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Drunk Driver's Attorney Failed in His Attempt to Exclude Victim's Witness At Trial

A Virginia judge allowed a drunk driving victim's expert to testify at trial. The drunk driving defendant's attorney tried to exclude the plaintiff's expert's testimony. The expert used alcohol-absorption calculations that were most favorable to the drunk driver to try to show that even with the inferences slanted toward the drunk driver, the drunk driver still was drunk enough to be punished. The lawyer, paid by the drunk driver's insurance company, did not want this testimony in evidence. He asked the judge to strike this evidence, but the judge refused.

The attorney, paid by the drunk driver's insurance company, also sought to strike any claims against the drunk driver for civil punishment for his reckless behavior. The victim prevailed on this motion as well, and is entitled to seek a monetary punishment against the drunk driver in addition to compensation for the victim's losses and pain.

If you have been the victim of a drunk driver, the personal injury lawyers at Kalfus & Nachman can help you get the money damages you deserve. In many cases, you may be entitled to punitive damages. Call Kalfus & Nachman now to learn your legal rights.


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