A 44-year-old woman from Atlantic Beach was arrested this week after a toxicology report proved she was under the influence of alcohol when she struck and killed a pedestrian in an accident on May 9th, 2015. The victim was a 24-year-old man who was on vacation in Jacksonville.
He was struck and killed when the woman’s Ford Expedition jumped the curb on the 200 block of Fourth Avenue North. The charges have been pending since the accident, but the recent toxicology report revealed the woman had a blood-alcohol content of .165 at the time of the incident, far exceeding Florida’s legal limit of .08. She will face charges of DUI manslaughter, DUI vehicular homicide, and all three counts of DUI property damage.
Drunk driving is sadly one of the leading causes of pedestrian accidents. The victims of accidents such as these, as well as their families, are entitled to compensation for medical bills and treatment, medication, recovery time, physical therapy, psychological trauma, lost wages, loss of spousal support, and more. Personal injury attorney James Cunningham has been working with pedestrian accident victims and their families in Florida for more than 30 years. He offers the aggressive representation necessary to hold impaired drivers accountable, and to ensure that insurance companies pay out on well-deserved funds.
Since 1977, Attorney Cunningham has worked to make sure each of his clients and their families gain the compensation deserved after an accident. If in the worst-case scenario a loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, such as the accident described above, he will fight for the rights of your family. While nothing can take away the pain of losing a loved one, not having to worry about financial obligations and mounting costs can ease stress during a painful time.
If you or someone you know was involved in a Florida auto accident that included a drunk driver, call the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. at 888-FLA-AUTO (888-352-2886) today for a free consultation and to learn about your rights.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a vehicle accident, call toll-free at 1-888-FLA-Auto (1-888-352-2886).
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