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Florida woman killed by driver with 3 DUI charges in 2 years

A woman died from her injuries in a car crash that took place on Lakewood Boulevard when she was out shopping for party supplies on May 18. Her 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee was struck in the left turn lane by a 2002 Jaguar S-type going west on Davis Boulevard. The 24-year-old driver of the Jaguar was from East Naples, Florida. He was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.04, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Although the man's BAC was below the legal point of impairment, he reportedly had drugs in his system too. His driving record also contained two previous offenses of driving under the influence. Collier County Sheriff's deputies had arrested him for drunk driving on Interstate 75 in 2013, and he was convicted of the charge. In another incident, he crashed an SUV into a palm tree and fled Marco Island police officers, who arrested him after he failed a sobriety test.

When someone loses a loved one in a drunk driving accident, the survivor might have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. Drunk driving shows negligence on the part of the driver who may then be liable for compensation for damages.

A survivor has the option of consulting with an attorney to see if a lawsuit has potential to recover damages from the negligent driver or insurance company. A wrongful death suit typically seeks compensation for funeral expenses, medical expenses and lost income to the household. Other damages, such as loss of companionship, may also be possible.

Source:Naples Daily News, "Man faces DUI manslaughter charge 9 months after fatal crash," Feb. 9, 2015

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