$125,000.00 – Negotiated Settlement.

A road construction crew went to a bar; and after a night of drinking, they attempted to drive home. One of them crawled onto the hood of the company truck as it sped down the road at 80 mph, and he was thrown off as it rounded a curve. He was killed instantly. The blood alcohol content of both the driver and the man killed was more than twice the legal limit. Merkle Law Firm represented the estate of the man who was killed and obtained a settlement from the employer construction company for its negligence in allowing a known DUI felon to drive its company vehicle.