A disturbing case that occurred over 3 years ago is finally over. Back in 2016, here in San Antonio, a drunk driver hit a 23-year-old man on Southwest Military Drive. Unfortunately, crashes involving drunk drivers happen all the time. However, this case was especially horrendous. The drunk driver was not only speeding, going 78 mph in a 40mph zone, but she had her children in the car with her. It’s a miracle that no one was killed because of this accident. However, the victim didn’t walk away without a scratch. He needed surgery to fix his broken jaw, and to repair his spleen. This was far from the only suffering he went through. His past and future medical expenses are expected to be around $2 million.
After the jury deliberated for only 3 hours, they came back with their verdict. The final judgment was over $60 million. Hopefully, this will serve as a reminder to drunk drivers. Driving drunk will cost you, and you will be held accountable. Especially if you are putting your own kids and everyone else on the road at risk.
Hit by a Drunk Driver?
Getting hit by a drunk driver can be scary. After seeking medical attention, you need an attorney that can help you get the compensation you deserve. Villarreal & Begum have experience fighting for the victims of drunk drivers. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, call the Texas Law Guns at our office or contact us online. We are here day and night to help you. Remember, the consultation is always free, and we fight to hold those responsible, accountable.