Civil Suits Filed in "Affluenza" Texas Drunk Driving Case
A civil suit has been filed in a Texas drunk driving case that has grabbed national headlines. The case received national recognition because a sixteen year-old from a wealthy family was acquitted of manslaughter charges after an expert testified about the boy's affluenza. Affluenza is a mental condition where rich children feel entitled and therefore are not responsible for their actions. This successful defense made many people scratch their heads. The criminal trial ended in an acquittal. However, many civil cases have been brought forth.
All in all nine people were injured when this wealthy sixteen year-old crashed a company pickup truck belonging to his father's business. The civil cases have sought damages from the sixteen year-old, his parents, and his parent's company who owned the truck. One suit against the defendants seeks $20 million.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC are experienced with motor vehicle accident claims and can help you or someone you know who has been in a motor vehicle accident. We have a track record of recovering millions of dollars due to car accidents and helping clients recover from their traumatic experience. 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 80 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your potential motor vehicle case.
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