Virginia DUI Injury Lawyer
by | July 15th, 2013
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.
by Addison Durham | December 31st, 2012
December 31, 2012
A new study shows a high number of drunk drivers have been arrested in recent years across the Norfolk and Suffolk, Virginia, areas. The Eastern Daily Press reports 2,562 people have been arrested in the region on charges of drunk driving since December 2010.
The study went on to point out that a majority of the arrests occurred around midnight and far more men were arrested than women. Two of the most serious infractions involved drivers with blood-alcohol levels between three and five times above the legal limit.
To combat the problem, law enforcement across the regions has banded together in an effort to crackdown hard on motorists who participate in the behavior. They are doing so by conducting sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols throughout the holiday season. The chief inspector of roads, Chris Spinks, says law enforcement in the area will be pulling over vehicles for both faulty equipment and erratic behavior and most, including those involved in a Norfolk Car Accident, will be subjected to a breath test.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley recognize the dangers drunken drivers can pose not only to themselves but to everyone else who is on the road with them. That is why they firm asks that we each do our part to keep Virginia’s highways safe by not getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol.
by | July 30th, 2012
July 30, 2012
The dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol are being highlighted as a man charged with manslaughter in connection to an August Norfolk car accident pled guilty in court last Friday. According to The Virginian-Pilot, the man could face up to 10 years in prison for his crimes when sentenced in October.
Court documents show that the 22-year-old man was driving down Blackwater Road in a 2005 Ford F-150 pickup truck at around 2:30 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. The driver was not properly restrained at the time of the accident and the force of the impact caused him to be ejected from the vehicle. The 19-year-old female passenger in the pickup was killed instantly.
Rescue crews transported the man to a local hospital where tests showed he had a blood alcohol level of .17, more than twice the legal limit. He suffered serious fractures in both legs that left him hospitalized as he underwent numerous corrective surgeries. He remains bound to a wheelchair today and will likely have to go under the knife several more times before he makes a recovery.
The Norfolk personal injury lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley say that the implications for drinking and driving can cost the victims physically, emotionally, and financially. That is why the firm asks that motorists never get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol.