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Drunk Driver Sentenced for Fatal Car Crash

By Weinstein & Scharf, P.A.  Jun. 18, 2012 1:10p

39-year-old J.M. was sentenced recently in court in Fort Lauderdale. The accident had occurred in February around 2:00 in the morning. D.A., 23 years old, was stopped at a red light when J.M. rear-ended him going full speed. Emergency crews responded and rushed D.A. to the hospital. Despite the best efforts of doctors and ER staff, the young man died of his injuries. J.M. had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of twice the legal limit at .16. Make sure a drunk driver is held fully responsible for all damages they are liable for. Talk to a Coral Springs car accident attorney as soon as you can if you were injured or lost a loved one in a crash caused by someone driving under the influence.

Family Morns Loss of Drunk Driving Accident Victim

The family and friends of D.A. made sure to be present at the recent sentencing hearing for the man convicted of drunk driving in the deadly wreck. They filled the back of the courtroom, many wearing T-shirts with the victim's picture on it. J.M. had been arrested for the accident-related charges while he was at another county courthouse for a different issue. Subsequent to the deadly accident, J.M. was designated as a "habitual traffic offender" and his driver's license was revoked. The judge sentenced J.M. to 25 years in prison after being found guilty of DUI manslaughter.

Coral Springs Car Accident Lawyer

Losing someone you care about in a vehicle crash is tragic enough but when the crash was caused by a drunk driver or other negligent individual, it is time to get the help of a skilled Coral Springs car accident lawyer. An attorney with us at the law offices of Weinstein & Scharf, P.A. has successfully represented clients in cases involving a variety of injury accidents throughout the area. We have helped clients get financial damages for their injuries and to cover medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning potential, physical therapy or other continuing treatment, property damage and much more. The injuries from an accident involving a car, truck, motorcycle or other vehicle can be extremely severe and can mean a painful recovery. Contact our firm to learn more about how an accident lawyer with us may be able to help you with a case involving auto product liability, car accident insurance claims, determining liability in a car accident and other matters. Scheduling an initial consultation is the first step.

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