Yarborough Applegate reaches $2M settlement for writer in drunk driving accident
South Carolina Lawyers Weekly recently reported on a $2M settlement reached for a victim of a drunk driving accident on I-95. The crash occurred in May of 2016 and the victim, Douglas Mincey of Bluffton, was represented by David Yarborough, David Lail, and Kenneth Berger of Columbia.
During the crash, Mincey hit his head on the steering wheel of the car. He suffered a concussion and sustained a lower back injury. In addition to his medical attention following the crash, Mincey required multiple surgeries and his medical bills topped out over $400,000. According to South Carolina Weekly, a rear-facing dashcam in a police car recorded the drunk driver at fault fading in and out of consciousness and asking the officer where he was after the crash. The drunk driver at fault had prior arrests for drunken driving and ultimately pleaded guilty to DUI.