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Riding With A Drunk Can Be Costly

Riding With A Drunk Can Be Costly

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 26-Jun-2013

A young Fresno man thought he was accepting a ride with an acquaintance who was not drunk. He fell asleep during the trip and awoke to find himself trapped in an upside down car at the bottom of a ravine. He was kept overnight at the hospital and told he had suffered a head injury. When he got out of the hospital, he realized he knew nothing about this acquaintance other than that he was arrested for drunk driving. He also did not know whether the driver even had sufficient insurance to cover what turned out to be a huge hospital bill. This injured Fresno man hired The Dunnion Law Firm to handle his case while he recuperated, and mostly, to take away his worries about all the unknowns in his case. When the client was healed from his injuries and ready to settle, The Dunnion Law Firm went to work maximizing the settlement value of his claim against this drunk driver. That driver’s arrest record and conviction, along with the driver’s prior criminal background were used against him during negotiations. Every argument that could benefit the client was presented. In the end, after having a lawsuit filed against their driver, and despite their skepticism about an "untreated head injury" which had quickly improved, the driver’s insurance company offered $69,000.00 to settle this case. This was a wise move as they could avoid having to put their despicable drunk driver on the stand. The Dunnion Law Firm will go to the mat against insurance companies, especially those who insure drivers who are a danger on the roads.

Categories: Auto Accident