
- CORPUS CHRISTI EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA
- Free to the Public
- Date: Saturday, April 15th
- Time: 8:00am – 11:00am
- Location: The Water Gardens (1901 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401)
Thomas J. Henry Proud to Present Wings Over South Texas Air Show
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX Mar. 20, 2017 – Thomas J. Henry his proud to present the 2017 Wings Over South Texas Air Show. Every year, Thomas J. Henry partners with the Naval Air Station to bring the high-flying thrills of the Wings Over South Texas Air Show to Corpus Christi. The popular event designed to welcome people onto military installations and naval air installations.
This year’s event to scheduled is to run for two days and will feature aerial demonstrations by favorites, including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the Golden Knights, Jerry Conley, Rob Holland, and the Trojan Phlyers. Attendees will also be treated to a U.S. Air Force F-16 demonstration as well as a Search and Rescue demonstration by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Beyond the aerial presentations, event-goers will also have access to the Rapid Strike simulator which immerses visitors in the high-tech world of the United States Air Force. The ride allows visitors to experience rear world Air Force missions from a first person perspective. A kids zone will also be available for the events younger attendees.
2017 WINGS OVER SOUTH TEXAS AIR SHOW EVENT INFO
- Dates: Saturday, April 1 – Sunday, April 2, 2017
- Time: Gates Open at 8:30 AM
- Location: Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, 11001 D Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
ABOUT THE WINGS OVER SOUTH TEXAS AIR SHOW
The Wings Over South Texas Air Show is an annual event celebrating the U.S. Navy. 2017 in particular honors the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway. All proceeds from this event go to the Navy MWR Fund which supplies morale, welfare, and recreation for free to the brave sailors serving our country.
Over 90,000 guests attend this event each year and that number continues to grow. Visitors to the Air Show are treated to fantastic performances by the military and civilians and children also participate in a special air show Pep Rally to help kick off each show. In fact, many of the guests go to the event just to see the Blue Angels perform!
ABOUT THE BLUE ANGELS
The Blue Angels’ mission is to enhance Navy and Marine Corps recruiting efforts and to represent the naval service to the United States, its elected leadership, and foreign nations. The Blue Angels serve as positive role models and goodwill ambassadors for the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps.
A Blue Angels flight demonstration exhibits choreographed refinements of skills possessed by all naval aviators. It includes the graceful aerobatic maneuvers of the four-plane Diamond Formation, in concert with the fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers of its two Solo Pilots. Finally, the team illustrates the pinnacle of precision flying, performing maneuvers locked as a unit in the renowned, six-jet Delta Formation. Since its inception in 1946, the Blue Angels have performed for more than 427 million fans.
Thomas J. Henry Is Representing Parents of Infant Injured in Cibolo Daycare Crash
SAN ANTONIO, TX Feb. 9 – San Antonio personal injury attorney Thomas J. Henry is representing the parents of an infant who was injured when an SUV crashed into a local daycare center. The firm has filed a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) to preserve evidence in the case. The incident, which left six injured, occurred when an elderly woman crashed her SUV into the Choo Choo Xpress Child Care Center in Cibolo, Texas.
DETAILS OF THE ACCIDENT AND TRO
According to the TRO, a woman crashed her Mercedes Benz SUV into the Choo Choo Xpress Child Care Center at 750 Schneider Drive in Cibolo, Texas at approximately 10:45 am, Friday morning. The SUV plowed through the daycare’s store front, striking a daycare employee and an 11-month-old child, then continued to drive through the facility, finally coming to rest with numerous infants underneath it.
If your child was among those injured in this incident, you may contact Thomas J. Henry immediately. The firm is actively investigating the accident and has already begun legal proceedings to preserve evidence in the case.
ABOUT THOMAS J. HENRY
Thomas J. Henry is a personal injury firm with offices in San Antonio, Texas. The firm handles cases in a multitude of practice areas, including child injury and automobile accidents, and has demonstrated a consistent record of settlements and verdicts throughout Texas and the United States. Thomas J. Henry has made multiple recent notable recoveries, including verdicts and settlements in the amounts of $35 million, $30 million, and $67 million, for accidents involving commercial defendants.
Thomas J. Henry Wins $8.7 Million for Client Permanently Injured in Auto Accident
SAN ANTONIO, TX Feb. 8 –Thomas J. Henry, a personal injury law firm, obtained an $8.7 million verdict in Hidalgo County on behalf of a client who was permanently injured in a 2014 auto accident caused by a severely fatigued driver who fell asleep at the wheel.
