The dangers of driving under the influence are well-documented, and the decision to get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can have fatal consequences.
Lexington, KY (PRWEB) August 28, 2013
Reacting to the news of a recent fatal Lebanon accident, Lexington KY personal injury lawyer Rob Shelton said today that it’s important for drivers to remember the tragic consequences that can result from a drunk driving accident.
According to WKYT (“One dead, another in jail after truck hits ATV,” August 12), the driver of an ATV was fatally injured after his vehicle was struck by a pickup truck. A 14-year-old passenger on the ATV suffered non-life threatening injuries, WKYT said.
“The dangers of driving under the influence are well-documented, and the decision to get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can have fatal consequences,” said Shelton, whose firm represents victims of negligence and families who lost loved ones in accidents. “We’ve seen first-hand how these careless decisions by drunk drivers can have a long-term, devastating impact on Kentucky families.”
WKYT said that the accident occurred on KY 208 in Lebanon around 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 11. The driver of the pickup truck allegedly crossed the center line, striking the ATV traveling in the opposite lane. The pickup truck’s driver was arrested on the scene and charged with DUI and aggravated circumstances, according to the report.
“Generally speaking, drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs pose an immediate, serious danger to other drivers on the road. However, when a drunk driver is involved in an accident with an ATV, motorcycle, bicyclist or pedestrian, the consequences can be especially grave,” said Shelton, a car accident lawyer in Lexington, KY. “Drunk driving will not be tolerated in the state of Kentucky, and negligent drivers will be brought to justice. A personal injury attorney can protect the rights of the victim and send a clear message that such behavior will not be tolerated in Kentucky.”
About the Shelton Law Group
Attorney Rob Shelton is a Kentucky auto accident lawyer who fights to protect the rights of those injured due to car and truck accidents, workplace injuries, dangerous products, nursing home abuse, and many other acts of negligence. Recognized by the Kentucky Trial Court Review since 1998 as one of Kentucky’s top 10 lawyers, Shelton also is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a distinction reserved for a small percentage of trial lawyers nationwide who have obtained verdicts or settlements for clients totaling $2 million or more. Attorney Shelton also puts his unique experience as an insurance company representative to use when working with his clients to develop a solid, successful legal strategy.
If you’re looking for information on what to do if you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, call 888-761-7204 for a free case evaluation.
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