Drunk Driver Stalls on Highway and Causes Accident

$213,279

Litigation Type - Drunk Driving Accidents

Client Injury - Back and Head Injuries

Our client was driving his vehicle northbound on I-35E near the eastbound ramp from Highway 36 in Maplewood, Minnesota when another vehicle came from the eastbound 36 ramp, spun out and stopped in the left lane in front of our client's vehicle. Our client struck that vehicle.  He got out of his vehicle and walked to the disabled vehicle to exchange insurance information. The driver of the vehicle that spun out was intoxicated. While they were talking in the vehicle, they were struck by another northbound vehicle. The intoxicated driver was arrested at the scene. Our client was taken by ambulance to the hospital and suffered permanent back and head injuries.

William Bongard resolved the claims against the involved drivers and the bar for over $200,000. He also successfully litigated and resolved claims against our client's own insurance company, which had failed to pay no-fault wage and medical benefits appropriately following a so-called "independent" medical exam.

Because the total insurance coverage of the other drivers did not fully compensate his client, Mr. Bongard successfully pursued underinsured motorist benefits from our client's own insurance carrier.


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William O. Bongard

“Helping people when they’ve been injured is gratifying work."


Phone: 612-333-9744

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