Helping Victims of DUI Car Crashes When Lawsuits Take Time to SettleOctober 8, 2015
“Bethany” (not a real person) and her two fellow nurses had worked the swing schedule together at the hospital ER for almost three years: 12-hour shifts, three days one week, four days the next. Most of the time, they carpooled, not only to save gas money but also so they didn’t have to make the nighttime walk to the parking garage alone. On the last night of one of the four-day shifts, the three friends decided to stop for a nightcap before heading home for the night. It had been a rough day in the ER, and they all needed a drink.
They didn’t count on running into Logan Daniels. “Logan” (not a real person) was a sophomore at the private university in the next town. He’d never been more than an average student, but his father’s alumni status helped gain him admission to the well-known school. He remained more interested in partying than studying, and he had his father’s old 2008 Range Rover to assist his cause.
He also had a pretty good fake ID, which is how he got into two bars that night. The bouncers at the door were fooled by his bogus credentials and let him in. Despite a state law that required the bartenders to also verify ID before serving drinks at the “point of sale,” Logan was served. By the time he left the second bar, he was loaded.
When Logan encountered Bethany and her colleagues, he was driving to his next bar; the nurses were on their way home. Had they met on the sidewalk, they might never have noticed each other. Unfortunately, they met in the northbound lanes of the highway – and Logan was driving south.
Doctors and accident investigators believe Bethany’s colleagues were killed instantly. Bethany lived, but is unlikely to walk again and has trouble speaking or maintaining her concentration. Her nursing career and life as she knew it are over.
Logan not only survived, but has an all-star defense team paid for by his family. That’s why, more than a year after the accident, Bethany has yet to receive a dime from him. The bars that improperly served Logan also are fighting tooth and nail to avoid responsibility.
Bethany, meanwhile, now undergoes rigorous physical and occupational therapy but has run out of health insurance. Her life savings is gone. And the bills keep mounting. On the advice of her attorney, she contacted USClaims. We were able to approve Bethany’s settlement right away. Now her family is better able to provide for her care, and her attorney is no longer pressured into accepting a quick, premature settlement at the negotiation table.
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