A jury trial in the lawsuit against WWE filed by Jackson Parsons is set to go to trial on February 27th at Florida Middle District Court.
The lawsuit was originally filed back in June 2021 in relation to an incident in 2019. Parsons alleges that a van rented by WWE, driven by a WWE employee Gaitan Thomas hit him while he was riding his bicycle.
Thomas works as a props expert in WWE and is described in legal documents by the company as an “independent contractor.”
Court records show that Parsons underwent surgery on an ankle injury sustained in a traffic accident. He claims that he has lost the capability to enjoy a normal life.
“suffered physical injuries, pain-and-suffering, disability and the inability and loss of the capacity to lead and enjoy normal life, inconvenience, disfigurement, scarring and mental anguish.”
PWInsider noted shared that in the filing Parsons stated that his injuries were permanent and will continue to incur medical expenses.
“In his filing, he claimed he will be dealing with permanent issues due to the accident, citing he “suffered physical injuries, pain-and-suffering, disability and the inability and loss of the capacity to lead and enjoy a normal life, inconvenience, disfigurement, scarring and mental anguish,” and further asserts that his injuries and suffering are permanent, that he has incurred past medical expenses and will incur future medical expenses on account of the motor vehicle accident, and that he has also suffered “a loss of earnings and earning capacity, both in the past and in the future.”
In the lawsuit, Parsons states that his medical bills currently stand at $171,430.38. He estimated that he had missed out on past and future earnings in the region of $75,036.00–$100,048.00, while his projected medical expenses are $314,850.00. In addition, the lawsuit is seeking $76,500.00 for Parson’s “pain and suffering, mental anguish and inconvenience” and $401,500 for future pain and suffering.
In December 2020 Parsons filed for a settlement worth $1,064,328.38 but this was rejected.
MLW Lawsuit Against WWE Dismissed
It was recently revealed that MLW’s lawsuit has been dismissed after the company had not submitted “sufficient facts” in relation to the charges. The news comes with the caveat that the motion was granted with Leave To Amend. In simple terms, this means that MLW has 21 days to file an amended version of the lawsuit. Should they do so, the case will proceed. If they do not, the case will be considered closed.
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