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Christol's Story — Punitive Damages- Intoxication- Wrongful Death

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Care + Responsibility

Broussard + Williamson obtained a judgement of over $5 million for a young child who lost her father.

One night after work, the child’s father was walking to a nearby store with his cousin. A truck driving the opposite direction swerved into their lane and headed right toward them. Our client’s father heroically shoved his cousin out of harm’s way before being hit by the truck.  The Defendant, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, had lost control of his truck and had no clear memory of the crash.

Aaron Broussard, partner at Broussard + Williamson, handled the case. Aaron has vast experience handling punitive damage claims. He has obtained verdicts and settlements of over 30 million in punitive damage cases in the last 5 years alone.

In this case, Aaron proved the Defendant’s intoxication and reckless conduct caused the death of a hard-working, responsible father. Because we proved intoxication played a part in the crash, the Court was able to assess punitive damages to punish the driver for endangering the public by driving intoxicated.

Safety Facts- 10,874- DEATHS FROM DRUNK-DRIVING CRASHES IN 2017

29% of MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC FATALITIES were CAUSED BY DRUNK DRIVING IN 2017

According to a NHTSA study done in 2017, Drunk Driving claims over 10,000 lives per year.Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes accounting for over $44 billion in damages.

Family + Caring

“We did what we could for this family, but nothing can ever bring this man back, nothing can replace the loss of a father."

Aaron Broussard

Lead Trial Lawyer

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