Advocate Capital, Inc. congratulates our friend and client, Scott Hoy, and family of Ron Jensen, on their $2 million jury verdict!
Ron Jensen was a true cowboy. At 71 years young, his future was bright and he had big plans. Ron grew up riding horses and was passionate about sharing his love of horses with others. He spent the last years of his life converting the stables on his property into a cowboy church for rodeo workers. His dream for the future was to provide equestrian therapy for people with special needs. Ron was working on his “Dream Riders” project when he was tragically injured. Ron was watching a store clerk load lumber into his truck when a gust of wind blew the lumber into Ron, causing him to lose his balance and fall, striking his head on the truck’s tailgate. Ron suffered a cervical fracture resulting in quadriplegia, and he had to use a ventilator to breathe. Sadly, Ron passed away six months after the accident.
Scott Hoy of Hoy Trial Lawyers along with Co-counsel Mike Strain of Strain Morman Law Firm represented Ron in a personal injury claim against the store. Sadly, the store denied liability and claimed the wind and Ron’s past spinal injury, caused Ron to lose his balance. Mr. Hoy and Mr. Strain presented Ron’s case to the jury highlighting Ron’s accomplishments - despite his limitations from his previous spinal injury- and his plans for the future. The jury found in favor of Ron’s wife, Bonnie, and awarded her close to $2 million! The award was comprised of $1.02 million for medical expenses, $425,000 for pain and anguish, and $425,000 for catastrophic care and the change in relationship with her spouse.
Mr. Hoy said of the verdict, "You always kind of hold your breath. We felt like the jurors were in agreement with what we presented, but what happens in the jury room is something for them to decide. In the end, the strength of the story made a difference."
For more about Ron’s life and his Dream Riders project, click here.
Advocate Capital Inc. is proud to support Plaintiff Trial Lawyers, like Scott Hoy, as they fight for justice for those injured through the negligence of others. Scott Hoy has over 30 years’ experience trying cases in state and federal courts. He is a member of various bar associations and is a graduate of the Trial Lawyers College.
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