$520,000 recovery in drunk driving injury case

Our client suffered severe abdominal injuries requiring surgery when the vehicle in which she was a passenger was struck by a drunk driver. The drunk driver was prosecuted under the D.U.I. statute and had recently been involved in numerous wrecks. The drunk driver’s liability insurer paid its policy limit of $120,000. The client’s underinsured motorist carrier paid its policy limit of $400,000 prior to trial.