As Arizona hit-and-run accident lawyers, we have seen a great number of collisions caused by drivers under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and we were sad to hear the news that a recent crash has been linked to illegal substances, according to The Arizona Daily Sun. A teenager was linked to a crash in August 2011 when he was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and speeding, hit another car, and immediately fled the scene. His victim was taken to the hospital for his injuries and later died.
Recent reports have indicated that driver was drunk on Jagermeister and high on cocaine at the time of the incident. We want to take a moment to use this crash to remind other drivers of the seriousness of breaking the law, including driving drunk, speeding, and especially fleeing the scene of an accident. This can result in worse injuries or death for the victim because of the possible delay in emergency responders to the scene.
What Caused this Flagstaff Car Accident?
The driver was speeding when he caused this Flagstaff auto accident, and his choice to the flee the scene of the accident prompted the local District Attorney to file charges against the teenager for manslaughter and several other felonies and misdemeanors including DUI, underage consumption, and property damage. Recent evidence pointing to the influence of drugs and alcohol in this case has prompted the District Attorney to amend the charges to include second-degree murder.
How Can an Experienced Flagstaff Car Accident Lawyer Help?
In cases of depraved indifference, negligence, driving under the influence, and hit-and-run accidents, you need an experienced lawyer to help you fight for your rights. In the case of this victim’s wrongful death, his family may yet see justice if the at-fault driver is convicted of murder, but an experienced wrongful death attorney can also help families receive compensation to cover funeral costs, property damage, personal damages, and more. Our goal is to make the person responsible for your suffering compensate you and help with the costs associated with the death of your loved one. The Husband and Wife Law Team at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. offers free consultations. We’ll look over your case and help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us today.