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Ferguson Law secures $21K verdict following trial over rear-end collision

By David Yates | Apr 30, 2019

Car accident 24

BEAUMONT – The Ferguson Law Firm recently landed a verdict worth more than $21,000 in an automobile collision trial against the owner of Palmer Pest Control.

Christine and Sylvester Singleton filed suit against Michael Wayne Palmer on Oct. 4, 2017 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the original petition, on Feb. 4, 2016, the Singletons were traveling on the Eastex Freeway when they encountered a construction zone and were forced to stop.

“Plaintiffs were stopped in traffic when, suddenly and without warning, Palmer approached (their) vehicle from the rear, failed to stop his vehicle, and violently struck the back of plaintiffs’ vehicle,” the suit states.

The case was called up for trial on April 15 and ended the following day, with jurors finding Palmer’s alleged negligence did indeed cause the collision, according to the charge of the court.

The jury awarded Christine Singleton $10,000 for his past medical expenses and $3,000 for her past physical pain. She was awarded no damages for her future medical expenses, future pain, past and future mental anguish, past and future impairment and past and future disfigurement.

Sylvester Singleton was awarded $7,000 for his past medical expenses and $1,200 for his past pain. He was also awarded no damages for his future medical expenses, future pain, past and future mental anguish, past and future impairment and past and future disfigurement.

Judge Baylor Wortham, 136th District Court, presided over the trial.

Case No. D-200773

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