DWI Prior To Rafting Accident, Kills One
Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 9, 2013 - Drinking and driving do not mix, and neither do drinking and white water rafting.
“It never ceases to amaze me that people who are three sheets to the wind think they can drive, or operate anything that requires being sober to be safe,” said Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. “This case is a prime example of someone getting wasted before white water rafting, the guide in fact, and being responsible for the death of a paying customer.”
A rafter drowned in 2012, after being jostled off a raft while on a rafting adventure. The passenger’s body was ultimately recovered five miles downstream in the Hudson River. The man in charge of guiding the people on the trip was soused, and because of that negligent action, 55-year-old Tamara Blake died, despite the fact she was wearing a life vest and helmet. As it turned out, the rafting guide also fell off the craft, which left Ms. Blake’s boyfriend trying to guide the raft to shore.
During the course of the police investigation into this fatal accident, it was revealed that the raft guide, Rory Fay, had arrived at the departure point for the raft driving a company vehicle. He was inebriated when he arrived and was driving with a suspended license. When the case went to court, Fay was sentenced to six months behind bars, followed by five years on probation for criminally negligent homicide and to eighteen months for driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. The sentences were to run concurrently.
In this wrongful death case, it is likely the victim’s boyfriend and family, may consider filing a lawsuit. How will they pay all of their usual bills and the expense of a funeral and burial? The plaintiff might want to apply for lawsuit financing. Pre-settlement funding is a quick loan for qualified plaintiffs, designed to allow them to pay all their bills while waiting for a settlement or trial.
Lawsuit funding is the wave of now and many cash strapped plaintiffs appreciate being able to concentrate on healing, rather than fight with an insurance company who wants to take them for a ride. “Pre-settlement funding may be applied for online, or by calling a litigation funding company and getting the full details before deciding if applying for a lawsuit loan is the right thing for you to do,” added Monroe.
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