California Women Awarded $1.2 Million in DUI Civil Lawsuit
Two CA women receive settlement after being hit by drunk driver
Two women, who suffered permanent injuries after an automobile accident with an assistant district attorney in Los Angeles who was driving drunk, agreed to a $1.2 million settlement in a civil lawsuit against the woman. The two women had already been awarded more than $1 million in compensatory damages by a jury.
The assistant DA had a BAC of .26, more than three times the legal limit, and admitted that she knew she was drunk. She decided to drive anyway in hopes that she would get home without getting caught. In the April 2010 accident, she rear-ended the two women near Long Beach, CA resulting in one woman suffering back injuries, facial scars and lost teeth, and the other suffering from back injuries.
The women had sought $2 million, but agreed to the settlement to avoid a second trial and to get immediate payment.
If you have been seriously injured or a loved one killed in a vehicle accident that was caused by a drunk driver, you may be able to recover damages that include medical costs, property loss, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Please call Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys at 855-866-5529 for a free assessment of your case or use our Free Online Accident Case Evaluation.
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