Practice Area: Personal injury
Outcome: Mediated Settlement
Description: This case involves our client being thrown out of a bar because he was wearing a T Shirt in support of a motorcylcle club that was disliked by the owner of the building in which the bar was located. Our client was taken in the back parking lot of the bar by those loyal to a different motorcylce club, frightened into running into a dark, and forested area with no fencing, where he tumbled off an an unguarded stone wall into a stream and drowned. After extensive work on this case including fending off the insurance carrier's declaratory judgment suit whereby it attempted to obtain a judicial order that it did not have to provide any coverage, an all day site visit with an engineer, building code official and videoagrapher and multiple depositions, the case settled in the seven figure range after a day long mediation with a retired judge. The money is being paid out over time to the minor beneficiaries through a structured settlement approved by the Probate Judge. Please Note: A lawyer certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy turned this case down. We are very happy for our deceased client's children that we did not.