Permanent paralysis. Wife and mother paralyzed when drunk driver rear-ended her car at a stoplight. The drunk driver had left a bar intoxicated. Settled for bar’s policy limits.
Catastrophic brain injury. 23-year-old college student struck by an intoxicated off-duty police officer while crossing a Nashville street. The college student experienced life-threatening injuries including permanent brain injuries. The bar where the off-duty officer had been drinking was less than a mile from the scene of the incident. Confidential settlement.
Brain injury. 22-year-old man stopped at a light in his Jeep was struck from the rear by a drunk driver, causing the Jeep to flip over, resulting in brain injuries to the driver. Intoxicated driver had a blood alcohol level in excess of .20% and had been drinking earlier that evening at a bar/restaurant. Discovery revealed that the driver had four previous DUIs and had numerous drinks that evening. Confidential settlement.
Catastrophic Injury. Trial against bar for overserving patron who, after leaving the bar, seriously injured client while driving under the influence of alcohol. Judgment in excess of $1 million.
Wrongful death. Early one morning, electrician at an automobile manufacturing facility was returning home from work and driving on a two-lane road when his automobile was hit head on by a drunk driver. Investigation showed that he had consumed numerous drinks at a bar/nightclub the previous evening in Nashville. After filing suit and conducting extensive discovery, case settled for significant amount.
Catastrophic brain injury. Nashville convenience store unlawfully sold beer to two teenagers. One of the teenagers consumed the beer and was involved in a one-vehicle wreck that caused catastrophic brain injury to his passenger. Suit was filed against the convenience store. Confidential multimillion-dollar settlement reached whereby the convenience store’s liability insurer paid insurance policy limits and the convenience store contributed the same amount to the settlement.