• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: May 2019

Top Texas Verdicts Settlements 2018

Ranked Among Top Texas Verdicts & Settlements of 2018

Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm has been recognized on Texas Lawyer’s list of the Top Texas Verdicts & Settlements of 2018 for the firm’s multi-million dollar cases.

Three of Sutliff & Stout’s Top Cases of 2018 include:

  • The arbitration of Pegoda vs. Haude
  • The verdict in Neves vs. Bobby Cox Companies Incorporated
  • The settlement in Wainwright vs. Wainwright

Pegoda vs. Haude

Sutliff & Stout represented the Estate of Adam C. Pegoda and Mary Pegoda in a wrongful death suit against Carl Haude and James Oxspring.

Mr. Oxspring was driving his SUV when he attempted to pass an 18-wheeler driven by Mr. Haude.

Mr. Oxspring lost control of his vehicle when he struck and killed Mr. Pegoda while he was checking his mailbox.

As a result, the arbitrator found negligence and awarded the plaintiffs $3.3 million in damages.

Neves vs. Bobby Cox Companies Incorporated

The firm represented Tyler Neves in a negligence case against Bobby Cox Cos., Inc. Mr. Neves was entering his parked vehicle when Mr. Fierro’s 18-wheeler struck the back of Mr. Neves’ vehicle. Mr. Neves suffered from neck, back and shoulder injuries.

Prior to trial, Defendants and their insurance company only offered $10,000 to settle the case. The jury found Mr. Fierro and Bobby Cox Cos., Inc. negligent and awarded Mr. Neves $1,372,530.65.

Wainwright vs. Wainwright

Sitco Services, owned by Deborah and Sitman Wainwright, held a contract to install a new sign for a Sonic Drive-in restaurant.

Bobby Wainwright, son, and the electrician was working on installing the electrical wire when a 175-pound spool of wire fell on him causing multiple injuries.

The parties settled prior to trial for policy limits of $1 million dollars.

Sutliff & Stout has been recognized by Texas Lawyer’s in 2013 for the truck accident settlement with Felix Villa vs. Russell Transport, Inc. In 2015, a personal injury case with Russell vs. Brumley and in 2017 a personal injury case with Niederhofer vs. Alpha & Omega Services, Incorporated.

Texas Lawyer Magazine, an affiliate of VerdictSearch, publishes the highest grossing verdicts, settlements, mediated settlements, arbitrations, and decisions for Texas.

About Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm

Graham Sutliff and Hank Stout are the founding partners of Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm in Texas. As Board Certified, Personal Injury Attorneys, Sutliff & Stout believe that every individual, regardless of wealth or social standing, is entitled to the highest quality legal representation.

For more information: https://www.sutliffstout.com.

About the Author

Hank Stout co-founded Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm, to protect and pursue the rights of people who were harmed by the carelessness of others. Mr. Stout is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been actively trying cases for over fifteen years. In recognition of his accomplishments and results, he has been selected by Thompson Reuters as a Super Lawyer since 2014 (a distinction given to less than 1% of the lawyers in the state of Texas) and has been selected as Lead Counsel. To learn more, read Hank's full bio here.

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