Drunk Driver Strikes Motorcyclist ($238,500)
A 33 year old man was injured when he was struck by a truck while on his motorcycle. He suffered severe injuries to his leg, requiring multiple surgeries, including considerable reconstruction procedures to his bones, arteries, muscles and skin.
The driver of the truck was intoxicated, and had been drinking at two bars which allegedly served him illegally, causing him to drive erratically and cause this collision. A second driver was also implicated.
Attorney Denise Fullerton was able to secure the full policy limits from both drivers, as well as additional funds from one of the drivers, and funds from both bars. The available proceeds were unfortunately limited by the current status of the Joint & Several laws in Minnesota. The total settlement was $238,500, none of which had to be repaid to the private health insurers who had covered most of his medical expenses.