Drunken Driving Lawsuit Results in $3 Million Award

In Tennessee and all across the United States, many people unfortunately get behind the wheel of a vehicle after they have been drinking. Unfortunately, many times this careless action leads to someone being seriously injured or even dying. If you or someone you care about has been injured or affected by a drunken driving accident, then you should talk to a Tennessee personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

In this case, Charles, “C.J.” McAlhaney, 23, died after a drunken driving car accident in 2006. The defendant in this lawsuit pled guilty to three felony counts which related to McAlhaney’s death in 2010. The defendant received a nine year prison sentence, with three years suspended. This was one of the largest personal injury verdicts awarded in the state in 2011. The case was taken on a pro bono basis after a referral from the Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The judge awarded Robin Chaplin, McAlhaney’s mother, $3 million for the loss of an adult child.

Many cases just like this one happen too frequently all over the United States and even to the people and families in Tennessee. If you or someone you love has suffered from a serious personal injury or even death after a drunken driving accident, then we strongly recommend that you contact one of our knowledgeable and caring Tennessee personal injury attorneys right away. We care about our clients and will work with you to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering you or your family has been through. Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.

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