On January 23, 2016, a vehicle darted out in front of our client’s car. Unable to avoid the crash, our client t-boned and flipped the vehicle of another driver. Because of the wreck, our client suffered personal injuries including a back injury. Liability was hotly contested with the defendant’s insurance company, Allstate, refusing to accept responsibility for causing the car wreck. Instead, Allstate passed the buck and argued that our client was responsible because she was driving too fast.
On February 14, 2019, after deliberating for more than five hours, a Harris County jury sent an undeniable and clear message, ordering the defendant and Allstate to pay 100 percent of our client’s medical bills, and for property damage to our client’s vehicle. Allstate’s last pretrial offer was a little over $13,000. The total judgment is expected to approach $60,000.
Morrow & Sheppard LLP auto accident lawyers Daniel Sheppard and Miriah Soliz, in their first solo trial, tried the case with paralegals Jose Jimenez and Chris West assisting the trial team.
The case is styled Olga Phillips v. Cesar Sanchez, Cause No. 1074768 in the County Court at Law Number 2 in Harris County Texas.