Oct. 31, 2012
A settlement were reached this past Wednesday between the City of Indianapolis and two victims of an Indianapolis motorcycle accident caused by a Metro police officer who was under the influence of alcohol while on the job. Indy Star reports another settlement was reached between the city and the family of a third victim this past June.
The settlements stem from an Aug. 2010 accident on the city’s northeast side in which an intoxicated officer hit a group of motorcyclists. Two victims suffered serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, and another rider was killed. The injured pair filed the lawsuit in an effort to be compensated for physical injuries, medical expenses, attorney fees, lost earnings, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering and property damage.
One of the victims received $1.35 million in the settlement, while the other will get $975,000. This makes the most recent settlement the second largest accident settlement in the city’s history, next to the $1.55 million awarded to the family of the motorcyclist who was killed in the incident. The man responsible for causing the accident still faces numerous criminal charges in connection with the crash.
The Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyers with Stewart and Stewart Injury Lawyers understand how complex and confusing filing an accident injury claim can be. That is why the firm is here to answer any questions you may have regarding your legal rights after a crash.