While jail time and a revoked license are good deterrents, they don't restore losses to the victims. That's why a civil suit is appropriate.
(PRWEB) August 05, 2013
A bride was killed and her newlywed husband seriously injured when they were struck by an allegedly drunk driver last week. Criminal charges against the driver have been filed, but car accident attorney and victim advocate John Tenn says a lawsuit could help the grieving family.
Brian and Leah Preiss were married in their native Minnesota and took a road trip to New England for their honeymoon, according to Boston CBS. Their car was hit in Rollinsford by a man who was driving erratically and has now been charged with vehicular homicide.
“Usually when we hear talk of punishing drunk drivers, the focus is on criminal charges,” said Tenn, the founder of Tenn And Tenn law firm. “While jail time and a revoked license are good deterrents, they don't restore losses to the victims.”
According to Boston WBZ TV (7.23.13) the driver who hit them had been drinking at an anniversary party where he got into a fight. Investigators said he hit four cars as he pulled out of the parking lot at the party. Another motorist saw him driving erratically and had already called 911 minutes before the accident, police say.
“This is a case where one man's bad decisions cost another human being her life and a lifetime of happiness,” Tenn said. “A case cannot erase that, but it can help her husband pay for medical costs, funeral costs and the financial impact on their life.”
About John Tenn:
John J. Tenn is an accomplished New Hampshire personal injury lawyer and family law attorney who helped found the Tenn and Tenn law firm. Tenn has successfully represented numerous clients injured in accidents, winning compensation to offset their medical bills, lost wages and suffering. He can be contacted at:
Tenn And Tenn P.A.
16 High St., Suite 3
Manchester, New Hampshire 03101