Attorneys Ross Wright and Cesar Juarez won a true David versus Goliath battle in a personal injury case tried in federal district court last week. Daniel D. Keyes (Dan) broke a bone and suffered other injuries that required knee and hip replacement surgeries after several unsecured windows crashed down on him from a five-foot shelf at a Sioux Falls Menards store. The DIY giant denied responsibility for two years – a few weeks before trial, Menards finally agreed it had a duty to protect its customers and failed to do that with Dan. Then, at trial, the corporation audaciously argued Dan should receive only approximately $6,500 in damages because he had pre-existing degenerative arthritis to both joints and was going to require the surgeries at some point in the future. Attorneys Wright and Juarez did not back down; they stood up for Dan. Ultimately, the seven-member jury did too. They awarded Dan $335,363.27 as reimbursement for medical bills, lost earnings, pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.