A yet-to-be identified man from Bryan, Texas has received a $250,000 settlement following an auto wreck caused by a drunk driver. A police report details that the wreck occurred when the driver of the other car was evading police at well over 100 mph. At one point during the chase, the vehicle swerved onto the oncoming lane and struck the victim’s car. The wreck was so severe that the driver was killed and the victim was left with serious injuries. Afterward, it was discovered that the driver’s blood alcohol content was over twice the legal limit.
Kathryn Knotts, who is representing the man injured in the accident, has stated that his client has suffered both financial and emotional burdens resulting from the incident. He was awarded a quarter of a million dollars for his ordeal. Following the payment of medical bills and attorney fees, the man was left with just over $130,000.
According to dui-usa.org, over 1,200 drunk driving-related accidents occur each year which results in the death of at least one person. Nearly 1,500 accidents result when the drunk driver has a blood alcohol content of at least 0.08 percent.
Have you been injured due to the fault of a drunk driver? Seek the damages you deserve by contacting a McAllen personal injury attorney from the law office of the J. Gonzalez Injury Attorneys at 956.630.6700.