On Monday, investigators were busy reconstructing an accident scene that was caused by a drunk driver. The accident happened in Trenton, New Jersey when 49-year-old Robert Brandbergh was operating his vehicle while intoxicated. Brandbergh ran a traffic light and collided with a Hyundai at the intersection of Route 29. The driver of the Hyundai sustained minor injuries in the crash, and Brandbergh fled the scene of the accident. Authorities later located him, and he was charged with DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, and failure to obey traffic signals.
Negligent driving is responsible for thousands of preventable auto accidents each year. There are several examples of negligent driving, but one of the most reckless forms of negligent driving is that of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Drunk driving accidents often result in serious injuries and death. The Mother’s Against Drunk Driving estimate that 28 individuals are killed in drunk driving accidents each day in the United States and thousands more sustain serious injuries. Lawmakers have passed and enforced traffic laws to prevent such accidents from happening. While drunk drivers may face criminal charges, they should also be held accountable for your damages.
The skilled St. Louis DUI accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will fight to hold any drunk driver accountable for his recklessness. Our attorneys will work to recover the maximum compensation for your medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of economic support, and mental anguish. If you have been the victim of a DUI accident, contact our attorneys today for a free no-obligation consultation.