Bachus & Schanker, LLC Client Awarded $2.1 Million For Injuries Sustained in Accident Caused by Drunk Driver
Lisa was driving to work, headed south on Highway 85 during rush hour traffic, when a drunk driver, who was driving west on 136th Avenue at about 60 mph, ran a red light at the intersection of 136th Avenue and Highway 85, crashed into Lisa's car causing devastating injuries to Lisa.
At the time of the collision, Lisa, a 28-year-old mother, had just dropped her 16-month old daughter off at day care before going to her job as a cleaning person at her Church. Lisa's car hit a pole and rolled several times. Lisa suffered a compound fracture of the left ankle the right ankle, a broken leg above her left knee, a broken left arm, a broken elbow and internal injuries. Lisa was hospitalized for eight days at Denver Health and was transferred to Swedish Hospital, where she remained for another 16 days. Lisa was bedridden for over four months after this collision.
Prior to the collision, the at-fault driver, who had a history of drug and alcohol abuse, had been drinking at an all-night party after leaving her job as an exotic dancer.
Bachus & Schanker, LLC was forced to file a lawsuit on behalf of Lisa against the drunk driver in Adams County Colorado. At the trial, Lisa, her family and her doctors testified for two and a half days regarding the severity of her injuries, her ongoing rehabilitation, and the accident's impact on her ability to work in the future. As a result of the testimony at trial, on November 17, 2005, an Adams County Court awarded Lisa $2.1 million in compensation for injuries she sustained in the automobile accident caused by the drunk driver.