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Jury Awards Pedestrian Hit by Drunk Driver $96,855

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Attorney Jeff Luhrsen represented drunk driving victim, Erica Gombash, seeking acknowledgment of the wrongdoing and reimbursement of her past and future medical expenses. Ultimately, a Sarasota jury awarded Ms. Gombash a gross verdict of $96,855.00.

SARASOTA, FL, June 19, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- On May 6, 2010, a Sarasota, Florida jury awarded Erica Gombash, a 31-year-old female who was struck by a drunk driver in 2006, a $96,855 gross verdict.

On December 9, 2006, Plaintiff, Erica Gombash, went to Siesta Key Village with friends to celebrate her birthday. At 1:30 am. Erica and her friends began crossing Ocean Boulevard at a marked crosswalk.

The drunk driver, Mr. Brandon Ware, after driving home from a night of drinking, struck Ms. Gombash three-quarters of the way through the crosswalk.

Mr. Ware, who declined to submit to a blood alcohol test, stated he never saw Erica. The impact of Mr. Ware's vehicle threw Ms. Gombash onto the windshield of the car and onto the street after braking and finally realizing he had hit Ms. Gombash.

Erica was taken to the emergency room by ambulance with immediate complaints of neck pain and bruises to her entire body. Erica received approximately four months of conservative medical care and was ultimately diagnosed by a board certified pain management specialist with traumatic cervical facet arthropathy. Ultimately, Ms. Gombash required cervical radiofrequency... (Click for full release)

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