Laguna Niguel driver struck by an impaired driver receives a settlement in the amount of $235,000.00
Attorneys Samer Habbas and Corbin Moore of the Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates obtained a recovery in the amount of $235,000.00 for an injured victim struck head-on on Crown Valley Parkway in Laguna Niguel, CA. Our client was stopped for a red signal when the defendant driving under the influence crossed across into the opposite lanes of traffic and struck our client. Police investigated the accident and found evidence that the driver had been under the influence of a narcotic.
Our client was fortunate to survive this horrific crash but sustained fractures to her knee and arm. The policy limits for the defendant were not sufficient to cover the value of our client’s losses. Attorneys Habbas and Moore pursued a theory of negligent entrustment against the owners of the vehicle who were different than the driver. As a result our aggressive representation, we were able to convince the defendants to make direct payment above their policy limits to settle the matter.
It is important to remember that driving after drinking alcohol is not the only way that your ability to drive a vehicle may be impaired. Here, the Defendant was using prescribed narcotics. Different type of medications have the ability to make you unfit to safely operate a motor vehicle. To avoid accidents like this and their life altering consequences, one must strictly follow medication instructions and not attempt to operate a vehicle or heavy machinery while intoxicated.
If you or a loved one have been struck by a person driving under the influence, please contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates. It is important to immediately retain counsel so all evidence is collected and preserved. Furthermore, an experience attorney will assure that you are pursuing all avenues of recovery against all defendants for your pain and suffering andy may obtain you punitive damages.