On New Year’s Eve, a veteran wrote a Facebook post reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future, only to be killed hours later in a drunk driving accident. The accident happened in Largo, Florida when 31-year-old Matthew DeRemer, a marine veteran, was operating his motorcycle when he was struck by a drunk driver. DeRemer, who was working in the medical field, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Authorities arrested 59-year-old Steven Lee Clarke and charged him with DUI manslaughter. DeRemer had posted to his Facebook account hours before the crash stating he was looking forward to 2016, but eerily stated that he wasn’t sure where he would end up that night, but it would be where he was supposed to be. He was killed in the DUI accident that night.
DUI accidents claim thousands of victims a year including, veterans, children, elderly, disabled, and every other type of human being. Every day there are approximately 28 individuals killed in drunk driving accidents, according to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving. Drivers that choose to operate their vehicle under the influence are risking the lives of themselves and the lives of innocent victims. Criminal charges should be expected for anyone discovered to be committing a DUI offense. However, thousands of individuals are known to have driven under the influence of alcohol or drugs nearly 80 times before their first arrest. If a drunk driver has caused your accident, it is important for you to seek legal guidance to hold the driver responsible for their negligence.
The St. Louis DUI accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have successfully obtained justice for thousands of clients. Our attorneys will take all steps to hold the drunk driver responsible for their actions while recovering the maximum compensation for your damages. We will work diligently to successfully handle your case while supporting you throughout the process. Contact our office to receive a free no-obligation consultation.