In a distressing case, two brothers went out for the night, and reportedly had several drinks. One of the brothers at some point got behind the wheel of his Pontiac Grand Am, with his brother in the passenger seat. The driver may have been intoxicated.
Shortly after the two brothers headed home, the 32-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle and hit a tree. The force of the collision resulted in the car flipping over and landing on its roof. In the process, the 37-year-old passenger, the driver’s brother, sustained serious internal injuries. He was taken to hospital and hooked up to life support.
The brother who was driving at the time of the accident was not seriously hurt; he was later charged with intoxication assault at the scene of the crash. When his brother died two weeks later, the charge was upgraded to intoxication manslaughter.
If you have been involved in an accident with a drunk driver, and sustained serious injuries, you are most likely entitled to compensation. Don’t let an insurance company try to tell you otherwise. Their main goal is to have you settle cheaply and fast. Speak to an experienced injury lawyer and get the facts.