Commercial Vehicle Wreck- Drunk Driver-Negligence-Personal Injury
We successfully negotiated a $1,100,000.00 settlement for our clients who were rear ended by a drunk driver operating a company vehicle. The driver had previous convictions for DWI in 1985 and 2010. His employer never disciplined him, including never suspending his driving privileges, prior to our crash. The driver, Teodoro Ortega, lied to the Tyler police officers who investigated the crash and told them he had consumed 1 beer while driving. His BAC was tested and revealed a .176, which is more than 2 times the legal limit. One of our clients was required to undergo a 3 level fusion in his neck. Our other client was advised she needed surgery but had not undergone surgery at the time the case was resolved at mediation. After payment of attorneys’ fees ($360,000.00), expenses ($14,364.73) and paying back his medical providers ($107,044.22), one of our clients received $410,686.05. Our other client received $94,328.02 after payment of attorneys’ fees ($80,000.00), expenses ($14,364.73) and paying back her medical providers ($11,307.25).