Austin Car Accident Lawyers at The McMinn Law Firm Reach a $525,000 Settlement in a Car Crash Case Involving an Intoxicated Driver

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Austin personal injury law firm wins $525,000 for plaintiffs hurt in car accident.

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The McMinn Law Firm is proud to announce the recovery of $525,000 for their clients as compensation for injuries sustained in a car crash involving an allegedly intoxicated driver, according to the claim, GC 311259027.

In a car crash earlier this year the two plaintiffs were injured when the passenger’s side of their vehicle was hit, according to the claim, GC 311259027. The Plaintiffs were allegedly hit by the defendant in this case who was driving a vehicle owned by the defendant’s employer. The plaintiff that was driving lost control of the vehicle during the impact of the crash and sustained severe personal injuries. The second plaintiff seated in the passenger seat also suffered personal injuries from the accident.

The defendant's sobriety was allegedly assessed by a police officer immediately after the Austin Police Department arrived at the scene, according to the claim, GC 311259027. The defendant allegedly failed all the field sobriety tests, and using a breathalyzer his blood alcohol concentration was allegedly measured to be .161, which is more than twice the legal limit. The defendant was then allegedly arrested and detained in the Travis County Jail.

After attorney Jason McMinn, partner at the McMinn law firm, was hired by the victims. He immediately started gathering the necessary evidence to prove the defendant's allegedly negligent driving behavior was the cause of the accident. The convincing evidence that Attorney McMinn managed to put together clearly showed the defendant's alleged negligence, according to the claim, GC 311259027. “This car accident could've been avoided if it hadn't been for the defendant's reckless driving behavior,” according to Attorney McMinn.

Attorney McMinn then established evidence showing that the defendant was allegedly operating the vehicle involved in the accident on behalf of the defendant’s employer and thereby that company would be held liable for any damages caused by their employee, according to the claim, GC 311259027. The fact that the defendant had been allegedly convicted for driving while intoxicated in the past, showed that the company allegedly had been negligent in hiring, retaining, training and supervising the defendant as a driver/operator. “The defendant should never have been retained as a driver/operator given his history of driving while intoxicated”, says Attorney McMinn. “Life-altering injuries were sustained as a result of the employer's gross negligence.”

The thorough investigation and expert handling of the case led to a settlement of $525,000 for the victims, of which $400,000 was recovered for the plaintiff who was driving and $125,000 for the plaintiff in the passenger seat, according to the claim, GC 311259027. This money will help cover already incurred and future medical costs related to the accident.

The McMinn Law Firm has ample experience in handling personal injury cases. Attorney Jason McMinn is a vetted personal injury attorney who is passionate about getting people who have been seriously injured in an accident the compensation they deserve. His relentless efforts in this car crash case resulted in a favorable settlement for the victims, which will help put their lives back together.

About The McMinn Law Firm

The McMinn Law Firm is an Austin law firm that specializes in personal injury and criminal defense law. They are dedicated to helping personal injury victims receive the amount of compensation that they deserve and will relentlessly fight for their clients' rights in any case they take on.

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