Hampton, VA - Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Drunk Driver on W. Pembroke Ave

A drunk driver was arrested following a fatal pedestrian accident on Sunday, June 11th. According to local police, 32-year-old Corey S. Holland, a resident of Hampton, was charged with driving under the influence and is currently being held at the Hampton City Jail. 

Officers were notified of the deadly accident in the 1200th block of West Pembroke Avenue at about 12:30 a.m.  

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Upon their arrival, they discovered an adult male pedestrian who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. Sadly, he died at the scene. The victim’s identity has not yet been released as police are still attempting to notify his family. 

The driver of the striking vehicle initially fled the scene but has since been apprehended. 

Pedestrian accidents, particularly those that result in wrongful death, are utterly devastating for the victim as well as their family. This is especially true when the accident was caused by an intentionally negligent act, such as driving under the influence. If you were injured or lost a loved one in an accident caused by a drunk driver, we urge you to contact a Virginia personal injury lawyer from Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp and schedule your free consultation as soon as possible.  

Injuries Caused by Drunk Drivers 

Injuries sustained during a drunk driving accident are usually more severe than in other types of traffic accidents. Due to impairment, a drunk driver can easily lose control of their vehicle resulting in a vehicle rollover or a head-on collision. 

The injuries most frequently sustained during a drunk driving accident are:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Damage to the spinal cord
  • Paralysis
  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic amputations
  • Soft tissue injuries, like whiplash
  • Wrongful death

No victim or family should be forced to carry the economic burden of their own damages, or their loved one’s fatal injuries. We can help you bring the intoxicated driver to account for their negligent actions. The insurance company is going to do everything in its power to unfairly minimize your financial compensation in order to protect its bottom line. Our Virginia drunk driving injury lawyers have the experience and the skill needed to fight the insurance company and collect the maximum amount of financial compensation available for your injuries or your family member’s death.

We Can Help You Collect Damages After Being Injured by a Drunk Driver

Our lawyers have helped numerous DUI accident victims and their families, and we understand how overwhelming and frustrating the personal injury process can be. We know that you are facing significant hardship while you are recovering from your injuries. When we manage your case, we will seek financial compensation for damages such as: 

  • Medical expenses
  • Physical therapy costs
  • Lost income and diminished earning capacity
  • Wrongful death damages if the accident was fatal 

Punitive Damages for Drunk Drivers 

Unlike the damages listed above, punitive damages are non-compensatory. Rather, these damages are awarded to the victim or their family and are intended to punish the defendant for behavior that is considered grossly negligent. They are also meant to discourage others from engaging in similar conduct.   

Victims of Virginia drunk driving accidents could also be eligible to recover punitive damages from the driver and their insurance company if the intoxicated driver refused to take a blood test or had a blood-alcohol level of .15% or higher. In these cases, punitive damages would be presumed.

Have You Been the Victim of a Drunk Driver?

Even though it is against the law in all 50 states, drivers who are under the influence are one of the leading causes of traffic accidents in the United States. Not only are 100% of drunk driving accidents entirely avoidable, but they often produce catastrophic, or even fatal injuries. At Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp, our Virginia personal injury lawyers strive to ensure that the rights of drunk driving accident victims are protected. We seek the maximum amount of financial compensation in every single case we take on.  

If you were injured or lost a loved one in an accident caused by a drunk driver, it is important that you have an experienced attorney by your side. Call our law offices at (833) 997-1774 to schedule your free case review today. 

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