Bibb County DUI Injury

Posted on Oct 27, 2009

A Bibb County jury returned a verdict for $175,000 against a drunk driver involved in a head on car crash on December 10, 2008. Plaintiff sustained a fractured patella which required emergency orthopedic treatment, orthopedic surgery and physical therapy.  She sought past medical expenses of $27,021, as well as damages for pain and suffering for the residual knee weakness and her inability to run as she did before the injury.  At trial, it was proved that the defendant was driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) when he crossed the center line of the road. Plaintiff was a 27-year old married female working as an office manager at the time.  She sought defendant's policy limits of $100,000 plus her own underinsured benefits (UIM) from Progressive Max Insurance Company.