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Texas woman puts and end to drunk driving lawsuit

A woman has ended a lawsuit for an accident allegedly caused by a drunk driver. The plaintiff in the case obtained an order from Galveston County 405th District Court Judge non-suiting the defendant. A non-suit is a voluntary action taken by a plaintiff that releases one or more defendants from liability.

The lawsuit was filed in the fall of 2012, claiming that the defendant was driving intoxicated and rear-ended her car. The car accident happened at the intersection of FM 646 and Highway 3 in League City. The suit claims that the the woman was driving southbound on Highway 3. She came to a stop at the intersection and was planning on turning eastbound onto FM 646. The defendant drove up from behind and hit her car in the rear.

The suit went on to describe the defendant as seeming to be intoxicated. It is alleged that the she got into her vehicle and left the scene when she learned that police had been called and were on their way. The defendant formally denied all allegations. The complaint was amended shortly afterwards. The original lawsuit was seeking $1 million in damages.

While this case wrapped up innocently enough, and no-one was hurt, there are many situations in which a lawsuit is warranted. In car accidents where there are injuries or loss of life, a settlement can provide much-needed financial compensation to pay for medical bills or other accident-related costs. Anyone who has been injured in an accident might benefit from working with an attorney. An experienced personal injury attorney might assist injured persons and their families to prepare and file a lawsuit.

Source: Texas-opinions.com, "TEXAS NONSUIT RULE - Unilateral dropping of lawsuit possible."

Source: The Southeast Texas Record , "Dickinson woman non-suits drunk driver who rear-ended her", John Suayan, June 06, 2013

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