CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS (April 29, 2016) – Thomas J. Henry has been recognized for achieving the #1 Motor Vehicle Accident Verdict in Texas for 2015. The $67 million verdict (Net to Client: $4.5 Million | Expenses: $450,000 | Attorney Fees: $3,825,000), won on behalf of a client who was left paralyzed following a company vehicle accident, also ranked as the 26th highest verdict of any kind in the country last year.
The case (Arnold v. Weatherford US L.P. Cause No. 2012CCV62311-4) was tried in Nueces County Court at Law No. 4. During trial, Thomas J. Henry was able to demonstrate that the injuries sustained by his client, Christopher J. Arnold, could have been avoided had the company vehicle driver followed safe following distance rules. Additionally, Thomas J. Henry was able to demonstrate that Weatherford US L.P. had no company policy concerning safe following distance practices in place.
The jury returned a verdict in the amount of $67,470,000.00 to Christopher J. Arnold. Arnold’s injuries included neck and back injuries, vertebral fractures, spinal cord injuries, a brain bleed, a collapsed lung, lacerations to the spleen, and rib fractures. He remains paralyzed from the waist down as a result of the accident. This verdict is one of the Top 100 Verdicts in the nation for 2015 and has been featured in The National Law Journal.
Thomas J. Henry handles accident, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death cases throughout the United States. The firm has litigated against some of the largest companies in the world, including Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies, and has achieved multiple record-breaking awards and settlements. Thomas J. Henry has been named a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and in 2013 he was named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers and a “Top Birth Injury Advocate” by Parenting Magazine. In 2014, Thomas J. Henry was named one of the 10 Best Attorneys in the Nation by Newsweek.com, and, in 2015, Newsweek Legal Insight featured Thomas J. Henry as a Legal Superstar. In 2016, Thomas J. Henry was designated a Lifetime Charter Member of Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America.