Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 12, 2013
Boston car accident attorney Mark E. Salomone said today that a recent news report about a drunk driving accident illustrates the serious consequences of driving while intoxicated and serves as a reminder that negligent behavior should not be tolerated.
According to the The Salem News (“School official gets probation in DUI crash,” August 1), a woman charged after a rear-end accident on the North Shore will spend two years on probation and face a license suspension after admitting to driving under the influence of alcohol.
The Salem News reports that the accident occurred at an Interstate 95 off-ramp in Danvers, MA after the driver of a Lexus rear-ended a Chevrolet Impala.
“While it’s fortunate that no injuries were reported in this particular instance, accidents involving intoxicated drivers can easily yield catastrophic results. Drunk drivers often become unpredictable and reckless when behind the wheel of a vehicle,” said Salomone, who represents victims of negligence and families who lost loved ones in accidents. “This report shows that people who are guilty of drunk driving will face repercussions. They must be held accountable for their reckless actions.”
According to the Salem News story, the driver of the Lexus – who was reported as driving erratically – tried to flee the scene of the accident. The driver of the Impala, however, physically held on to her gear shift knob to prevent her from driving away.
Police reports stated that while the driver initially denied being intoxicated, she later admitted to drinking vodka out of an open container in the car, the Salem News said. Furthermore, the article said that the driver failed field sobriety tests and had difficulty understanding her Miranda warning.
The Salem News said that the driver was placed on a two-year probation period and faces a three-month license suspension. She will be evaluated for alcohol treatment, and if necessary, attend an alcohol safety awareness program, according to the news report.
“Drunk driving is a crime that isn’t taken lightly in Massachusetts. Intoxicated drivers who cause injuries or death can also be named in a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the criminal charges,” said Salomone, a car accident lawyer in Boston. “The impact of a drunk driving accident on a victim can be devastating. A personal injury lawyer can help a victim or the victim’s fight for compensation. An attorney also can help send a message that drunk driving will not be tolerated on our Massachusetts roads.”
About The Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone
Serving clients throughout Massachusetts, the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone has a reputation for employing experienced, knowledgeable Massachusetts personal injury lawyers who fight vigorously for the rights of injured people. The firm has nine offices statewide located in Boston, Burlington, Framingham, Greenfield, Holyoke, Roxbury, Springfield, Ware and Worcester. The law firm’s areas of practice include auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, fall down accidents, dog attacks, dangerous drugs and other accidents. Attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone work on a contingency fee basis. That means clients only pay if they win.
The Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone’s Boston office is located at 60 State St., Boston, MA 02109. To schedule a free appointment or for more information, call (617) 338-4321 or toll free at (800) WIN-WIN-1 or visit the law firm’s web site at http://www.marksalomone.com.