Woman Struck by DUI Driver Gets $10M Settlement
The defendants' insurer agreed to pay its policy limits; remaining is a debate over another $300,000 in uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage and a likely dram shot action against a bar that served the at-fault driver.
A woman with grave and permanent injuries after being hit a year ago by a DUI driver—who had run a red light and had already struck a pedestrian—has reached a nearly $10 million settlement with the insurer of the at-fault driver’s company.
Plaintiffs attorney Darl Champion said negotiations for another $300,000 in uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage continue, and he is now contemplating a dram shop action against the bar that allegedly provided the defendant driver’s booze.
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