During rush hour on July 1, 2005, David Akers was driving at a dangerous speed of 90 mph on I-10 near Cassat Avenue. He was under the influence of drugs and alcohol and collided with Deborah Whiddon’s vehicle. The violent collision caused lifelong medical problems for Whiddon. Akers’ admitted his negligence was the sole cause of the crash, but he fought her claim she was suffering from permanent injuries. Whiddon knew she needed help, so she called Dan Iracki, partner at Coker Law. Iracki fought for Whiddon and successfully proved her injuries would impact her for the rest of her life and that she needed to recover lost wages. The jury agreed and awarded her $983,000.