A second lawsuit has been filed against a 19-year-old who caused a fatal auto accident while driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs in May 2010. The driver and four passengers had been at a post-prom party shortly before the accident. The accident occurred when two wheels went onto the median, causing the truck to fishtail, strike four trees, and flip over. All five teens, ranging in age from 15 to 19 years old were ejected from the truck.
The driver suffered a broken vertebra in his neck; two passengers were seriously injured and one was left in a coma for a month before he died from injuries without regaining consciousness.
The driver was allegedly drunk and driving recklessly at speeds approaching 100 mph. The passengers claim they were afraid and asked the driver to take them back to the party rather than driving them home. According to reports, he was driving on a suspended license.
Investigators said that toxicology reports showed driver had a blood-alcohol level of .15 and had a trace of marijuana in his system. A whiskey bottle and a pill bottle containing a stimulant used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder were found in the truck.
The first lawsuit was filed by the family of one of the injured teens claiming driver negligence and recklessness. The second suit was recently filed by the father of the deceased teen. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff contends that the driver was driving at a high rate of speed while drunk and high. The plaintiff also plans to file a suit against anyone who provided the alcohol and drugs to the negligent driver.
When a driver impaired by drugs or alcohol makes the decision to get behind the wheel, he puts himself and others at risk. The power and sheer force of a speeding vehicle is a dangerous weapon that could forever change your life as well as the lives of your passengers and other motorists. Drivers between the ages of 16 and 20 are typically the least experienced drivers on the road, and when alcohol or drugs are added to their inexperience, the results can be even more deadly.
In cases like this, lawsuits are, typically, the way to compensate the victims and punish the perpetrator. Both families are may be struggling emotionally and physically. They may also be faced with substantial present and future financial obligations – funeral expenses, significant medical bills, and possibly therapy depending on the extent and duration of injuries. Since cases like this have a tendency to take a long time to resolve, additional expenses as well as the disruption of work life can take a substantial financial toll on a family. Therefore, the families may wish to investigate the possibility of obtaining lawsuit cash advance (sometimes known as a “lawsuit loan“) from an experienced litigation funding company.
Legal finance services can be a life preserver in desperate financial time. While waiting to obtain justice, litigation funding would allow them to pay medical bills and other important expenses. The application process is quick and easy. If approved, cash can often be available within 24 – 48 hours. That is one of the reasons why it’s called “fast cash”. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in an automobile accident caused by a drunk driver, Lawsuit Financial may be able to provide assistance. Call us at 1-877-377-SUIT (7848) or visit us online for a free, no-obligation consultation.