BLF Lawyers Secure Settlement for Family in Accident Caused by Drunk Driver
In June 2020, a man with a blood alcohol level of 0.162%—more than double the legal limit—caused a car accident by slamming his vehicle into the back of an innocent family’s car. An officer who arrived on the scene noted that the negligent driver smelled of alcohol and was swaying back and forth. The driver even admitted to the officer that he should not have been driving at the time.
Fortunately, the injured family contacted our experienced legal team to hold the negligent drunk driver accountable for causing the accident as well as protect future innocent drivers from experiencing similar or even fatal outcomes. The settlement secured by our personal injury attorneys will help the family heal by covering medical treatments, emotional damages, and other financial burdens that the family experienced from this accident.
Injuries the Family Suffered in the Wreck Caused by a Drunk Driver
All three family members, including a minor child, were injured in the accident caused by the drunk driver.
The father’s physical injuries resulted in the following:
- Chest wall pain
- Decreased range of motion throughout the spine
- A head injury
- Left shoulder pain and tightness
- Lower back spasm
- Lumbar spine sprain and strain
- Muscle tightness and spasms
The mother was treated for:
- A head injury
- Muscle spasms
- Right lateral rib pain
- Severe pain in her right forearm and lower back
- Shoulder popping
- Strain to the cervical and lumbar spine, and lumbar paraspinal soft tissue
Their young daughter experienced physical trauma that included:
- Acute sprain and strain to the cervicothoracic spine
- Back injury
- Left-sided thigh pain
- Midline tenderness to L2-L4 vertebrae
- Muscle strain
- Paraspinal muscle tenderness
- Sprain and strain to the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar paraspinal tissue
- Stiff neck, top of shoulders, and middle back
In addition to the physical injuries listed above, all three members of this Midland family experienced ongoing pain and had to undergo frequent physical therapy on top of their other medical treatments in an attempt to heal.
As you can imagine, being in a serious car accident caused by a drunk driver is very traumatic. All three family members also suffered emotionally. The young daughter has ongoing anxiety and jitters following this stressful experience.
How the Settlement Secured by Our Experienced Midland Car Wreck Attorneys Helped
When all members of a family, including a minor child, are hurt in a car wreck, it can be overwhelming financially and emotionally. In this case, each person underwent multiple medical treatments to address their specific injuries and pain management, which resulted in time away from work and school and costly medical bills. The family also had to cancel a vacation to California because their injuries from the wreck made it impossible to sit comfortably on a long flight or road trip. Our team fought to ensure that this family recovered all that they lost from this crash.
Thanks to the settlement secured by our legal team, this family was able to recoup expenses from this crash, find closure, and move forward with their lives.
Schedule a Free Consultation with The Button Law Firm After a Car Accident Involving a Drunk Driver
If you or your child is seriously injured in a car wreck involving a drunk driver, contact our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm. With offices in Midland, Dallas, and Houston, we will listen to you, assess the situation, and fight to hold negligent drivers accountable. We strive to make roadways and communities safer across the Lone Star State by advocating for our clients. Our attorneys at The Button Law Firm are recognized on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list, and we can help guide you after a serious auto accident. We work on contingency, meaning we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. Call us at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form below for a free consultation.