Attorneys Shawn Howard and Karl Gwaltney obtained a $1.3 million settlement for the family of a Charlotte man killed by a drunk driver. The bulk of the settlement came from the bar that served the drunk driver, who also died in the crash.
The victim was transporting his elderly mother from Michigan when the crash occurred. She survived significant injuries, including bilateral ankle fractures. The drunk driver, whose blood alcohol concentration was .19, was traveling the wrong way on Interstate 77 near Statesville. The family did not initially pursue a lawsuit due to the degree of devastation the crash caused.
Our attorneys conducted a thorough investigation of the drunk driver, including her phone and credit card records. Ultimately, we identified the establishment that served her 7 drinks over 2 hours. The name of the victims, drunk driver and bar will remain confidential under the settlement.