Our Grand Rapids car accident lawyers recently filed a drunk driver lawsuit in the Kent County Circuit Court. The lawsuit arises out of a collision that took place on Bryon Center Ave. S.W. Our client was driving northbound on Bryon Center Ave. when he was struck head-on by an intoxicated driver that crossed the center line of the roadway.
As a result of the drunk driver crash, our client was immediately taken to Spectrum Hospital where he was diagnosed with multiple injuries, including a compression fracture of his lumbar disc at the L-2 level. His is currently in rehabilitation for his injuries and is unable to return to his place of employment at this time.
In addition, the victim’s vehicle was severely damages and determined to be a total loss.
Our Grand Rapids car accident lawyers were contacted by the victim and his family and are currently investigating the claim. The lawsuit filed seeks damages for the pain and suffering and disability. We filed the claim against the drunk driver and the owner of the vehicle that was involved in the crash. No trial date has been set by the court.
Drunk driving crashes tend to be some of the most deadly car accidents in the U.S., killing approximately 1 person every 48 minutes. In fact in 2010, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving collision, accounting for nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths. If you are driving and you suspect that someone is driving under the influence, our Grand Rapids car accident attorneys recommend calling the police immediately. Some of the most common signs of drunk driving include abruptly speeding up or slowing down, stopping without a reason, drifting in and out of lanes, and driving with headlights off.
If you or someone you care about is involved in a Grand Rapids accident with an intoxicated driver, it is important that you contact a lawyer immediately to learn your rights. With the laws changing frequently in matters related to drunk driving, having an attorney on your side who stays up to date with evolving law and has significant experience in these types of cases can only benefit you and your family. Call our award winning law firm today at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case with one of our Grand Rapids car accident lawyers. We will explain your legal rights, explain the current laws that pertain to your crash, and start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statement to prove and win your claim. Call now for your Free, No Obligation Case Review!