A few years ago, I had a client who worked for one company as a tankerman for 20 years. He was ordered into a crawlhole during a storm to check the radar, and as he was getting out, the boat hit a swell. He was thrown backwards and ended up with a spine injury.
He went from being the main provider for his family to borrowing money to get a Coke and sleeping on people’s sofas.
The day of the trial, the company offered us $100,000.
The jury came back with the verdict of $1.6 million in favor of my client. He hugged me and started crying. His family cheered.