Attorney R. Javier Guerra Secures a Trial Victory


Sheehy, Ware, Pappas & Grubbs, P.C. attorney, R. Javier Guerra, secured a trial victory On May 8, 2023. 

Guerra represented the defendant, an insured of Sea Harbor Insurance whom the lawsuit was filed against by Thomas J. Henry’s office. The incident was a minor rear end collision during rush hour traffic on Loop 410 in San Antonio, allegedly causing 4 herniated discs. In response, Dr. Stephen Earle, the treating physician, recommended over $700,000 in future surgery be performed. 

TJH’s office ultimately asked the jury to award over $2,500,000 total in past/future meds, past/future pain and suffering, past/future physical impairment and past/future mental anguish. Counsel for the Defendant advised the jury that the plaintiff had not proven any damages during the case in chief. They also advised to, at most, award $18,500 in past meds and perhaps another $10,000 in past pain/suffering.  

After about 2 hours of deliberation, the jury decided to award the plaintiff a total verdict of only $18,000 in past meds, no other damages included.

The case was tried before the Honorable Judge Cynthia Marie Chapa, 288th District Court, Bexar County, TX.

Read more about attorney R. Javier Guerra and his experience in the legal field at his bio below:

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