(PRWEB) November 07, 2013
After a December, 2012 hit and run accident leaving a Fort Bragg soldier dead, a 21 year-old woman was caught by Fayetteville police at a checkpoint. The car was noticeably damaged, which raised questions for police officers WNCN (10.3.13) reported and the Navy Times (9.19.13).
The goal of checkpoints, like the one that caught this woman, is to stop drunk driving before an accident of this nature. The "Booze It & Lose It" campaign run by North Carolina law enforcement officers successfully arrested over 2,800 drunk drivers over a two week period
According to a blog post from North Carolina Car Accident Attorney Blog, accidents caused by drinking and driving not only hurt or kill those involve, but also leave the driver facing criminal penalties. Victims don't always receive enough compensation from their insurance company to cover the extent of the damage and injuries.
When victims are faced with financial worries, due to the negligence of another, they often seek other sources of recovery, Auger comments.
Herb Auger provides commentary about the establishment providing the alcohol can be held liable for injuries. If found guilty of over serving a patron or serving an underage person, the negligent party may be held responsible for injuries caused due to an accident.
Auger states that even the person employed by the establishment serving the underage person or the intoxicated individual can be held responsible. It is unlawful to serve a minor or an intoxicated person and if the person serving the alcohol is found to have known the person they served was intoxicated or underage, they can be held liable, as well.
"Even a host of a private party can be found liable when an accident involving alcohol occurs," state Herb Auger of Auger & Auger. "Drinking and driving is a serious offense and when injuries are caused from an accident, it becomes an even larger issue."
About Herb Auger:
Herbert W. Auger, Esquire is a Charlotte motorcycle accident attorney with over 20 years of experience helping victims of auto accidents receive fair compensation. A founder of Auger & Auger law firm, Herb Auger believes in an aggressive results-oriented approach that maximizes the awards his clients receive. He can be contacted at:
Auger & Auger
717 S. Torrence Street
Charlotte, NC 28204