Construction Company liable for drunk driver who drove off bridge leading to quadraplegia of passenger
Trial Attorney: Mark McNabola
Verdict Amount: $4.8 million
The plaintiff, a front seat passenger, suffered multiple fractures and spinal cord injuries resulting in quadriplegia when the car she was riding in traveled through a construction zone and off the end of the roadway where the bridge had been removed, plunging into the construction pit, 25-40 feet below. The defendant construction company failed to install concrete barriers and certain barricades were not in place. The defendant driver (the plaintiff’s cousin) had a blood alcohol content of 0.179.
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