Three Injured Grandchildren After DWI Crash in Charlotte

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A grandmother faces DWI charges after flipping her vehicle on Interstate 85 and injuring her three grandchildren. Herb Auger stated that the woman will be held responsible for the crash and will face stiff criminal penalties.

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Usually, the person responsible for causing the accident must cover all the medical costs.

Shannette Renato Strickland, 43, was driving while impaired on I-85 when her vehicle flipped causing a total of five injuries. Her three grandchildren and her pregnant daughter were all hospitalized after the crash WSOC TV reported.

Strickland has been charged with a DWI and faces charges of reckless endangerment and child abuse. She was treated for non-life-threatening injuries as stated in the WSOC TV article.

WSOC TV reported that the accident happened around 9pm on Saturday, August 3, 2013 as Strickland was driving southbound on I-85. She swerved and the vehicle overturned near Freedom Drive. Jessica Adams, 23, Strickland's daughter, was pregnant and in the vehicle, along with a 2-year-old and two other children. The car seat the 2-year-old was strapped into was ejected from the vehicle.

All five victims were transported to Carolinas Medical Center Main and treated for injuries. Two patients sustained non-life-threatening injuries, while two sustained potentially life-threatening injuries stated WSOC TV. The final victim suffered a life-threatening injury.

"Usually, the person responsible for causing the accident must cover all the medical costs," stated Herb Auger of Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law. It’s unknown whether the victims in the accident have obtained legal counsel yet.

According to Augur, victims don't like to take legal action against their families, but with two victims facing life-threatening injuries, the medical costs may be too high to avoid seeking legal compensation.

"The legal system is set up to protect victims and make them financially whole again," says Auger. "Even when it involves family, the person responsible must pay for the damages caused."

About Herb Auger:

Herbert W. Auger, Esquire is a Charlotte Personal Injury Lawyer 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
Suite 101
Charlotte, NC 28204

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