Over one million people are severely injured or die each year due to alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents. Every 32 minutes, an American is killed in a fatal auto accident because an intoxicated person chose to endanger themselves and others on the road. Massachusetts residents are no exception to these tragic events. If you find yourself or your loved one in a similar situation, call a Boston drunk driving expert attorney to assist you with your case.
On February 22, 2014, Lisa Stamper and her daughter Kaitlyn Berry were riding on East King Street in Lancaster, Pennyslvania. At that time, they were hit head on by a car driven by Carlos Garcia. Garcia, who was legally intoxicated and driving with his seven year-old son, was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic. He then crossed the double-yellow line into Stamper’s lane of traffic and hit her car head on. Stamper suffered serious injuries that now require her to use a wheelchair. Berry was pronounced dead at the scene. Garcia’s son suffered minor injuries. Garcia was arrested and charged with homicide by vehicle, aggravated assault, an accident involving death while not properly licensed, endangering the welfare of a child, reckless driving, and driving while under suspension. He is currently serving a 38-year prison sentence for his actions.
According to pennrecord.com, Stamper, who was also representing the estate of Berry, filed a lawsuit against Garcia and Pena, who was the registered owner of the vehicle Garcia was driving. She sought damages in excess of $50,000. However, she was awarded $15.1 million, one of the largest personal injury verdicts in Lancaster and York counties to date. Bare Law Firm represented Stamper in this case.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident involving a drunk driver, call our Massachusetts drunk driver personal injury attorney experts today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.