Former Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Bush has recently been arrested for his third DUI after causing an accident resulting in serious bodily injury to a 72-year-old motorcyclist, according to Florida Highway Patrol. A lawsuit that was filed against the former pitcher seeks $5 million in damages caused to the motorcyclist, including physical injuries, property damage, and pain and suffering. The accident took place when Bush was driving on a suspended license in a borrowed SUV when he struck the motorcyclist, who is still in the hospital recovering from his injuries. The motorcyclist suffered an array of catastrophic injuries, including 10 broken ribs, a punctured lung, and a broken back, among other injuries that were not included in the initial report. According to reports, the lawsuit also names the owner of the SUV at fault for the accident as well.
Injuries After a Drunk Driving Accident
Being involved in an accident caused due to a reckless driver, such as a drunk driver is often one of the most difficult challenges to face. A person in this situation may experience any type of injury or damage, ranging from property damage to minor injuries to catastrophic injuries to wrongful death.
If you or a loved one has suffered in a DUI related car accident or any other type of motorcycle accident or traffic collision, do not hesitate to call the legal team from Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law right away. Our office has many years of experience and can assist you through the entire claims process. A Tampa personal injury attorney from our firm is not only interested in your financial stability at a time such as this, but we are also ready to protect your health and well-being.
If you have been involved in an accident, now is the time to call our firm. Contact a Tampa personal injury lawyer at the office today to schedule a review of your case.