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$708,301 Total Recovery For Drunk Driving Accident

Travis Kirkland and his friend were on their way home after celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at a local bar. While stopped at a light, his friend’s truck was struck from behind by a minor driver. After the crash, both Travis and the driver exited the vehicle to assess the damage. At that time, the minor driver restarted his vehicle, drove onto the side walk and struck Travis Kirkland throwing him in the air and severely injuring him. The minor driver was caught a few blocks away and was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident as well as for drunk driving. Travis was transported via Bayflight and then endured months of surgeries and rehab on his knee, eventually requiring a total knee replacement. An offer was sent to the UM carrier of the vehicle that Travis was in as well as to the owner of the defendant’s vehicle. Our office secured settlements from the UM as well as from the owner of the vehicle for the initial crash. The liability insurance company denied our clients offer to settle and suit was filed. After several years of litigation, our office took this case to trial and judge and jury returned a verdict of $578,301. Auto Negligence/Punitive Damages; Injuries: closed head injury, leg injuries requiring multiple surgeries and total knee replacement, low back injury and continual neck pain; Damages: Loss of earning capacity, past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, punitive damages. DANIEL TRAVIS KIRKLAND v. SEXTON & FEATHERSTON.

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