After lengthy negotiations, Todd Henningsen recently resolved a claim on
behalf of a pedestrian who had been struck by a drunk driver. The family
of the victim contacted Mr. Henningsen just shortly after the incident
occurred. Initially, the family thought that it was a situation that they
could handle on their own, but after hearing about Mr. Henningsen's
success in claims against drunk drivers, they contacted the firm for a
free consultation. Mr. Henningsen met with the family and realized that
the insurance company for the drunk driver was trying to place blame on the
pedestrian by arguing that he was crossing the street in an area where there was
Upon undertaking the representation, the firm immediately went to work
in investigating the claim. A thorough background investigation in to
the driving history of the drunk driver revealed that this was not the
first time that the driver had gotten behind the wheel while drinking.
In addition, Mr. Henningsen went to the scene of the accident and documented
the fact that there was no fault on the part of the pedestrian as this
was the only safe area to cross the street.
Once the client had completed his medical treatment, Mr. Henningsen immediately
submitted the personal injury claim for review by the insurance company.
The insurance company's initial offer was only $40,000.00. After consulting
with the family, a decision was made to file a personal injury lawsuit
against the drunk driver. After completing discovery, Mr. Henningsen was
able to convince the insurance defense attorney to make an offer of $95,000.00
to resolve the entire personal injury claim and ultimately hold the drunk
driver accountable for his actions.
Claims against drunk drivers usually present a variety of complicated legal
scenarios that are best handled by an experienced personal injury attorney
in Atlanta, Georgia. If you or someone you know has been a victim of a
drunk driver, please contact our office immediately to put our resources
to work for you. We are aggressive in our pursuit of
car accident claims against drunk drivers and work hard to ensure that you and your family receive maximum compensation
for your injuries caused by an auto accident.