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Thomas J. Henry Secures $21M Verdict Against Coca-Cola in Trucking Case

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, May 7, 2012- As reported by The Associated Press, Yahoo News, the Houston Chronicle, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, and several other news outlets, Thomas J. Henry recently secured a $21 million verdict against Coca-Cola in a trucking accident case involving a distracted delivery driver.

On May 7, 2012, a Nueces County jury awarded $21 million to a woman who was hit by a Coca-Cola truck whose driver was chatting on a cell phone while at the wheel.

The jury awarded Vanice Chatman-Wilson, 37, $10 million in punitive damages and $11 million in actual damages for the 2010 accident that left her with severe neck and back injuries.

When his firm received the case, Thomas J. Henry immediately knew they had a huge safety problem on their hands and that battling Coca-Cola would mean picking apart a corporate cell-phone use policy which applies to thousands of employees throughout the U.S.

“I knew Mrs. Wilson deserved justice, and the rest of the motoring public deserved safer drivers; so, Bob Hilliard and I decided to put our law firm litigation teams together to shred Coca Cola’s policy.”

During the trial, Coca-Cola’s truck driver reportedly testified that if she had known the risks of talking on the phone while driving she would not have done it.

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Thomas J. Henry
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