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$45M Awarded to Assault Victim

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Tyler Kirchoff5 years ago

A Buffalo, New York student who was paralyzed in a brawl outside a local bar in 2008 was recently awarded $45 million for his extensive injuries. The student sustained a broken neck in the fight, which resulted in severe paralysis.

Details of the Assault Case

  • On March 28, 2008 the student was involved in an altercation at a local bar in Buffalo, New York.
  • According to reports, he was attacked by three individuals who kicked and beat him. Two of the three men pled guilty to assault following the incident.
  • The 22-year-old suffered a broken neck in the scuffle, resulting in severe paralysis. He sued the three men who attacked him and settled with two of them before the trial.
  • The trial proceeded against the final assailant, who was ordered to pay $45 million for the plaintiff’s pain and suffering, past and future medical bills, and past and future earnings.

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