How Constance Lee & Company’s Trial Presentation Services Helped Win a $1.7M Case
A 14-year-old Pittsburgh boy who sustained permanent brain damage during a Little League game on the day before his 12th birthday recently went to court seeking justice for his initial injuries and the mental trauma caused thereafter. Pittsburgh court reporters Constance Lee & Company provided expert trial presentation services to the counsel defending Zachary Hoffman, which ultimately won him $1.7 million in a settlement against a borough and two athletic associations.
What happened: Zachary was in the first base dugout watching his teammates bat when the ball went through an open area in the fencing — between where the backstop ends, and the dugout begins — and struck him in the left side of his head near the temple area. Zachary sustained a fractured skull and intense bleeding in his brain, which caused permanent brain damage. According to the lawsuit filed by his attorneys back in March 2016, he continues to suffer symptoms and cannot attend school on a regular basis.
Zachary’s attorney, Alan Perer, said the dugout was not properly protected by a fence, which is required by Little League safety regulations at fields across the country. As a result of not having the safety measure in place, an Allegheny County jury found Sewickley borough, and the Avonworth and Quaker Valley Athletic Associations responsible for Zachary’s injuries and awarded the settlement.
How We Were Able to Help: The trial presentation services provided by Constance Lee & Company allowed the attorneys to display their exhibits and testimonies in a more precise and effective way. Instead of searching through huge files and mounds of paperwork to find their exhibits, they were able to easily navigate through their documents via the trial presentation equipment that we personally set up and operated.
Constance Lee & Company is a one-stop shop for your court reporting needs. We’re able to assist you with everything you could need, all the way from pre-trial to verdict. If you’d like to take advantage of Connie’s 25 years of experience, our professional videography capabilities, or any of our trial presentation services, please feel free to contact us today, or schedule a deposition on the scheduling page of our website.