$1,700,000 Pre Suit Policy Limits Settlement Demand
Shiver Hamilton Campbell represented the family of a Cobb County high school graduate for this wrongful death, social host (dram shop) matter. In celebration of the Fourth of July holiday, our client and her friends visited several house parties where alcohol was served to and consumed by minors. At each home, the social host of these gatherings made alcoholic beverages available to at least one minor driver. Each home contributed to the minor driver’s overall level of impairment. These social hosts knew the minor driver arrived by vehicle, and would soon be leaving by vehicle, yet they served alcohol to the minor and failed to take away the minor’s keys or arrange for alternative transportation.
Our young client got into the vehicle with the intoxicated minor, and during their trip to their next destination, was thrown from the vehicle. She sustained catastrophic injuries, which resulted in a medically induced coma and her death a few weeks later.
After investigating the matter and reviewing the related criminal case, our firm was able to navigate the issues which included the comparative fault of our own client and achieve the maximum pre-suit result for the family we represented.