On November 9, 2010, a $200,000 settlement was reached during private mediation on behalf of our client, a 26-year-old male who was injured while gratuitously attempting to repair a broken rear window on his friend’s motor vehicle. During the attempted repair, the Defendant, without warning, notice, or communication, used excessive force in closing the rear tailgate door Plaintiff was examining for the purpose of assessing how to conduct a possible repair. As a result of the unexpected and uncalled for physical force applied by the Defendant, the glass in the rear tailgate shattered into Plaintiff’s right eye, causing serious permanent personal injuries and necessitating several surgical procedures to correct.