$140,000 for Husband & Wife Struck by Drunk Driver in Fairfax
Defendant was returning home from a Redskins game on the Dulles Toll Road when he struck the rear of our clients’ vehicle at a high rate of speed. Our clients’ vehicle was propelled off the road and rolled over, totalling the car.
When the Virginia State Police arrived at the scene, the Defendant was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Refusal. The Defendant was also injured in the accident and was transported to INOVA Fairfax Hospital.
Both of our clients felt pain immediately and the husband was airlifted to INOVA Fairfax Hospital. He suffered a corneal abrasion and pain to his neck and back. His wife suffered pain to her neck and back. Both sought follow up treatment from a chiropractor and were extremely fortunate to be able to make a full recovery within a few months.
The Defendant was not convicted for DWI or refusal in traffic court because of a procedural problem with his arrest. During his deposition, the Defendant claimed that he only had two beers at the Redskins game prior to driving home. Fortunately, the emergency room records were subpoenaed which showed a blood alcohol content of 0.21.
This case was written up in Virginia Lawyers Weekly.