Trial Win - August 22, 2016

Congratulations to Robert Cantu!

 Robert Cantu, Of Counsel Edinburg, Texas

Robert Cantu, Of Counsel
Edinburg, Texas

Trial Date: August 22, 2016
Venue: 229th Starr County, Texas
Verdict: Defense verdict
Type of case: Auto Accident
Client: Jesus Garcia, III

Plaintiff’s past medical expenses were $40,000.00 with a surgery recommendation that would put her future medical expenses over $165,000.00. Plaintiff’s attorneys asked the jury for $800,000.00. The jury awarded Plaintiff $38,000.00 total: $25,000.00 for past medical; $5,000.00 for future medical; $5,000.00 for past pain and suffering and $3,000.00 for physical impairment in the past.

Trial Win - August 11, 2016

Congratulations to Glenn Romero & Tamara Rodriguez!

 Glenn D. Romero, Of Counsel Edinburg, Texas

Glenn D. Romero, Of Counsel
Edinburg, Texas

 
 Tamara L. Rodriguez, Partner Edinburg, Texas

Tamara L. Rodriguez, Partner
Edinburg, Texas

Trial Date: August 11, 2016
Garner v. Pedraza
Venue: Cameron County
Verdict: Defense verdict
Type of Case: Auto Accident
Parties Represented: Jaime Pedraza

VLRH is excited to share a recent trial victory. On August 11, 2016, Tamara Rodriguez and Glenn Romero started a trial in the 197th Judicial District Court of Cameron County, Texas. They represented a truck driver accused of negligence and gross negligence. At trial, the Plaintiff was represented by a lawyer team from the D. Miller and Begum Law Firm. The Plaintiff sought $1.3 million dollars in damages. The jury returned a verdict finding neither the Plaintiff nor the Defendant negligent. VLRH congratulates the trial team on their trial win!

Firm Newsletter - July 2016

A Final Word From the Texas Supreme Court Regarding Court-Ordered Medical Exams

The Texas Supreme Court recently issued an opinion in In re H.E.B. Grocery Company., L.P. that definitively establishes a defendant’s procedural right to a medical examination when a plaintiff has been examined by a testifying expert.

Firm Newsletter - June 2016

Tenants are Liable to Landlords for Damages on Rental Property
 

In 2015, the Texas Supreme Court ruled on the issue of whether public policy should prevent the enforcement of a standard apartment lease provision that shifts the liability for property losses resulting from “any other cause not due to [the landlord’s] negligence or fault[]” from the landlord to the tenant.

Trial Win - May 23, 2016

 Stephen C. Haynes, Partner San Antonio, Texas

Stephen C. Haynes, Partner
San Antonio, Texas

Trial Date: May 23,2016
Gonzalez v. Teulon
Venue: Hidalgo County
Verdict: Defense verdict
Type of Case: Auto Accident
Parties Represented: Todd C. Teulon

Another win for VLRH. Partner, Stephen Haynes received a favorable verdict in Gonzalez v. Teulon. This was an auto case where Plaintiff was seeking $200,000- $1,000,000 in damages.  The jury verdict awarded Plaintiff significantly less than his past incurred medical expenses. 

Trial Win - April 13, 2016

 Guillermo Tijerina, Jr., Partner Edinburg, Texas

Guillermo Tijerina, Jr., Partner
Edinburg, Texas

Congratulations to Guillermo Tijerina, Jr.!

Trial Win - April 13, 2016

Chavez v. Martinez
Venue:
County Court at Law No. 3, Cameron County, TX
Verdict: Defense verdict
Type of Case: Auto Accident
Parties Represented: Yolanda Martinez

 

Plaintiffs and Defendant were involved in a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Lincoln Street and U.S. 77/83 North Frontage Road in Harlingen, Texas. Plaintiffs’ negligence action alleged that Defendant changed lanes when unsafe and struck Plaintiffs’ vehicle causing them to suffer serious injuries and damages.

Defendant alleged treatment was not causally related to the accident.

Plaintiff Maria Chavez claimed injuries to her neck, right shoulder, and low back. There were no surgical recommendations and no epidural steroid injection recommendations. Plaintiff Miguel Chavez claimed injuries to his neck. Defendant alleged Plaintiffs’ injuries pre-existed the accident.

Plaintiffs’ total combined medical specials at the time of trial were $14,830.00.

The jury attributed no liability to Defendant, Yolanda Martinez.

 

Firm Newsletter - April 2016

Is a Former Property Owner Liable for a Dangerous Condition?

On September 3, 2015, the Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments about a claim against a property owner for injury in a negligent design and premises liability case. The main issue in the case is whether former property owners are liable for injuries that occur on the property after conveyance. The case involves a chemical plant worker who was partially blinded by an acid- addition system.