On December 17, 2011, 32-year-old Quentin Gregory Miller was killed in a South Carolina car accident early in the morning. While driving on a bridge in Charleston, he was struck from behind by the highly intoxicated driver, Adam Joseph Brunelle. Brunelle was the assistant manager of the restaurant, Charleston's Husk, at the time, and had spent the evening drinking at their bar before he decided to get behind the wheel. When police arrived at the scene of the accident, it was discovered that Brunelle's blood alcohol concentration was at 0.24%—which is three times the legal limit of 0.08% in South Carolina.
As a result, the family of the victim has since decided to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the restaurant that continued to serve the man until well past their closing time of 2 a.m. As of now, the owner of the restaurant, Neighborhood Dining Group, as well as Peerless Indemnity Insurance Company, will be responsible for paying the victim's parents and common law wife $1.1 million to settle the wrongful death suit that has been filed against them. The intoxicated driver will not be void of accountability either, however, as he has already been charged with a felony count of driving under the influence.
If you have been involved in a drunk driving accident at the hands of an irresponsible driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, as well. Drunk driving accidents account for an astounding percentage of all traffic accidents, and subsequent fatalities, so it is the right of the victims to follow up with a civil suit. Negligence and recklessness is not tolerated on the roadways, so do not hesitate to take the appropriate legal action. By contacting an experienced
personal injury attorney from our firm, you will be one step closer to recovering the compensation that you deserve.