San Antonio Law Firm Helps Car Accident Victim to a $676K Verdict in Hidalgo County

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A woman, injured in an auto accident caused by an unsecured recliner that flew into her path, causing her to swerve and collide with another vehicle in the roadway, received a $676,163 verdict in Hidalgo County, her attorneys said (Case No C-2421-11J, 430th Judicial District).

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Taking this case to trial was important because we wanted to do everything in our power to make a positive change in our client's life following what we knew was a huge loss for her.

According to personal injury attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm, the driver of the truck driving ahead of their client was hauling furniture for employer, SofaMart. The load of furniture fell into the roadway, causing the firm’s client and another vehicle to attempt to avoid the wayward load, the police report noted. As a result, The Carlson Law Firm’s client was struck by a vehicle traveling behind her SUV.

Carlson Law Firm attorneys, R. Bruce Philips and Teresa Christian felt passionate about seeking justice for their injured client from the moment she sought help.

“Bruce and I both really loved this client and her family,” Christian said. “We both felt a lot of compassion for the effect this injury had to her back and on her and her family and their hopes for the future.”

Although only a small percentage of personal injury cases actually go to trial, attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm sometimes find it necessary as they seek the best possible outcome for injured clients, who’ve had their lives transformed by no fault of their own. Prior to litigation, the firm’s client was offered a mere $150,000 settlement, prompting her attorneys to take the case to trial.

“We put time and money into a case that many might have perceived as a losing case because of the property damage,” said Christian. “Taking this case to trial was important because we wanted to do everything in our power to make a positive change in our client’s life following what we knew was a huge loss for her.”

While the San Antonio attorneys were confident in their case and evidence, conveying the struggles their client had endured to a jury was a vital aspect of seeking justice and fair compensation.

“The most difficult part of this case was getting the jury to understand that a serious injury occurred despite the property damaged, that appeared minimal. It was so important that the jury understood the effects these injuries had on our client and her family.”

The compassion and tirelessness exhibited by Philips and Christian in their fight to help their client runs beyond their efforts from offices in San Antonio. Although The Carlson Law Firm operates from 10 locations across the state of Texas and employs more than 25 attorneys, their passion for seeking justice and advocating for their clients is not diminished by their size and reach.

“We always hope that by helping our injured clients to financial compensation, they can receive the medical attention they need today and in the future,” Carlson Law Firm Managing Partner, Craig Carlson said. “But while our clients health, well being and financial stability is imperative, we also hope that by holding negligent drivers and companies responsible for serious injuries and loss we can promote change so that others are not injured or killed in similar, preventable accidents.

For more information about San Antonio personal injury attorneys, R. Bruce Philips, Teresa Christian, Managing Partner Craig Carlson and The Carlson Law Firm, call 800-359-5690 or visit

After all medical bills and attorney fees were paid, The Carlson Law Firm's client received more than $147,000.

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