An accident that claimed the life of a local man and his dogs on December 23, 2017, has resulted in charges of DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide, reckless driving and DUI causing serious bodily injury against the individual responsible. This case highlights the dangers motorists face on the road every day and the need for a competent and knowledgeable Lake Worth accident lawyer to represent victims of these serious crashes.
How the Accident Happened
The police report indicates that a 2014 Ford Mustang was traveling southbound on Big Blue Trace when the vehicle collided with a 2015 Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler was propelled onto the sidewalk, where it struck a 74-year-old who was out walking his dogs. According to authorities, the man driving the 2014 Ford Mustang was traveling at over 100 miles per hour in a zone restricted to 40 miles per hour when he caused the chain reaction accident. Officers on the scene reported that the driver was also too drunk to notice the bone sticking out from his severely broken wrist.
Tracking Down the Suspect
The court process took longer than usual because the individual responsible for the accident moved to Michigan and had to be brought back to the Lake Worth area for trial. The suspect has a long history of driving violations, including at least four DUIs and three instances of driving without a license. He also has several previous felony convictions for other offenses.
Taking Action Against Dangerous Drivers
The widow of the man killed in the accident has also filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the Mustang. In many cases, consulting with a qualified Lake Worth personal injury lawyer can provide a measure of peace of mind for families who have lost loved ones or who have sustained injuries in an accident in our area. Your Lake Worth accident lawyer can pursue legal action against the responsible parties and can obtain compensation for your losses and your medical costs.
Lake Worth Accident Lawyer Michael S. Elstein
At the Elstein Law Firm, we work with families and individuals who have been impacted by auto accidents through no fault of their own. We offer legal help and counsel for these individuals and provide the most assertive and effective representation for our clients. To request a free consultation with us, call us today at 561-422-9888. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your family to find your path to justice.