Father from West Virginia is Charged with DUI in Accident that Injured His Four-year-old Daughter
The saddest cases I deal with as a Chesapeake car accident injury lawyer are those in which children are seriously hurt or killed.
Recently I was shocked to read a case from Ohio in which a little girl from Huntington, West Virginia (WV) ended up with serious injuries after her father crashed his car.
It’s bad enough if a mistake or carelessness led to an injury to a child but Ohio State Highway Patrol says the father was driving under the influence when he crashed, reported WSAZ3.
According to reports the girl’s mother is fighting to make sure the father pays. She wants the full force of the criminal law to be brought against the father and I wouldn’t be surprised if a lawsuit for damages to pay for the child’s medical care and the future impact of the injuries, will be forthcoming.
“She’s got 100-plus stitches in her head and a broken femur bone,” the child’s mother Danielle Brooks told the TV station.
“She’s in a body cast from her chest all the way down her legs,” Brooks said.
The mother is collecting signatures against the girl’s father.
As experienced Chesapeake children’s injury lawyers we are used to helping young clients who have been hurt through no fault of their own.
See our Virginia DUI accident injury lawyers’ advice on drunk driving accidents.
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