The man that killed a young girl in a fatal Maryland DUI accident has pled guilty and will now serve time in prison, according to an ABC7 report. A Maryland resident, his wife, and two granddaughters were driving down Interstate 270 when their jeep was hit from behind by the drunk driver, resulting in the death of one of the granddaughters. The man was speeding at the time of the accident, going approximately 88 to 99 mph. Though the driver, in this case, pled guilty to MD vehicular manslaughter charges and is serving eight years in prison, the family has now hired an attorney to sue the owners of the restaurant where the driver was reportedly served 17 beers before getting into his Land Rover and causing the deadly crash.
Maryland is one of the few states that do not allow bars or restaurants to be sued for irresponsibly serving alcohol to customers, but the family of the deceased little girl hopes to change the law with this suit. Presently, 37 states have laws which allow restaurants and bars to be sued by victims and families of drunk drivers; Maryland and Virginia are two states that don’t. The grandfather of the 10-year-old girl hopes that tougher laws will hopefully prevent more innocent people from being killed, and urges bartenders and those who serve alcohol to be more conscious of what they are doing. This case may lead to other parties, in addition to the drunk driver, being held responsible and partially to blame for DUI accidents.
Though DUI accidents can have serious consequences, including lost lives, the Waldorf DUI attorneys of Alpert Schreyer believe anyone facing Maryland drunk driving charges deserves the opportunity for a fair trial. Drunk driving charges can adversely impact a person’s personal and professional life, so it is extremely important that you hire an experienced, aggressive DUI defense attorney to help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case. Please call (301) 321-7277 for a free case evaluation with one of our top-rated DUI defense lawyers today.