Two women in Calloway County, Kentucky were injured this weekend on Almo Road after a drunk driver crossed the center line and struck their vehicle. Emily Stockwell was transported from the scene of the accident to Murray-Calloway County Hospital, and Rachel Stockwell was airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center. The driver of the at fault vehicle was taken to the Calloway County Jail and he was charged with DUI.
The Stockwell ladies will be entitled to be legally compensated for the pain & suffering, medical bills, and lost wages from this accident. Additionally, because this accident involves driving under the influence, Kentucky law will allow the victims, Emily & Rachel Stockwell, to seek punitive damages against the at fault DUI driver. Punitive damages are designed to punish the driver and deter others from committing the same offense.
For more information on the rights of persons injured or killed by DUI drivers, drunk drivers, or alcohol related accidents, contact Kentucky injury attorney Brent T. Ackerson and the Ackerson Law Offices at (502) 882-5176, or email attorney Ackerson directly at by clicking here.