Press Release  
Date: April 23rd, 2024 

Austin, Texas — Following a catastrophic drunk driving crash, Texas-based personal injury firm Daniel Stark has successfully secured full insurance coverage to address their client’s life-altering spinal injury. 

On Oct. 25, 2021, Daniel Stark’s client was traveling southbound on State Highway 130 in Travis County, Texas. The Defendant, who was driving the wrong way, collided head-on with the client’s vehicle. The impact caused the client’s vehicle to rollover and jackknife with the trailer he was towing, resulting in extensive property damage. The Defendant admitted to consuming alcohol prior to the crash, and a bottle of whiskey was discovered inside her vehicle at the scene. 

Daniel Stark’s client sustained a lower spinal column fracture, which necessitated surgery almost a year later and requires ongoing medical attention. As a father and owner of a company that involves physically demanding work, the client’s ability to provide for his family has been profoundly affected. Additionally, the spinal injury has also diminished his quality of life and deprived him of activities he has enjoyed since childhood. 

Upon initiating legal proceedings, the Defendant’s insurance carrier promptly paid their policy limits of $30,000. However, due to the Defendant’s limited coverage, Daniel Stark also pursued an underinsured claim through their client’s own auto insurance policy to fully compensate the client for his enduring pain. Initially, the client’s insurance provider offered a settlement amount of $170,000, which Daniel Stark deemed insufficient given the lasting impact of the drunk driving incident. 

Attorney Chris Carver of Daniel Stark shared, “The client was from out of state, and he chose a firm that referred the case to us in Texas. When other firms send their clients our way, they trust that we get results — especially when the client’s first party carrier makes a low offer.” 

After investigating the Defendant’s criminal history, Daniel Stark secured a total of $934,500.00 for their client. “We were able to make the carrier pay almost six times their initial settlement offer, even though our client had extremely complicated medical issues,” said Carver. “If you live in Austin or are just passing through, know that if a drunk driver harms you or your loved ones, we’ve got your back.” 

About Daniel Stark:  

With a team of over 160 employees, Daniel Stark is a Texas-based plaintiff’s personal injury firm committed to providing remarkable legal representation and recovering full value for those impacted by others’ negligence. Founded by friends Danny Daniel and Jonathan Stark, the firm boasts a core purpose of protecting clients from getting screwed by big insurance. Daniel Stark operates offices in North and South Austin, Bryan/College Station, Killeen, Waco, and Tyler.  

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