It has been just over a year that a former Episcopal Bishop fatally struck a bicyclist while driving drunk in Baltimore. The woman was driving drunk and texting when she struck and killed a 41-year-old man riding a bike in Roland Park. This past October, she was sentenced to seven years in prison. The victim was a husband and father of two young children. In addition to drunk driving and texting, the driver was also charged with leaving the scene of the vehicular manslaughter. She pled guilty to all charges and has begun her 7-year sentence.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there was an increase in 2015 for drunk driving. The NHTA also reports that one-third of all fatal car crashes involves drunk driving. Despite the national effort to stop drunk driving, thousands are killed every year. Fortunately, victims may be entitled to compensation for their economic and non-economical damages.
The attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth have over $350 million recovered for accident victims. If you or a loved one have lost a loved one in your life due to drunk driving, it is important to contact the St. Louis auto accident attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth. Our attorneys will gather evidence to establish liability and fight aggressively to hold that party accountable. We will work to recover the maximum compensation and you will owe us nothing unless a settlement or verdict is obtained. Contact us today to receive a free consultation from one of St. Louis’ best personal injury attorneys.