On behalf of The Frickey Law Firm, posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2012.
A person’s life can change drastically in an instant. When a person causes someone else’s life to change, that instant be a source of guilt for years to come. Car accidents which involve alcohol can be painful for anyone impacted by the accident and the person who allegedly caused the accident.
A young Colorado woman was sentenced to serve a 10-year prison sentence for causing an accident that killed a young mother last year. The woman will then be on parole for an additional five years. The woman who was sentenced was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. The mother who was killed left behind a daughter who is now 13.
Drunk driving charges are serious; even one trip in the car while under the influence of alcohol can change multiple lives forever. The sentenced woman stated, “I have not moved on. I am still there.” Meanwhile, the young mother’s daughter said that the sentenced woman “ruined my life.”
People on both sides of this case are in pain and will live with the consequences of the accident forever. When a child loses her mother, her life is altered in a way that cannot be reversed. She loses the security of knowing that her mother will be there when she has a question or needs someone to listen. In addition, the daughter loses the financial support of a parent.
The family members supporting the young mother’s daughter will undoubtedly face additional costs they had not anticipated before the mother’s death. Ensuring that compensation for these expenses is attained is important for the family of the deceased woman. Seeking legal advice after an accident like this one may help a family achieve financial stability and move closer to a sense of closure.
Source: Denver Post, “Wrong-way DUI driver gets 10 years for killing young Denver mom,” Jessica Fender, Aug. 16, 2012