The National Commission Against Drunk Driving reports that each year, approximately 250,000 people are injured and over 10,000 people are killed by individuals who drink and drive. Alcohol-related accidents account for a substantial percentage of criminal and civil lawsuits all over the country. What is even more tragic is that most drunk driving goes undetected. This means that we are at an extremely high risk of sharing the road with drunk drivers.
In March 2014, teenagers Kurt Osborne, Hannah Miller and Logan Brown were driving in a car traveling northbound on University Parkway in Indiana. A vehicle being driven by Michael Gann, crossed the grass median and struck the vehicle being driven by Osborne. Gann was extremely drunk at the time of the accident. Brown died in the crash, and Osborne and Miller were severely injured.
According to the Courier Press, the parents of Kurt Osborne have filed a lawsuit seeking compensation and punitive damages for their son’s injuries. Osborne suffered from a major brain injury from the car accident, significantly impairing his cognitive abilities. He is attending cognitive rehabilitative therapy; doctors are hopeful he will regain those abilities in a few years. The Osborne family has accumulated over $100,000 in medical bills thus far. Gann is also charged with causing death while operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content equal to or greater than .15 percent, and counts of operating a motor vehicle causing serious bodily injury with a blood alcohol level equal to or greater than .08 percent. Moreover, he is charged with leaving the scene of an accident following an incident. Robert John & Associates represents the Osborne family.