SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (May 18, 2016) – Texas Lawyer has recognized Thomas J. Henry for achieving Texas’ #1 Motor Vehicle Accident of 2015. This is the fourth time Thomas J. Henry has secured a #1 Verdict since 2012.
The 2015 accolade was awarded in recognition of a $67 million verdict (Net to Client: $4.7 Million | Expenses: $450,000 | Attorney Fees: $3,825,000) Thomas J. Henry won on behalf of Christopher J. Arnold, who was left paralyzed following a catastrophic company vehicle accident. During trial, Thomas J. Henry was able to demonstrate that Arnold’s injuries could have been prevented had the driver of the company vehicle, a Weatherford U.S. L.P. employee, followed safe following distance guidelines. Further, Thomas J. Henry was able to demonstrate negligence on the part of Weatherford, as the company had no policy regarding safe following distance practices in place.
After deliberation, a Nueces County jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff in the amount of $67 million. The verdict made national headlines and was ranked the 26th highest verdict of any kind in the country last year.
A HISTORY OF RESULTS
This accolade is just the latest example of Thomas J. Henry’s ability to achieve record-breaking verdicts and settlements. In fact, over the past three years Thomas J. Henry has achieved four #1 Verdicts:
- The #1 Workplace Injury Verdict in Texas for 2013
- The #1 Neck Injury Verdict in the Nation for 2014
- The #1 Back Injury Verdict in the Nation for 2014
- The #1 Auto Accident Verdict in Texas for 2015
In February of 2015, Thomas J. Henry was the recipient of the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents’ prestigious Litigator Award for extraordinary achievements within the fields of auto accident, catastrophic injury, personal injury, and negligent security litigation; in March, Newsweek.com named Thomas J. Henry a Premier Law Firm of 2016; and in April, Thomas J. Henry was ranked among Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers of 2016 by Legal Leaders (an ALM company).
In 2010, Thomas J. Henry was named a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He was recognized as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers in 2013, and was designated a Lifetime Charter Member of Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys in America in 2016.
For more information about Thomas J. Henry’s personal injury law firm, visit tjhlaw.com.