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February 18, 2013
An Ohio Wrongful Death Lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a woman who was killed by a drunk driver last year in Delaware, Ohio. The Akron Beacon-Journal stated the lawsuit was filed by the woman’s family against not only the drunk driver, but his employer and the people who allegedly served him alcohol.
Court documents show the woman was driving a Subaru with her boyfriend and their 10-month-old daughter as passengers along Route 23 in Delaware County, when the drunk driver suddenly slammed into the vehicle from behind. The impact of the car accident was so severe, it killed the woman instantly and left her 36-year-old boyfriend and daughter seriously injured.
Upon further investigation, law enforcement was able to determine the man responsible for causing the accident was under the influence of alcohol without a valid driver’s license. It was the man’s seventh arrest on such charges and resulted in him being sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison.
The victim’s family filed the wrongful death alleging the drunk driver’s employer, who owned the vehicle involved in the wreck, should have known about his driving record. Also, the suit claims the facilities that served the man alcohol should be held accountable for giving him too much to drink.
The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy are hopeful a decision in the case will bring some sense of closure to the tragedy for the family of the victim.
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