Some cases are just terribly tragic. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported on November 19, 2013 that an Asheville man pled guilty to numerous charges in a case that killed the guilty man’s three-year old daughter and injured a city worker. The 38-year-old man pled guilty to several felony charges and was sentenced by a judge to 21 months in jail, three years of probation, and $10,000 in fines. The man was also ordered to pay $8,000 in restitution to the mother of the little girl. The mother was the ex-wife of the guilty man. The daughter lived for just one day after the accident. The guilty man rear-ended another vehicle. He then flew over an embankment landing in a city parking lot where the city worker was then injured. The driver was found to be speeding.
The criminal actions may not be the end of the line for the guilty man. Depending on the insurance of everyone involved and the assets of the driver, there will likely be numerous civil cases by any one or more of the following:
The guilty plea will likely serve as the starting point for any civil claim brought by the city worker, the rear-ended car, and the family of the daughter.
If a loved one died because of an accident, or if you were injured in an accident, you need the help of an experienced lawyer. Joe Miller has been securing positive results for his clients in North Carolina and Virginia for over 25 years, and is ready to put this experience to work for you. Contact attorney Joe Miller at Joe Miller Law, Ltd., by calling (888) 694-1671 to learn more about your legal options following an accident.