Limited Damages Secured for Personal Injury Defendant

Gass Turek attorney Dave Turek defended the damages portion of one of Wisconsin’s most significant personal injury trials of 2017. The plaintiff suffered third and fourth degree burns to more than 70% of his body as a result of a lawnmower fire, incurring more than $3 million in medical expenses. Dave became involved in the case less than 60 days before the start of the trial. After the plaintiff asked for more than $38 million in closing arguments (including $20 million in punitive damages), the jury declined to award punitive damages and awarded compensatory damages close to those suggested by Dave. Coupled with a negligible apportionment of fault, the ultimate verdict resulted in Dave’s client paying no additional money to the plaintiff.

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