Wrongful Death: Goose Creek Felony DUI

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A Goose Creek woman has been charged with felony driving under the influence after a wreck on Interstate 26 killed a passenger in her vehicle. The Highway Patrol charged 20-year-old Evelyn Freeman after the wreck in North Charleston early Wednesday. Charleston County Deputy Coroner Brittney Martin says 28-year-old Terrall Freeman of North Charleston died at the scene. Martin says she doesn't think the driver and victim were related. Witnesses told dispatchers the sports utility vehicle had been speeding and swerving shortly before the crash in the median. Officials say the wreck threw Terrall Freeman into the highway, where he was hit by another car. The maximum penalty for felony DUI is 25 years in prison. It wasn't clear if Evelyn Freeman has an attorney. Read more: https://www.thetandd.com/news/local/state-and-regional/article_d29787d2-a8a1-11e0-b2fb-001cc4c03286.html#ixzz1RWNW8bFC

What is Felony DUI?

A felony DUI comprises more serious circumstances than simply exceeding blood alcohol limits. Felony DUI points to a driver causing bodily harm to one or more individuals. If a driver is responsible for an accident resulting in injury or death to someone else, the driver can anticipate felony charges. The 25 year maximum penalty is related to the criminal charge. The family of the victim may cause to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the accused. A wrongful death lawsuit claims that the victim was killed as a result of negligence (or other type of unjust action) on the part of the person or entity being sued, and that the victim's survivors are entitled to monetary damages as a result of the improper conduct.

Personal Injury from Felony DUI

In this instance, the personal injuryaction would be referred to as a wrongful death lawsuit. The charge of felony dui is often cause for other personal injury claims that did not result in death. If a drunk driver caused bodily harm requiring medical attention, future treatment or chiropractic care, they can be hel liable for the associate medical expenses. It may also be possible to recover loss wages if the injuries resulted in missing work. The Clore Law Group routinely helps people in Goose Creek. Contact the Clore Law Group in Charleston SC if you or some one you love was injured by a person who has been charged with felony DUI.

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