Personal injury lawyer, Todd Kelly fought and won $800,000 verdict for injured child
When enrolling your children in extracurricular activities, you might assume their safety, and many would agree it is a good thing to do for your child. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Luckily, there are attorneys like Todd Kelly of Austin that pushes through the end to fight for these children when no one else will. The Carlson Law Firm Austin personal injury attorney fought and obtained an $800,000 verdict for his client, a minor child who suffered brutal treatment at a martial arts school.
“The special trust that a martial arts student places in his sensei made this betrayal especially egregious,” said Kelly.
In 2010, a young boy went to a martial arts school to participate in his third martial arts class. When answering a question about Pearl Harbor, the instructor made another student choke the boy out until he lost consciousness and caused retinal hemorrhaging and severe damage to his inner ear causing blood accumulation behind the ear.
After the martial arts school refused to settle, the case went to court and the $800,000 verdict was reached.
“The ‘invisible’ injuries to this child were the most devastating, and we were thankful that the jury was able to look past medical bills and see the real harm that was done here,” said Kelly.
If your child was every wrongfully harmed in the care of someone else, contact a personal injury attorney immediately to stand by your side and fight. The Carlson Law Firm has a team of attorneys that specialize in cases like these. The firm offers free consultations in their 10 different office locations around central Texas.
- Written by Jill Fowler