Drinking And Driving: A Case In Point
Don’t Drink and Drive. This concept has been ingrained in our society for many years. However, there are still too many drivers who do not respect this critically important law. Unfortunately, one Sarasota man decided to NOT follow the law and got behind the wheel after drinking eight beers and smoking marijuana. His decision to drive was costly for Jane Doe. She was on her way home on March 16, 2011, when her car was hit head-on by this drunk driver. She sustained serious orthopedic injuries requiring emergency surgery and a lengthy hospitalization. After being discharged, she had to undergo a long rehabilitation and recovery, which continues to this day.
Even with drunk driving charges pending, the Defendant and his insurance company steadfastly denied that he caused the accident. A lawsuit was filed against the driver, and after much litigation and claims for punitive damages being sought, the Defendant and his insurance company were forced to resolve the case for an undisclosed amount. Jane Doe was relieved that she now has the resources to pay for the health care she received for her injuries as well as her medical needs well into the future. If you or a loved one are the victim of a drunk driver, please call Wittmer & Linehan PLLC to review your case and fight for the compensation you deserve.