Updated on: 6/5/2018
An auto accident which caused the death of a father of two and left his passenger with a permanent brain injury recently settled for $3.4 million dollars. The vehicle that caused the accident was driven by an impaired (drugs) driver who was involved in a police chase. The driver of the vehicle was a convicted felon. The lawsuit alleged that the DOC failed to adequately monitor and supervise a dangerous felon under the State’s community supervision. That felon ultimately caused a high speed car crash that killed one person and severely injured another. The DOC agreed to the $3.4 million dollar settlement on the first day of trial, and just before the attorneys were to begin jury selection.