A driver from Natick was charged with motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation and operating under the influence (OUI), when his single vehicle accident caused a Randolph resident's death. Norfolk police stated that the driver was reading a text just before the accident, and that he had just come from a party. According to a breath test, the driver's BAC (blood alcohol content) was 0.11 percent. The driver is out on bail and under certain restrictions, such as a GPS monitoring bracelet. He pled not guilty to all charges. The investigation continues and this man may face further charges.
Even if he is able to plea for a lesser offense, a felony charge could still lead to 5 to 20 years in prison, up to $25,000 in fines, and 15 years' of driver's license revocation. That being said, it is all too common that the victims of drunk driving suffer more than the offenders. Distracted driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence. If you have lost someone in a car accident, not only is this an emotionally difficult time, but this distress can be further detrimental by laying financial burdens on you. When another driver's negligence is responsible for your loss, you should never have to pay for the consequences. You could be facing lost wages, a heap of unpaid medical bills, and more. You may be entitled to compensation for these expenses, as well as for pain, suffering, loss of companionship, as well as burial and funeral costs.
When you need to file a wrongful death claim or pursue a lawsuit, Flanagan & Associates can help strive to get you the compensation you deserve. One of our experienced Quincy car accident attorneys can work with you to hopefully overcome the financial hardships of this time. There are no upfront costs, and you can get started with a free case evaluation. To learn more about how we may assist you or your loved ones, please do not hesitate to call us. Your claim can expire, so be sure to contact our firm today. We are available 24/7.