Vodka And Cranberry Juice Results In Passenger’s Death By Drowning
Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 2, 2013 - It was a night those that survived this accident would remember. Vodka and cranberry juice killed a young mother.
“New Year’s eve is a time for celebration. However, it is also time for discretion when it comes to drinking and driving. The woman driving the vehicle in this fatal accident had tanked up on vodka and cranberry juice, and then decided to head home in the wee hours of the morning, with two other passengers in her car. However, she drove her car off the road, into Jamaica Bay, into 4-feet of water,” stated Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan.
A young mother, 25-year-old Dominique Jamison, was pulled out of the vehicle by firefighters and taken to hospital. She was pronounced dead on arrival. The other passenger made it out alive, and the driver, Denise Finley, was arrested at the scene and charged with vehicular manslaughter and for driving while under the influence.
According to Ms. Finley’s statement to the police, she had imbibed a cup of vodka and cranberry juice before getting into her car. If that was the case, one cup of alcohol should not have made her lose control of her vehicle and end up in 4-feet of water. The woman’s statements will be investigated.
“One of the main questions in this case is whether or not there was a breathalyzer test administered, and what the results were, plus, was the woman slurring her speech, staggering and failed any other roadside tests she was asked to perform. In short, if the driver did have a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher, she would be charged with DWI. A lever lower than .08 could be used as evidence she was DWI,” explained Monroe.
Whether or not the driver was impaired or intoxicated is relevant in terms of a civil lawsuit, as well as criminal charges. “Meaning, if the driver was negligent in driving her vehicle by also speeding or driving recklessly, she could be held liable in a wrongful death lawsuit,” added Monroe. Additionally, other factors may be included in any lawsuit the victim’s family chooses to file; for instance the condition and design of the road where the accident took place.
Should the family choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit, they may wish to find out about applying for pre-settlement funding from a litigation funding company. A lawsuit loan would assist them to pay their expenses, including funeral and burial costs, and allow them peace of mind while they wait for their case to be resolved. The plaintiff does not need to have a job, will not be asked to go through a credit check and only needs to provide the lawsuit loan company with the details of the case.
“Once the case has been assessed as a winner,” outlined Monroe, “the lawsuit funding is sent directly to the plaintiff’s bank within 24 – 48 hours. Once the cash arrives, they may use it to pay their bills, and with backup money in the bank, they can turn down insurance companies looking to settle fast and cheaply, at the expense of the plaintiff.”
Litigation Funding Corporation
29777 Telegraph Road, Suite 1310
Southfield, MI 48034
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