Our great friends, Sean Claggett of the Claggett & Sykes Law Firm and Al Lasso of Lasso Injury Law recently obtained an outstanding jury verdict on behalf of their client. The $20M verdict handed down by the Nevada jury included $10M in punitive damages and was based entirely on pain and suffering. There were no claims for lost future earning capacity.
The teenage plaintiff suffered a traumatic brain injury when a swing set broke, with the cross beam landing on his head. The accident caused persistent headaches, memory loss, movement problems with his right arm and a substantially increased risk of developing dementia. The homeowners’ association (HOA) failed to inspect and maintain safe conditions on their playground, and even opted out of a $150 per month safety/inspection plan offered by the swing set’s installer.
The verdict far surpasses the HOA’s highest pretrial settlement offer of $125,000 and also the increased offer of $2MM after the jury heard closing arguments.
We at Advocate Capital, Inc. extend our warmest congratulations to the firms of Claggett & Sykes Law Firm and Lasso Injury Law. We can never thank trial attorneys enough for working hard everyday to make communities safer for all.
Senior Vice President