Driver of 2015 Car Crash Sentenced to Jail Time
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A 23-year-old man will spend seven months in jail after pleading guilty
to a 2015
accident that seriously injured an off-duty police officer in New Mexico. Police
reported that the 23-year-old merged his vehicle into the motorcycle which
was driven by the police officer while they were both heading west on
the interstate. The accused then fled the area after briefly pulling over.
He was originally sentenced to 18 months but is being credited for the
time he has already spent in custody. The victim sustained serious injuries
which have prevented him from continuing being a police officer. He has
lost hearing in one ear, suffers from vision loss and is facing large
medical bills on a smaller income.
This is an unfortunate incident but is all too familiar with car and motorcycle
accidents. Victims usually sustain injuries that result in massive medical
bills; physical therapy needs, lost wages or reduced wages due to a spouse
quitting their job to take care of the victim, and mental anguish caused
by the accident. An attorney should be consulted promptly after a car
or motorcycle accident. An experienced attorney can investigate whether
or not legal action should be taken and if so; hold the negligent driver
responsible for the accident they caused.
The attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC specialize in car and motorcycle
accidents. Our talented team has helped hundreds of accident victims rightfully
gain the care and compensation that they deserve. We work jointly with
our clients throughout the entire legal process while striving to reach
a maximum settlement for their case. If you or someone you care about
has been injured due to a car or motorcycle accident,
contact our downtown St. Louis office. We offer a free initial consultation to
discuss your legal needs.