A 73-year-old man was sitting in his home when his life was ended abruptly. Jacob Fickle of Godfrey, IL crashed his vehicle into the elderly man's home in January of 2013. Toxicology tests later proved that Fickle was intoxicated on several substances including cocaine and alcohol. He pled guilty and has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
According to Mother's Against Drunk Driving, a person is killed every 90 minutes due to a drunk driver. In Illinois, the death rate increased by 4% from 2011-2012. The total number of victims killed in 2012 was 321.
The event of losing a loved one is always tragic, especially when the death is caused by another persons' irresponsible and reckless actions. The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have over 100 years combined experience. We fight for the rights of our clients by seeking proper compensation. Please contact us so that we may assist you during this difficult time at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318.
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