One Million from Drunk Driver
John Doe was a 70-year-old army veteran living out his golden years with his wife Jane. He was returning to his home in Gainesville after a family reunion and church service in Atlanta when a drunk salesman spun out of control and smashed into Mr. Doe's van.
Mr. Doe suffered fractures to his hip, back and wrist and incurred almost $100,000 in medical bills. Even after surgery and rehabilitation Mr. Doe still walks with a cane. Although a hardened veteran of two wars, Mr. Doe wanted to avoid the stress of trial and agreed to settle for $1,000,000 when the defense finally offered it two weeks before trial.