Have you or a family member been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver? If so, our Boston drunk driver accident personal injury attorneys will make sure that you receive the money damages that you justly deserve. Our firm has an exceptional reputation for recovering many millions of dollars in personal injury damages for our Massachusetts clients. Contact us today to learn more about all of your available legal options.
Drunk drivers pose a serious risk of bodily injury, not only to themselves but also to other drivers and the passengers in the vehicles they are driving. The convenience and comfort that is involved with driving a car also carries with it the obligation and duty to drive in a safe, responsible manner. When someone decides to drive a car with an illegal amount of alcohol in their bloodstream, they ignore that obligation and should be held accountable for any injuries they cause.
One driver held accountable for her illegal, reckless actions was Martha Miller. Miller was driving in Columbia, Ohio when she reportedly caused a head-on collision with another vehicle. She struck the car being driven by thirty-four-year-old Clay Greenplate who would die as a result of the collision. Tests performed at the scene of the collision confirmed that Miller’s blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit, impairing her ability to drive.
Miller plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to ten years in prison. While this is a form of justice, Miller’s prison sentence does little to compensate Greenplate’s family for their loss. To recover for their personal injuries, Greenplate’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Miller in civil court. According to lawyersandsettlements.com, the civil lawsuit was settled out of court for $1.3 million in personal injury damages.
If you or a family member have been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical and emotional injuries. Please contact one of our expert personal injury lawyers, including our drunk driver injury attorney experts, who will work tirelessly on your case. Call us at 617-787-3700 or email us at email@example.com to learn more about your options.