Last year a horrific pedestrian DUI accident occurred in Seattle. Karina Schulte and her 10-day-old son were crossing the street in Seattle’s Wedgewood neighborhood last March with her parents when a repeat drunk driver plowed through the family. Karina’s parents were killed and Karina and her son Elias were critically injured. For the last year, the mother and son have been slowly recovering, but the road to recovery after a DUI accident is a marathon.
Karina has only been home for a few months, but she is slowly gaining strength. She is able to perform some of her daily living activities and walking and talking almost like she did before the accident. She still has permanent damage to her left side, but she has made remarkable progress, her husband Dan related in a blog post.
Their son, Elias, was only 10 days old when repeat drunk driver Mark Mullan crashed into his family. Since then, he has recovered well and is developing fairly normally with assistance from regular therapists. He does have severe vision problems that resulted from the trauma to his brain after the DUI accident. His recovery, although remarkable, is far from over, however. Elias is scheduled to undergo another surgery this month at Seattle Children’s Hospital to repair the membrane between his skull and brain.
Last November, Mark Mullan was sentenced to 18 years in prison for his crime.
Drunk driving accidents are often catastrophic—and made even more tragic by the realization that they should not have occurred at all. The decision to drive intoxicated can have devastating and far-reaching consequences to everyone involved. Drunk drivers should be held accountable for their negligence and the injuries they have caused.
At Phillips Law Firm, our lawyers believe in holding irresponsible and negligent drunk drivers accountable and we won’t back down. We will fight aggressively to ensure that you and your family have the compensation you need to fully recover and put your life back together. We believe in ‘Justice for You’.
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If a drunk driver injures you or someone you love, an experienced Seattle car accident attorney at Phillips Law Firm can help. If you are interested in learning more about your legal options, call us at 1-800-708-6000. Our Seattle personal injury lawsuit attorneys are waiting to assist you 24/7, offering a free case evaluation. Remember our no fee promise. If we do not recover anything for you, you do not owe us an attorney fee.
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