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Daniel Newton obtained a Favorable Verdict for his client after a hunting accident

Daniel Newton obtained a Favorable Verdict for his client after a hunting accident in which both liability and the amount of damages was disputed. The relevant incident occurred in the woods outside Salem, Alabama. The plaintiff claimed that the defendant was negligent in not knowing what was beyond his target when he fired his rifle, shooting a deer. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant’s bullet traveled through that deer, ultimately grazing his back causing a large gash requiring dozens of stitches and several months of extensive wound care. The plaintiff asked for $250,000.00 in damages for pain and suffering, mental anguish, and permanent injury. The plaintiff also asked the jury to award $50,000.00 in punitive damages on his wantonness claim. After an hour and a half of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict in plaintiff’s favor, awarding $8,500.00 in compensatory damages and $0.00 in punitive damages. The verdict has since been satisfied.

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