Montgomery County Executive Injured in Car Accident with Drunk Driver
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Mar 31, 2009 in Car Accidents
Montgomery County Executive, Ike Leggett's county owned vehicle was struck by a drunk driver in Montgomery County, Maryland in Burtonsville. He suffered personal injuries from this Maryland auto accident, and in a recent interview he admits that the recovery has been tough. He missed about 3 weeks of work, and has been on a lot of medications for pain for his back and neck injuries. Mr. Leggett injured his right wrist and hand in the car accident with the drunk driver and now wears a brace. The driver of the other vehicle apparently ran a red light and slammed into the passenger side of Mr. Leggett's SUV.
Since this crash, Mr. Leggett has made a push for tougher DUI laws in the State of Maryland. Unfortunately, in Maryland, punitive damages are not available even against drunk drivers. The Maryland legislature should consider changing this law. If someone drives a car while intoxicated or drunk in Maryland, then a jury should have the option of including punitive damages in the verdict against that person. If you are injured in a car accident by a drunk driver, our Maryland law firm can provide aggressive legal representation to you and your family. We will fight to obtain the maximum settlement from the insurance company and the at fault driver for your injuries.