It’s our worst nightmare – a sudden head on collision injuring our loved ones. When a drunk driver struck his clients head on – personal injury attorney Mike Bottaro fought to achieve justice.
Drunk Driver Head on Car Crash
One evening, our clients, a married couple, were driving home on Douglas Avenue in North Providence. Suddenly, another car from the opposite lane crossed the center line and slammed into our clients’ car. At the scene of the car accident, police investigated the crash and arrested the defendant for a DWI and lane violations.
Emergency ambulances transported our clients to Rhode Island Hospital to be immediately treated. The wife had multiple injuries, with severe pain including chest and back pain that would worsen with deep breaths. Doctors diagnosed her with a sternal fracture with hematoma and hospitalized overnight for observation. Her injuries required physical therapy for ten weeks and restrictions from work for over two months. The husband suffered a left eye laceration, chest pain, neck pain, lower back pain, and abdominal tenderness also requiring follow-up physical therapy and medical treatment.
Investigating The Personal Injury Case
When our clients contacted the Bottaro Law Firm, LLC, we immediately met with them and began gathering important evidence such as a freedom of information request to the police for complete records. Attorney Mike Bottaro personally met with this family and handled the case from start to finish, striving to provide help with forms, insurance company calls, property damage relating to the car, and other advice.
The Personal Injury Claims and Settlement
Our personal injury firm stays on top of the cutting edge best practices in handling Rhode Island car accidents with various types of injuries. In this case, damages from this accident included lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical expenses. Additionally, because of the aggravating intentional DUI conduct, we argued for additional compensation.
Attorney Mike Bottaro secured a settlement that brought closure to this couple recovering $129,000.00 altogether.
We Are Here To Help
If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, call us today for your free consultation. Remember that delay can harm your case. Our experienced legal team is ready to fight for you and prosecute your case to the fullest extent possible. Contact us now at 401-777-7777.