A tragic accident like the one in Riviera Beach should serve as a wake-up call to reckless drivers who drink alcohol or take drugs before getting behind the wheel.
West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 22, 2013
With an April car accident claiming five young lives and ruining another, West Palm Beach car accident attorney David Glatthorn said it’s important to remember that driving recklessly or impaired can have serious repercussions.
In a June 12 WPTV.com story titled “Jabari S. Kemp arrest: Driver accused of Blue Heron crash that killed five people in April,” it was reported that Jabari Kemp was arrested and faces ten counts of homicide, negligence, and manslaughter after allegedly causing an April 13 car accident that claimed the lives of five people.
According to the article, authorities said that Kemp was speeding and had run a red light in his Mercedes and hit a Lexus carrying the victims on the passenger side. Toxicology reports allegedly found that Kemp – who had been pulled over for speeding just hours before – was high on marijuana at the time of the deadly crash, according to WPTV.com.
“A tragic accident like the one in Riviera Beach should serve as a wake-up call to reckless drivers who drink alcohol or take drugs before getting behind the wheel,” said Glatthorn, who has represented victims seriously injured in car accidents.
According to a June 12 report from the Palm Beach Post titled “Judge: Man accused of causing wreck that killed five youths in Riviera Beach can be released on house arrest,” the 22-year-old suspect can be released on a $15,000 bond for each count he was arrested on and face house arrest while on trial. Kemp faces up to 75 years in prison, the news report states.
“An experienced car accident lawyer in south Florida knows the severity of these accidents and the long-term consequences they have for all who are involved,” Glatthorn said. “Whether the cause is a negligent or reckless driver or a mechanical defect that could be grounds for a product liability lawsuit, injuries sustained in a serious car accident can be complicated and might demand strong legal representation.”
About Attorney David Glatthorn
David Glatthorn has practiced law in south Florida since 1980. From trials involving car accidents, to slip and fall accidents, to negligent security injuries, Glatthorn has earned a reputation as one of the area’s top civil trial lawyers. In fact, Glatthorn is a member of the prestigious “Million Dollar Advocates Forum,” reserved for lawyers who have obtained verdicts totaling a million dollars or more – a distinction held by only one percent of lawyers across the nation. His case results speak for themselves.
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David Glatthorn has an office located at 506-A Datura St., West Palm Beach FL, 33401. Visit http://www.davidglatthornlaw.com.