Lack of Security Leads to Brutal Beating
In December 2016, our 23-year-old client met up with a young woman at her apartment. Unbeknownst to him, our client was being set up for a robbery. After being in the apartment for a while, the young woman sent a text message signaling three men that the victim was in the shower and it was time for the robbery. The young woman let the three men in the room. When the victim exited the shower, he was beaten with a baseball bat, robbed, and left for dead.
We recognized a case where many other lawyers would have moved on. We looked into the case and saw the apartment had little to no security, including a lack of functioning security cameras/monitors and failure to maintain a limited access gate. There was also a significant criminal history at the property. The apartment complex basically created a safe haven for crime.
HOW WE HELPED THE PLAINTIFF
Broussard Law Firm filed suit against the criminals and the apartment complex for their failure to provide reasonable security in a high crime area.
Ten months after suit was filed Plaintiff offered to settle the case with the apartment complex for their insurer’s $1,000,000.00 policy limits. The insurance company rejected the offer to settle three weeks later.
After the insurance company refused the Plaintiff’s settlement offer, Broussard Law Firm took the position the insurer was in bad faith for refusing to settle within the policy limits. Fifteen months after Plaintiff’s settlement demand, the case settled after mediation for over $6 million dollars, plus costs.
“I can’t say enough good things about these guys. From start to finish they exceeded my expectations every step of the way. I couldn’t be happier with the service I received or the outcome of my case.”
– Broussard Law Firm client
Partner – Trial Lawyer
Aaron graduated from Sulphur High School in 1998 and graduated from McNeese four years later. He attended Tulane Law School in New Orleans and began practicing law at the age of 25.
In law school, Aaron was a lead member of Tulane’s National Moot Court Trial Team. He was also selected for Tulane’s Law Clinic which allows senior students to represent real clients while still in school. Aaron dedicated his law clinic experience to assisting victims of domestic violence in New Orleans. He also graduated with a Certificate of Specialization in Maritime Law.
Aaron is currently a member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Louisiana Association for Justice, and the Louisiana Bar Association. Aaron gets to know clients on a personal level and never gives up. His clients very rarely call to see how their case is going because they already know. Aaron keeps his clients informed and up to date. Aaron is very selective about what cases he handles. Being selective allows Aaron to dedicate more time to each client and get better results in a shorter time. Aaron strives to provide great representation to good people.
“This is a case where 99% of lawyers only get the policy limits. Because we know the law and because we did not back down, we were able to collect over 6 million on a 1-million-dollar policy.”
AARON BROUSSARD Attorney