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Drunk and Drugged Driver Kills Motorcyclist Reports Austin Personal Injury Lawyer

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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 16, 2012 The woman in this drunk driving debacle killed a man while she was under the influence of several substances.

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                                   Drunk and Drugged Driver Kills Motorcyclist Reports Austin
                                   Personal Injury Lawyer
                                   Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 16, 2012 – The woman in this drunk driving debacle killed a man while
                                   she was under the influence of several substances.

                                   “You’d think people would get the point that you don’t drink and drive, as it is a recipe for an accident,
                                   and that is what happened here,” explained Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of The Lee Law
                                   Firm in Austin, Texas. “The 24-year-old woman in this instance was driving under the influence of booze and
                                   prescription drugs when she clipped a biker on the highway.”

                                   The man was taken to the hospital, and doctors thought he had a chance to pull through after his emergency
                                   surgery. He died a few days later, with the autopsy showing he died from a pulmonary embolism – a blockage in
                                   the main artery of the lung.

                                   The woman was pregnant at the time of the accident, and her blood alcohol content was .251. Her tests also
                                   showed she had opiates and anti-anxiety medications onboard at the time of the accident. “What is so startling
                                   about this case is that here is this woman, loaded on medications mixed with booze, and she is driving. What on
                                   earth would make her think that was a wise thing to do?” asked Lee.

                                   The upshot of this accident is the woman faces a three-year prison term for homicide by motor vehicle, and that
                                   is the minimum term she could possibly get from the courts. This was not the only thing she was charged with
                                   though. She was cited for DUI, accidents causing death and four counts of driving under the influence. “In short,
                                   the police mostly threw the book at her,” Lee commented.

                                   As a result of this horrendous situation, the courts ordered the woman not to have any contact with the victim’s
                                   family; a restriction that barred her from apologizing. Her attorney apologized for her, and while the expression of
                                   sympathy was likely well meaning, the man is dead and his family in shock.

                                   “Basically, but for the negligence of the woman in this case, the man who died would still be alive today. The
                                   woman has been in drug and alcohol treatment programs and attending counseling sessions. Again, all well and
                                   good, but with her existing priors, including a charge for assault, no one is sure whether or not this will happen
                                   again, and if another innocent person will lose their lives,” added Lee.

                                   “Not all drunk driving cases are like this one. There may be similarities, but each one is ultimately different. What
                                   does remain the same is that someone’s life has been destroyed or derailed. Those victims need a voice to
                                   speak on their behalf, and to defend their rights in court. If you have been in a situation like this, call me. Let’s
                                   talk. You deserve justice, and adequate compensation for your injuries,” Lee insisted.

                                   To learn more, visit Austin personal injury lawyer and http://www.rwleelaw.com.

                                   The Lee Law Firm
                                   11824 Jollyville Road, Suite 302
                                   Austin, Texas 78759
                                   Phone: 512.478.8080




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