Jury Awards $60 Million in Drunk Driving Accident Case

In 2003, a Collier county teenager and her boyfriend left in their car after being served drinks at a sports bar.  On the ride home, the boyfriend nodded off, causing the car accident that would leave the teenage girl paralyzed and now a resident in an assisted living facility.  Although the accident was more than a decade ago, the case was finally resolved by a jury verdict against the sports bar and other defendants for $60 million.  While that full amount is not likely to be collected, it does serve as a stern reminder to bar owners: do not serve alcohol to minors and do not serve alcohol to individuals who are already intoxicated.  Read the full story here.

Thorpe & Thorpe, P.A. reminds you to never drink and drive.