Zewiski v. – Personal Injury: DUI Car Accident
What is the potential recovery of a case like this? Does the defendant’s incapacitated state render them liable for more damages? Does the fact that the driver’s car came from the dealership render the dealership liable?
Drunk driving opens up avenues to punitive damages for the Driver; insurance companies do not pay punitive damages, but a good lawyer will leverage the punitive damages claim to attain a settlement through the insurance company as they are not supposed to reject reasonable settlement offers.
Drunk driver had broken the neck of a passenger, and is claiming to have not been driving; our client was also seriously injured.