You’ve undoubtedly already heard of the case of “affluenza” that young Ethan Couch is suffering from. While under the influence of alcohol and Valium, Couch crashed his pickup truck, causing the deaths of four people and injuring nine more. If you’re like most Americans, you were incensed and outraged to hear this story and its outcome.
That Couch is not seeing any jail time is a travesty to most people. After all, in most states, if you’re pulled over for driving under the influence of alcohol, whether you’ve been in an accident or not, it’s required that you stay a minimum of twenty-four hours in jail before your hearing, which will then determine how much more punishment you need. Houston personal injury lawyers like Kirkendall Dwyer LLP deal with this kind of case on a regular basis.
If you find yourself in a similar position to the families of the victims in this wreck, you need to get in touch with one of the Houston personal injury lawyers who can help you get compensation for your loss. It’s not just that you have to pay for a funeral and other expenses; you’ve lost a family member and dear loved one. You’re due a great deal of recompense.
The families in this particular case continue to speak out against the trial’s outcome. They’ve spoken with and enlisted the help of attorneys similar to Kirkendall Dwyer LLP and other Houston personal injury lawyers. These attorneys help them, not only in the courtroom, but also in knowing what they can and can’t – or should and shouldn’t – say in a public forum to help their cases.
Nothing will bring a family member or loved one back from the dead, but compensation and the knowledge that the person at fault will pay for their mistakes and/or crimes can go a long way to helping the healing process.