The accident occurred in January of 2014 when Thomas J. Henry’s client and his fellow crew members were driving home from a 22-hour, non-stop shift at a Texas well. Thomas J. Henry’s client was a passenger in the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle fell asleep at the wheel and rear ended a school bus, leaving the firm’s client with a traumatic brain injury and permanent injuries to his back.
Thomas J. Henry filed suit against the well operator and other defendants for working this crew to the point of exhaustion and then failing to make arrangements to get them home safely.
“All workers in Texas deserve safe work environments and should never be put on the road fatigued,” Thomas J. Henry stated.
Plaintiffs’ attorneys were able to prove that the well operator, knowing the risks associated with fatigued driving, acted negligently in insisting the fatigued crew members transport themselves home after their 22-hour shift.
After a two-week trial, the jury sided with the plaintiff and found that the operator of the well was negligent. The jury awarded Thomas J. Henry’s client $8.7 million in damages.
Robert Wilson of Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys stated, “The evidence in this case was overwhelming. We proved that everyone at that well knew the hazards of fatigued driving and that when that crew left the site and drove themselves home they posed an unacceptable risk to themselves and others sharing our highways. Their verdict is a message that this lack of concern for safety has consequences.”
Thomas J. Henry has made multiple recent notable recoveries, including verdicts and settlements in the amounts of $35 million, $30 million, and $67 million, for accidents involving commercial defendants. The firm has demonstrated a consistent record of settlements and verdicts throughout Texas and the United States.
Thomas J. Henry Presents the Extravagant Maxim 2017 Super Bowl Party
HOUSTON, TX Feb 6 – Thomas J. Henry has done it again. The successful personal injury attorney helped throw the largest and most extravagant Super Bowl of the year in Houston, Texas on Saturday. The event was attended by the biggest names in sports and plenty of celebrities. Entertainment included DJ Khaled, DNCE, and Travis Scott.
Thomas J. Henry garnered national attention last year after hosting a lavish $6 million Quinceañera for his daughter, actress and model Maya Henry. He went even bigger this year, partnering with Karma International to host the star-studded 2017 Maxim Party at Sugar Land’s brand-new Smart Financial Centre.
While Maxim already has a reputation for throwing the best Super Bowl parties in the nation, Saturday’s event exceeded all expectations. Boasting ticket prices that ranged from $750 for entry to $38,500 for premium access, party-goers were treated to a collection of alcohol and desserts that would put even the swankiest Las Vegas venues to shame.
Event planners were able to walk a fine line between affluence and fervor and transform the Smart Financial Centre into a glowing personification top-tier entertainment. The venue’s exterior was also buzzing with excitement as Monster Energy’s motocross team performed high-flying stunts while a fleet of drones captured the action from above.
Among those in spotted at the soiree were Fergie, Floyd Mayweather, Ludacris, Nick Canon, TI, and Terrell Owens. The event also saw a silent charity auction which included signed jerseys from Matt Ryan and Tom Brady as well as rare rock-and-roll and film memorabilia.
Other celebrity attendees included Adrienne Bailon, Bow Wow, Caitlyn O’Connor, Chace Crawford, Chris Kirkpatrick, David Schwimmer, Jonathan Tucker, Emily Sears, Farrah Abrahm, Young Jeezy, Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett, Warren Moon, Soulja Boy, G-Eazy, Victor Ortiz, Israel Houghton, Jeff Holmes, Jeff Timmons, and the Patriots Cheerleaders.
Other famous athletes in attendance included Ezekiel Elliot (Cowboys), Adrian Peterson (Vikings), James Harden (Rockets), Bryan Braman (Eagles), Brandon Marshall (Broncos), Antonio Brown (Steelers), Chris Manhurtz (49’ers), Demarco Murray (Titans), Demaryius Thomas (Broncos), Doug Flutie (Chargers), Duke Ihenacho (Redskins), Shaun Draughn (49’ers), Trayvionte Session (Radiers), Malik Jackson (Jaguars), Omar Bolden (Broncos), Pannel Egobh (Titans), JD Nelson (49’ers), and Ryan Delarie (Panthers).
ABOUT THOMAS J. HENRY
Thomas J. Henry is an attorney and philanthropist from Texas. He is the founder of Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys, a national personal injury firm. He has been featured in Newsweek Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Forbes, and Fortune for the record-breaking multi-million-dollar awards hard-won for his clients.
Thomas J. Henry is also a well-known philanthropist – hosting and sponsoring large scale community events and donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to education initiatives, armed forces and veterans causes, pet-related charities, child abuse prevention, poverty, and more. In his spare time, Henry enjoys collecting cars and luxury watches and splits his time between several multi-million dollar estates across the U.S.