Illinois Personal Injury Lawyer Files Suit Against Multiple Defendants in Drunk Driving Accident Severly Injuring Four Teenage Passangers
In August 2007 I posted an article about a new personal injury case wherein I was retained to represent several victims of a drunk driving car accident near Quincey Illinois. See Prior Entry Pertaining to this Illinois Drunk Driving (DUI) Car Accident and Injury
Recently, I (along with another Illinois personal injury attorney) filed a lawsuit against the intoxicated teenage drivers of two vehicles as well as the car dealership that loaned the vehicle to one of the drivers. The Illinois drunk driving car accident severely injured all of the passengers of one car that was in front of a large pick up truck. The drivers of the two vehicles were both intoxicated and were racing down a country highway when the lead car slammed on her brakes as she realized she just passed the entrance to a road that led to the party they were heading to.
Both drivers were issued citations for traffic violations and alcohol related charges; one driver plead guilty to DUI, thus locking up liability. All of the injured passengers were airlifted to hospitals for immediate treatment. Injuries range from debilitating traumatic brain and spine injuries creating an ongoing cognitive deficiencies for one passenger. He continues to have epileptic symptoms and memory problems (to name only a few of his injuries) to the extent that he is medically unable to drive and likely to be put on social security disability due to his permanent and totally debilitating brain injury resulting from the Illinois motor vehicle collision. The other passengers suffered injuries ranging from a fractured pelvis to severe injuries to their knees and spine injuries. All of the passengers suffered permanent injuries that they will have to live with for the rest of their lives. As an experienced Illinois personal injury lawyer, I have seen unfortunate cases like this before, however, unlike many cases, fortunately there is ample insurance coverage to compensate the Plaintiffs as the insurance for both drivers and the auto dealer will apply. As a Missouri and Illinois personal injury attorney I have seen individuals and families decimated by these types of serious injuries and to add insult to injury, the at fault party has minimum insurance coverage and no financial resources to justify pursuing the case beyond the insurance coverage.
The Illinois personal injury lawsuit was recently filed and a partially redacted copy (to protect the identity of my clients) is available here: Illinois personal injury lawsuit - drunk driver - Punitive damages - Negligent Entrustment by Auto Dealer