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Drunk Driving Accident

Practice Area: Personal Injury

Outcome: Large Settlement for Client

Description: A night out on the town turned tragic for a young college student heading home from a party. As the young man was crossing a street to his apartment, a repeat drunk driver slammed into him, later fleeing the scene and leaving the young man for dead in the street. Another motorist helped our client, although his face would remain disfigured. The drunk driver refused to accept responsibility for his actions; a story the insurance company readily accepted. After several days of jury trial, the plaintiff received a verdict significantly higher than requested by the plaintiff. A post-trial interview of the jury revealed that the jurors actually argued that the amount was not high enough! Ultimately, the insurance company paid in excess of the policy limits, having to pay for pre-judgment interest, costs and statutory attorney fees.

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