The largest personal injury award in Texas was handed down in December 2021. The jury award was over $301 billion in damages and exceeded the previous largest award ever given being $150 million in 2011.
Details of The Accident
It is known that every day, about 28 people die due to reckless drunk driving. This case was also no different.
In November 2017, Tamra Kay Kindred was driving her 16 year old granddaughter, Aujuni Tamay Anderson, home from her afternoon job when drunk driver Joshua Delbosque ran a red light and hit their car head-on. Both grandma and granddaughter died in the car crash along with the driver himself.
Cause of The Accident
It was confirmed by authorities later on that the driver Joshua Delbosque was intoxicated when he left work. Medical reports confirmed that Delbosque had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.263, while the intoxication limit in Texas is strictly 0.08 percent.
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) later discovered that the bar where Delbosque was drinking had an expired liquor license in September 2019.
Why Was The Jury Award So High?
The Kindred and Anderson family sued Beer Belly’s Sports Bar, the bar in question, for serving Delbosuqe a dangerous amount of alcohol.
The trial began in the week of December 6th, 2021, and resulted in the family being entitled to $301 billion, the largest personal injury award in the history of the United States.
Craig Sico, an attorney for the Kindred and Anderson family, insisted this was a symbolic win to pronounce the consequences of drunk driving and the selling of too much alcohol to visibly intoxicated people. This large amount of money also stands in solidarity with families that have been impacted by drunk driving.
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