The family of a woman killed by a drunk driver may feel a measure of relief at the conclusion of the sentencing phase of the trial in the matter. In a recent hearing, the woman found guilty of motor vehicle homicide while driving under the influence was sentenced to two years in jail for her role in the fatal car accident. Six months of that will be suspended. She will also be subjected to five years of supervised probation upon her release.
The family of a Massachusetts man killed in a 2006 car accident has finally reached a settlement with Universal Construction and TD&I, a licensed Massachusetts auto inspector. The settlement is for $750,000, which is to be divided among the man's wife and four children. The end of this long legal process may bring a sense of closure to the loved ones left behind by a terrible fatal car accident.
When an individual is injured as a result of a car crash in Massachusetts, he or she has a number of choices in terms of achieving justice in the matter. In some cases, criminal charges will result, and justice may come in the form of punitive measures following a conviction. In other cases, the results of a criminal trial are not sufficient to offset the pain and suffering that the car accident brought on, and victims seek out justice in a civil proceeding against the responsible party.
Massachusetts residents may have heard news of a recent car crash in Gloucester. The fatal car accident took place on a recent Saturday evening, and ended the life of a 52-year-old Ipswich woman. Charges have now been filed against the driver who struck the car in which the deceased was a passenger.