All too often, people have a few drinks, and then a few more, before getting into their cars to head home. Driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal and may lead to serious criminal charges. Not only are you putting yourself at risk, but if you drive after you have been drinking alcohol, you also are putting other drivers, passengers and pedestrians at risk.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a drunk driving car accident, please call our law office today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may be able to receive money damages from those who are responsible for your injuries. Our automobile accident and drunk driving law specialists are waiting to hear from you about your claim. You do not have to go it alone at a time like this; let us help you recover money damages to make your life a little easier. Your needs are our top priority!
Dwight Grant was the back seat passenger in a car being driven in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The car was stopped at a raised drawbridge. At that time, Matthew Lyons, who was driving another car, flew into the back of the car in which Mr. Grant was seated. It was later found that Mr. Lyons had a blood alcohol content of .21.
Mr. Grant suffered extreme injuries in the crash. He sustained frontal lobe brain damage, as well as skull and facial fractures. Mr. Grant had to have extensive surgeries in order to repair his fractures, and spent two weeks in the hospital. Because of his head injuries, he developed a seizure disorder. He is now unable to work because of his uncontrolled seizures.
The defendant in the ensuing lawsuit claimed that Mr. Grant would be able to work if he took his anti-seizure medication and had returned to his doctors for his follow-up appointments. However, the damage to Mr. Grant’s frontal lobe resulted in forgetfulness. If Mr. Grant forgot to take his medication, he argued that it was only because of the injuries Mr. Lyons had caused.
The trial lasted 5 days. A jury found that Mr. Grant was unable to return to work, and awarded him $2.7 million for past and future lost wages, $6.7 million for past and future medical care, and $6 million for past and future pain and suffering. All together, Mr. Grant was awarded $15.4 million for his injuries sustained in the drunk driving accident.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a drunk driving car or other motor vehicle accident, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. The money you acquire may go towards your medical bills, your pain and suffering, and your lost income from a job you are no longer able to work at. Please call our law office today at 617-787-3700 to speak with our expert drunk driving accident law specialists about your claim.