n the evening of September 11, 2015, the parents of 17-year-old Diana Pozderca was waiting at home to surprise her with a new car they had purchased, but unfortunately, Pozderca never arrived. She was killed in a car accident on her way home from visiting a friend. According to authorities, at around 9 p.m., 43-year-old Tad Alan Dennis was operating his vehicle under the influence of alcohol when he crossed the centerline and collided with Pozderca’s 2001 Mercury Sable head-on. Police believe that Dennis was traveling around 70 mph in a 35 mph zone and that his blood alcohol was over twice the legal limit. Dennis was seriously injured in the accident, is now in a wheelchair and expected to undergo several surgeries. He has been charged with second-degree murder and DUI, that could result in a lifetime prison sentence.
There are numerous causes of auto accidents that occur ever year, but one
of the most preventable accidents are drunk driving accidents.
According to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, there are 28 victims killed in DUI accidents every day. Lawmakers have created traffic laws to prohibit drivers from operating their vehicles after consuming large amounts of alcohol. Drivers that disobey these laws and cause an auto accident will likely receive criminal charges. They should also be held responsible for the damages they caused by filing an auto accident case.
The St. Louis DUI accident attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth believe that all negligent drivers should be held accountable for the damages they’ve caused. Our attorneys have over 100 years of legal experience and will fight to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.