MR v. Pacheco

Jonathan P. Groth

Case Conclusion Date:March 20, 2009

Practice Area:Personal Injury

Outcome:Judgment of $2.15 million for the young Plaintiff.

Description:According to police reports, Patricia Pacheco, now 18, had stolen her grandmother’s car and gone joy riding. While driving near Kenosha’s lakefront, Pacheco began experiencing dizzy spells and light headedness. Rather than pulling the car over, Pacheco attempted to drive home. Pacheco claims she “blacked out” near the intersection of 52nd Street and 34th Avenue and veered off the road, hitting a stop sign and a payphone before pinning the young boy against a minivan and severing his right arm. A witness stated that the Pacheco was “smiling” as she careened off the road. A toxicology report showed that Pacheco had a metabolite of cocaine in her system. Despite not having a driver’s license, this was Pacheco’s sixth driving related offense.

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