Recently, Demetrist Roberts, the 34 year old man who is accused of killing two people and injuring their grandson while driving under the influence had bond set at $1.5 million.
Charges for felony death by vehicle, felony speed to elude arrest, driving while impaired, driving while license revoked and speeding are the pending charges against Roberts.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time Roberts has been charged with DWI. He has five convictions in Cleveland County and all charges include DWI and speeding to elude an officer.
According to the Center for Disease Control, children account for seventeen percent of all traffic fatalities caused by impaired drivers. In 2010, 211 children under the age of 14 lost their lives when involved in an accident with a driver under the influence of alcohol. That is 211 children that never had a chance to grow up and live out their dreams. All because a driver decided to drink and then get behind the wheel and drive.
Multiple offenders like Roberts should never be on the road, but the reality is they are. Sometimes these drivers are lucky and avoid causing accidents, injuries and even death. Unfortunately, like in this case, they are sometimes not so lucky.
The couple killed in this accident was the grandparents of the little boy that was seriously injured. The family of these victims will never be the same. A child has lost his grandparents and his parents have lost their parents all as a result of reckless driving.
The parents have a claim against the driver for their son’s injuries but they also have a claim against the alleged drunk driver for the wrongful death of their parents and grandparent.
Wrongful death claims cannot bring back those that are lost but they can compensate family members for the loss of companionship with their loved one. Many factors are taken into consideration in wrongful death claims. An experienced attorney understands this and can fight for you to help compensate you for your loss.
No one can ever replace loved ones lost through an accident caused by a drunk driver. Auger and Auger understands that and wants to help in whatever way possible. We are knowledgeable about wrongful death claims and can help you fight to recover for your loved one. Call us today for a free consultation.