West Virginia Metro News reported today that a pedestrian was struck and killed by a drunk driver around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday. The story is here. The driver of the vehicle was arrested and charged with DUI causing death. The accident occurred at the intersection of Don Knotts Boulevard and Dorsey Avenue.
When the victim of a DUI has been killed, the family of the victim should consult with an experienced DUI fatality lawyer about making a wrongful death claim. It is absolutely critical in a DUI fatality case to investigate every type of insurance that could be available. The insurance of the drunk driver is an obvious place for recovery in this type of tragic accident. However, many people do not know that they could be covered under their own underinsured motorist insurance policy. This would depend on the policy language, which is why it is absolutely critical in a DUI fatality accident that an experienced attorney look at the case.
Another potential source of recovery is the bar that served the person alcohol or even an individual who provided alcohol to the drunk driver. These issues should all be discussed with your lawyer.
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If your family has suffered the loss of a loved one due to a DUI accident in West Virginia, contact Rist Law Offices to discuss your case. There is no charge to discuss a case, no matter how long it takes. We handle all DUI accident victim cases on a contengency fee basis, which means there is no fee unless the case is settled or won in court.
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