Jury Awards $2M to Car Accident Victim

Jury Awards $2M to Car Accident Victim

A jury has awarded a Rhode Island man and his family $2.05 million for the injuries he sustained in a car accident three years ago, court records show.

The award, one of Rhode Island’s largest recent jury verdicts, was awarded to Wayne DeMarco, 42, and his wife and children.

The award will total $2.8 million after interest, which makes it the state’s second largest verdict, behind the $10 million awarded to a coast guard veteran who was left paralyzed when a drunk driver struck crashed into him.

DeMarco sued both Doire and Virginia Transportation Corp., who owned the truck. The suit was filed September with the Rhode Island Superior Court

DeMarco was in the passenger seat of a pickup truck when the driver crashed it into two utility poles. The crash crushed his right leg and foot, which his lawyer, Mark Dana, claimed limited DeMarco’s ability to work well.

“While no monetary award can restore Mr. DeMarco and his family to pre-accident status, this can hopefully ensure Mr. DeMarco will be able to live a productive life,” Dana said.

According to court records, the 36-year-old driver, Leo Doire, was charged with driving under the influence and driving to endanger with personal injury resulting. Doire was given 10 years of probation.

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