Man gets $33M in car wreck lawsuit

March 5, 2009 3:28:59 PM PST
A young man wins a $33 million verdict after being paralyzed in a car wreck in Lake Bluff.George Baldwin,19, was a passenger in a car that crashed back in 2006.

Investigators say the driver, 18-year old William Klairmont, was drunk and speeding when he lost control of the car and crashed into a utility box.

Klairmont was the target of the lawsuit.

The accident happened after an underage drinking party.

Lawyers say the $33 million verdict is the largest in Lake County history.