Marshall County Resident Awarded Over $1.8 Million Dollars After Bounty Hunter Negligently Shoots Him
In the Fall of 2018, our client was going out to get some fast food. While in the parking lot, our client noticed an individual approaching his vehicle in a menacing manner. Without knowing who the individuals were, our client tried to escape the situation when the unthinkable happened. The unknown individual opened fire on his car, shooting our client in the neck.The shooter was a bounty hunter in pursuit of the passenger in our client’s vehicle.
We filed suit in Davidson County Circuit Court (docket number 19C2375) against the shooter and the company who hired him alleging the shooter was not authorized to be a bounty hunter and that the company was vicariously liable for the actions of the shooter. In the suit, we alleged multiple causes of action including negligent hiring, retention, and supervision, intentional torts, and emotional damages. After years of litigation, Davidson County Circuit Court Judge David Briley awarded our client $750,000 in compensatory damages and $1,125,000 in punitive damages for a total award of $1,875,000.