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LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST WWE STEMMING FROM TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

By Mike Johnson on 2021-06-22 12:32:00

A lawsuit was filed against World Wrestling Entertainment in the Circuit Court for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough Circuit, Florida on 6/12 by Jackson Parsons, who alleges he was severely injured in a traffic accident involving a WWE owned vehicle.

Parsons alleges that on 7/22/19 in Tampa, a van rented by WWE that was being driven by a WWE employee, Gaitan Thomas, "who was on the job at the time" was involved in a motor vehicle accident with Parsons, who was riding a bicycle.   

Thomas works as a props expert for WWE.

As a result of the incident, Parson claims he "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.” 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 filing, Parsons stated that he has lost the quality of life that he moved to Florida in order to seek and noted past medical expenses stemming from the accident are already in the amount of $171,430.38.  He cited a loss of earnings, past and future, estimated at $75,036.00–$100,048.00 and projected his future medical expenses in the amount of $314,850.00.

The lawsuit also seeks $76,500.00 for Parsons' Pain and suffering, mental anguish and inconvenience as well as $401,500 for future pain and suffering.

The court filing notes that in December 2020, Parsons demanded a settlement demand, in writing, for the amount $1,064,328.38 and that they are well above the threshold of $75,000 required by the court for this type of civil action.

WWE has not yet responded to the lawsuit.

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