According to nwi.com, on July 17th around 4 a.m., Daryl Garrett was driving on I-94 southbound near 73rd Street in Chicago, Illinois when he did not slow down and hit another vehicle on the interstate.
The victim’s car immediately burst into flames and the driver died at the scene. Garrett was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
Garrett was allegedly driving under the influence at the time of the crash. He was arrested for aggravated DUI death.
Attorney contributor, Brian Kent, helps those in New Jersey who have been hit by drunk drivers. recover the financial compensation they deserve. Brian has offered his insight on the legal options available to these victims and their families:
Victims can sue the drunk driver who injured them directly in a personal injury lawsuit, but sometimes there is another way to receive financial compensation. New Jersey and other states have dram shop laws. These third-party liability laws, depending on the case, make it possible to file a lawsuit against alcohol vendors for serving a drunk driver prior to a crash.
According to New Jersey’s dram shop law, an alcohol vendor or a private social host can be sued if: