In Tennessee and all over the United States when someone is driving under the influence and they injury someone else they should be accountable for their actions, no matter who that person is. If you or someone you care about has been injured in an accident caused by someone driving under the influence, then you should speak with a Tennessee personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. They will hear your case and work with you to make sure you get the compensation you need for the injuries you have suffered.
In this case, a civil lawsuit was filed on behalf of Fernando Tellez who was permanently disabled and has to have several surgeries and medical procedures after Barron Hilton’s Paris Hilton’s little brother hit Tellez with his Mercedes-Benz when Hilton pulled into a Pacific Coast Highway gas station. Hilton was taken into custody for his DUI after his blood alcohol level was found to be 0.14 well above the legal limit. Witnesses to his driving also claim that he was driving the wrong way down the highway for miles before hitting Tellez.
Barron Hilton was told to pay Tellez $4.9 million to the gas station he hit with his car in 2008. The civil lawsuit award covers pain and suffering, medical expenses, and loss of earnings. Hilton also must pay $225,000 in punitive damages and $71,000 in interest.
Cases similar to this one happen all too often all across the country and even here to Tennessee residents. If you or someone you care about has been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s carelessness or driving while under the influence, then we encourage you to contact one of our caring and knowledgeable Tennessee personal injury attorneys immediately. We care about our clients and will work with you to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for what you have been through.
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