$98,000 Settlement for Neck and Back Injuries after Broad-Sided by Drunk Driver
A Southbury resident received a $98,000 settlement of his lawsuit stemming from an accident where his vehicle was hit by an intoxicated motorist in a "hit and run" accident.
The AccidentOn a local road in Southbury, Connecticut, the defendant was operating a Ford F350 pickup truck belonging to the owner on a local excavation company. The intoxicated defendant later crossed over the center line of the road and entered into the plaintiff's travel lane, resulting in a collision. This accident forced the plaintiff off of the road entirely, after being broad-sided by the defendant's large vehicle.
The InjuriesAs a result of the accident, the plaintiff suffered strains in the neck and lower back, recurring headaches, and tinnitus. The plaintiff was treated by a chiropractic physician for his neck and lower back strains and saw a neurologist to address his headaches and tinnitus.
The OutcomeThe lawsuit against the drunk driver was settled for $98,000 to cover the plaintiff's medical costs and account for property damage.