Settlement Reached in Athens Drunk Driving Car Accident

Huntsville car accident lawyer Morris Lilienthal represented our clients who were involved in a March 2010 car wreck. Our clients, a mother and her two young children, were proceeding through the intersection of US 72 and Interstate 65 in Athens, Alabama, at approximately 3:40 pm, when a drunk driver ran a red light and struck our client’s vehicle. A detailed investigation of the automobile accident revealed that a witness to the wreck stopped the intoxicated driver from fleeing the scene before he was arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Our clients suffered severe neck and back injuries that required consistent medical treatment and physical therapy. We are pleased to announce that we have reached a full and final settlement with the other driver and our client’s uninsured (underinsured) motorist carrier.

This case is a sad reminder of the dangers of drinking and driving. In 2009, there were 6,671 automobile crashes in Alabama involving a driver who was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Out of those wrecks, 290 people were killed in alcohol and drug related crashes in Alabama in 2009. For more information on this topic, please visit our DUI car accident page.