Press Release
Date: February 21, 2024

Austin, Texas — Texas personal injury law firm Daniel Stark successfully secured a $4 million settlement for their client in an intoxicated driving case.

The case involved an intoxicated driver who ran a stop sign near Austin, Texas. The defendant driver collided with the client’s truck, causing extensive damage to both vehicles. The defendant had a history of previous DWI offenses and was found to be intoxicated with a blood alcohol content level of 0.133 at the time of the crash.

The collision resulted in severe injuries to Daniel Stark’s client, which has impacted his ability to work. Additionally, the client’s truck caught fire at the tow yard where it was taken after the wreck. The fire destroyed the client’s deceased daughter’s ashes, which were inside the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Settlement negotiations began in April 2023, with the defendant’s insurance carrier initially offering $627,000. By October 2023, the insurance carrier agreed to a $4 million settlement, offering the full policy limits. With the help of the Daniel Stark team, their client recovered the full value of his physical injuries, property damage, and mental anguish following the loss of his daughter’s ashes.

“We always have our clients’ backs, even when insurance companies overlook the emotional distress our clients go through,” said Jonathan Stark, Partner and co-founder of Daniel Stark. “Victims of drunk driving crashes need someone to stand up for them, especially for those less obvious losses. The emotional impact of a wreck is often something that insurance companies brush off, but it’s very real and devastating to our clients’ wellbeing.”

About Daniel Stark:

With a team of over 150 employees, Daniel Stark is a plaintiff’s personal injury firm dedicated to helping Texans recover from injuries caused by negligence. Founded by Danny Daniel and Jonathan Stark in Texas, the firm boasts a core purpose of protecting clients from getting screwed by big insurance. Daniel Stark has offices in North and South Austin, Bryan/College Station, Killeen, Waco, and Tyler.    

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Linda McMillan
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