Broussard Injury Lawyers obtained over $1 million (the entire insurance policy) for a mother and father who lost their adult son after he was punched and killed by a bouncer.
Our client’s son was at a nightclub in New Orleans when he was asked to leave by the staff. The bouncers removed him through an employee entrance onto a side street where he was surrounded by the bouncers. Another person dressed in plain clothes punched our client’s son, causing him to fall backwards and strike his head on the pavement. He died 5 days later.
The offender fled the scene but was later arrested at his home. The bar admitted the offender was a former employee but denied any responsibility for his actions on the night in question.
After Aaron Broussard took just two depositions, the insurance company paid the entire insurance policy limits of 1 million dollars.
Businesses, and especially bars, have a duty to provide a safe environment for their customers. Safety is the cost of doing business, but safety costs money. When businesses skim on safety to save money and someone gets hurt as a result, the business is responsible.
The bar in this tragic case knew this former bouncer was a dangerous man, but they knowingly allowed him to assist in removing a customer from the bar and watched him punch the defenseless victim. Then, to make matters worse, the bouncers brought the offender back inside the bar and told the police they did not know who he was.
The boy they killed was a bright young man from the east coast – a fly-fishing guide and instructor who traveled the world teaching people the art of fly fishing. He left behind a loving family and more friends than many people make in a lifetime.