Injury Type: Traumatic Brain Injury

Accident Type:
Drunk Driving Accident/Dram Shop Case

Year: 2019

Case Overview

This case involved a high-speed impact by a drunk driver to the rear of the vehicle our client was a passenger in. The bar that served the drunk driver was sued in addition to the drunk driver as well as the driver of the host vehicle.

Throughout three years of litigation, TonaLaw was able to conclusively establish fault against the drunk driver and the bar that overserved them while they were visibly intoxicated.

Victim suffered:

  • Major traumatic head injury with coma – GSC Coma Scale rating of 3
  • Bilateral brain bleed within the brain parenchyma
  • Severe Intracranial injury
  • Atelectasis (Collapse of the bilateral lower lobe airspace – lungs)
  • Permanent Mobility/ambulation Deficits
  • Permanent Cognitive Deficits
  • Permanent Short Term Memory Impairments
  • Permanent Right Lower Extremity Deficits
  • Permanent Right Upper Extremity Deficits
  • Inability To Learn New Verbal Material
  • Attention Skills Assessed At The Lowest Measurable Level
  • Permanent Reduction Of Fine Motor Coordination In Right Dominant Hand

How did TonaLaw help?

Tona Law litigated this matter for almost three years, retaining multiple experts to prove the case including a toxicologist, an accident reconstruction expert, a neuropsychologist, and others. On the eve of trial, the Defendants requested a pre-trial mediation. After an exhaustive two months of mediation, and protracted negotiations the matter was settled.

Verdict/Settlement Amount: $1,310,000

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16:25 11 May 22
From start to finish I was informed every step of the way of the status and updates of my case… the time and steps taken to resolve my case in the best possible outcome was just one of the many great things Tonalaw provided. Personal care and commitment is top notch. Thank you !!
Louis B.Louis B.
15:27 08 Apr 22
Over the last few years Tona Law has guided me through the process with clear communication throughout. They are truly a client advocate and will do everything in the best interest of the client. Cannot thank them enough for all their work done for me.
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19:49 26 Mar 22
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23:41 24 Mar 22
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15:29 13 Aug 21
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03:24 09 Aug 21
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