I had the privilege to help a woman injured after she was struck by a multiple drunk driver. Luckily, her injuries were not severe. She is still with us and doing much, if not all, of what she could do before the collision.
The at fault insurance company did NOT exclude punitive damages. This is rare. Very rare. The vast majority of the time insurance companies that write policies in Wisconsin specifically exclude any payment of punitive damages for their insureds.
It is important that you check. You may just find that needle in the haystack. In this recent case it was a great benefit to my client.
You’ve probably discovered that I don’t care for multiple drunk drivers. If you or your attorney want assistance against a Wisconsin drunk driver that injured you feel free to call me. I’d be happy to review the policy of insurance to see if you can obtain punitive damages from the drunk driver’s auto insurance.
By the way, don’t give up if insurance doesn’t cover punitive damages. Make sure you check into the assets of the driver that caused the auto accident.