Georgia State Patrol Officers Arrest Woman Following Fatal Crash
Officers with the Georgia State Patrol arrested the driver who fatally struck a motorcyclist on Whitemarsh Island on August 19. Police say that 75-year-old Alice Thomson-Cane was driving a Volvo and pulled out in front of 39-year-old Clinton Jones at Mapmaker Lane and U.S. 80, as she was trying to turn left. Jones’ Harley Davidson motorcycle crashed into the side of Thomson-Cane’s Volvo. Jones passed away from his injuries.
Georgia State Patrol arrested Thomson-Caine on charges of vehicular homicide, DUI, and failure to yield after stopping at a stop sign.
Lawsuits For Families of Drunk Driving Victims
Victims of drunk drivers and the families of those killed by drunk drivers deserve justice. Here are some thoughts on the legal options for DUI victims and their families from lawyer Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney:
When an innocent person gets killed or injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, it’s important to both seek accountability from those responsible and to help victims recover the financial compensation that they need for damages related to their injuries. Drunk driving is a clear case of negligence, which means that the victims of drunk drivers (and the surviving families of fatal DUI accident victims) often have grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the drunk driver.
Additionally, Georgia and many other states have dram shop laws which allow alcohol vendors (like bars, restaurants, liquor stores, etc.) to be held liable for damages in certain types of drunk driving accidents. Specifically, these vendors can be held liable if they serve alcohol to someone who is noticeably intoxicated if the vendor knows that that person will be driving that night. Additionally, vendors can be held liable for serving alcohol to a minor under age 21.
Georgia also has social host liability laws. These laws allow hosts of private gatherings and parties to be held liable under the same circumstances – if they serve someone visibly intoxicated who they know will be driving or if they serve a minor under age 21.
Establishing third party liability and determining how much financial compensation you deserve will require assistance from an experienced drunk driving victim lawyer.
Intersection of Fatal DUI Motorcycle Crash in Savannah