Drunk Driver Convicted in Crash That Killed Mother and Toddler

On June 12, a hit-and-run driver was convicted on several charges stemming from a fatal car crash that killed a mother and her three-year-old son.

Last July, the hit-and-run driver was traveling southbound near Judge Orr Road and Log Road when she failed to stop at a stop sign. Her SUV barreled into the intersection and struck a white minivan. The van’s driver and her three-year-old son were killed.

Another toddler, a two-year-old girl, survived the crash and was treated for minor injuries. All passengers in the van were wearing their seatbelts.

After the 9 a.m. accident, police determined that the reckless driver’s blood-alcohol content was four times the legal limit. She had been traveling over 70 mph when she ran through the stop sign.

The 31-year-old native of Peyton, CO was found guilty on all charges, including recklessly causing the death of a child, two counts of vehicular homicide and DUI.

With one reckless decision, this woman killed a child and changed a family’s lives forever. She was convicted, but the verdict comes as little comfort to the family grieving for their lost mother and son.

Do I Have a Wrongful Death Case?

Even after they have been convicted in criminal court, a drunk or negligent driver can still be tried in a civil suit for wrongful death. This is an opportunity for irresponsible parties to see that they are responsible not only to the law, but also to their victims.

No settlement can bring a child or loved one back, but it can help cover costly funeral and medical expenses and help offset lost wages. More importantly, a settlement can help remove some of the pressure during difficult times to let you focus on your family’s recovery.

To discuss the details of your wrongful death suit with an experienced attorney, call Metier Law Firm. Our lawyers know how to make the law work for you, and together we can let others know that reckless decisions have consequences.

Metier Law Firm, LLC – Injury Attorneys Serving Clients Nationwide

Source: http://www.fox21news.com/news/story.aspx?id=1057332#.U6syifldXg1