Atlanta Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Posted on Jan 21, 2010

A head-on accident with an alcohol-impaired driver caused serious injury to plaintiff driver.  A Bibb County State court jury returned a verdict of $175,000 in 40 minutes on 12/10/2008.  Defendant crossed the center line and struck plaintiff's vehicle head-on.  Defendant was driving under the influence of alcohol.  Plaintiff sustained a fractured patella in the accident, which required emergency orthopedic surgery and three months of physical therapy.  Plaintiff claimed residual knee weakness and an inability to run as she did before the injury.  Plaintiff sought Defendant's policy limits of $100,000, plus underinsured benefits from her carrier.  Plaintiff sought medicals of $27,021, as well as damages for pain and suffering.