July 15, 2013
A York County Drunk Driving Accident that occurred earlier this week was responsible for claiming the lives of two young men and leaving another seriously injured. Reports indicate the crash occurred at approximately 3 a.m. Saturday, July 13, along Route 134.
According to an article released by the Daily Press, the 24-year-old driver of a 2005 Pontiac carrying two other passengers was intoxicated as he was heading north along the Hampton Highway. The driver was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a grove of trees.
The impact of the collision killed the driver and one of the passengers. The other passenger survived and was rushed by paramedics to a nearby hospital to receive treatment.
The results of a drunk driving accident can be devastating for not only the victims, but their families as well. This often leaves many victims wondering what rights to compensation for injuries and other losses they may qualify for.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley explain that in order for a victim to qualify for compensation, they must be able to establish negligence on the part of the drunk driver; however, proving negligence in a court of law can be a complex process. Tthe firm suggests discussing your legal options with an attorney if a drunk driver has harmed you.