A Quincy, Illinois woman has spent the last two decades speaking out against drunk driving. Unfortunately, she began speaking on the subject because she is a victim of an accident caused by a drunk driver. During the winter of 1991, the woman and her teenage son were traveling east on U.S. 24 when they were met head-on by a drunk driver. Her son received only minor injuries, but the woman was pinned in the vehicle and had to be cut out with the Jaws of Life. She spent the next several weeks in the hospital even being on life support during part of her stay.
The accident has left her as a quadriplegic, but she refuses to sit and let life pass her by. She has several hobbies including sewing and gardening, but believes she is making a difference by discouraging drivers from drinking and driving. Shortly after her accident, the Adam County Mother's Against Drunk Driving contacted her to be a spokeswoman and she later began speaking on Victims Impact Panels to those convicted of DUI.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are experienced with drunk driving claims, and can help you or someone you know who has been injured or killed in a drunk driving accident. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. We have over 95 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your drunk driving accident case.
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