Both members of a Maryland couple were charged with DWI, among other charges, after causing a three-car crash in Seaford, Delaware. The incident happened about 11:05 p.m. on U.S. 13, a state police spokesman told a New York Injury Lawyer.
The first driver, a 30-year-old man, was leading a second driver, a 31-year-old woman back to their home when the front car came to a sudden stop, which resulted in the 31-year-old woman slamming the rear of his car.
The impact pushed the front car into the rear of another car, driven by a 22-year-old woman. She was sent to a local hospital with with a possible back injury, then treated and released, the police spokesman reported.
After an investigation, it was determined that both the 31-year-old woman and the 30-year-old man had been driving under the influence of alcohol. Subsequently, they were charged with vehicular assault, driving under the influence of alcohol, and driving without a valid license.
The 30-year-old man was also charged with possession of more than alcohol – a small quantity of the drug MDMA, better known as Ecstacy, was found in his car, a Westchester County Personal Injury Lawyer discovered.
The 31-year-old woman was released upon posting $1,100 secured bail. Her partner, however, was sent to a correctional institution, since he did not pay his $1,600 in secured bail.
While others may classify injuries as major or minor, there are no minor injuries when they happen to you or a loved one. They take away precious time as you are treated and for many people time is money. And even minor injuries may cause lingering difficulties. The accident itself may cause mental or emotional trauma. Sometimes criminal law just isn’t enough or doesn’t have the means to handle such problems, which is where injury law comes into play.
Everyone deserves fair compensation when an accident occurs and someone else is at fault, because it’s impossible to tell what the consequences of such an event will be in the long term.
Should you find yourself needing assistance with a civil suit, contact Stephen Bilkis and Associates for guidance and a free consultation. We have offices located throughout the New York area for your convenience.