Our client was misidentified as being involved in a dispute in a nightclub. The club allowed the men who misidentified the client to leave first. The bouncers then put the client out an alley door where the men were waiting to attack him. Our client suffered a broken jaw that required hospitalization and surgery, and the jaw will cause him problems for the rest of his life. The client had no health insurance to cover his medical bills.
After a four day trial, the jury awarded our client $668,471.08. Our client was also entitled to recover costs and some attorney’s fees. The Defendant posted a $768,000 bond, appealed the judgment, and lost the appeal. A significant amount of interest and attorney’s fees accumulated on the judgment by the end of the appeal, so the bond company paid the entire $768,000 bond to settle the case. The settlement allowed our client to pay all of his medical bills and put money aside for future treatment. He was also able to buy a home and get a fresh start on life.