Dec. 13, 2012
Earlier this week a jury was selected for a Wisconsin wrongful death case. According to an article from WQOW 18 News, the case stems from an accident that claimed the life of a 22-year-old student from University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Court documents show that the incident occurred during the early morning hours of Sept. 23, 2010, outside of a bar in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Witnesses stated that the victim was leaving the bar on a bicycle after getting into an argument with two individuals inside the bar. Those two men then followed the victim outside and pushed his bike over as he rode away.
The push caused the victim to crash the bicycle. He suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of hitting his head on a curb. The young man was rushed to a local hospital, but died several days later.
The parents of the victim later filed a wrongful death lawsuit against both of the perpetrators, claiming that the young man’s death was the direct result of their negligent behavior. The parents are seeking an unspecified amount of compensation for damages and other losses, such as funeral and medical expenses and pain and suffering.
The Appleton personal injury lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham understand the hardships that a sudden loss of a loved one can bring, and are hopeful a decision in the case will help bring some closure to the family of the victim.