Cherry And Irwin Get A Hefty Verdict In A Drunk Driver AccidentRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Mar 08 2019 8:15 PM
DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A local trial involving a DUI car accident ended with the jury returning a $200,000 verdict for the plaintiffs — a family that was hit by a person driving under the influence.
"This guy was under the influence of alcohol and marijuana and put everybody at risk and ultimately injured my clients with his reckless conduct," said Cherry & Irwin associate attorney Cal Whaley.
After a two hour-long deliberation, the jury found in favor with the plaintiffs — something Whaley says accomplished two different goals.
"It's designed to punish the defendant for the conduct on display and to send a message to deter that kind of conduct from happening with others," Whaley said.
During the trial, the Dothan Police Department provided expert testimony about the impact of drunk driving in Dothan.