In mid-December a 32-year-old man, Q. Miller, was hit and killed in a car crash that took place on a bridge near Charleston. The early morning collision was caused when driver A.J. Brunelle struck Miller's vehicle from behind. The impact caused Miller's car to burst into flames and, according to police, the victim died at the scene. Brunelle, an assistant manager of Husk restaurant in Charleston, was charged with driving under the influence at the time of the crash.
The fiery crash that wrongfully killed Miller has been difficult for friends and family to deal with, and Miller's loss is still being felt by those who knew and loved him. In reaction, Miller's family has filed a lawsuit against the Husk restaurant, claiming wrongful death. According to reports, Brunelle's blood alcohol content (BAC) was .24 – three times the legal limit. The family has also made allegations that Husk allowed its assistant manager to drink alcohol at the restaurant past the state's legal bar closing time (2 a.m.) and well past the restaurant's official closing time. The family has taken these unsettling facts to court and is now suing the up-and-coming gourmet restaurant for its responsibility in the wrongful death of their loved one.
Unfortunately, fatality accidents such as the one involving Miller and Brunelle are not uncommon. In fact, many drunk driving accidents end fatally for a victim that was not even at fault. If you have lost a loved in any type of accident for which the victim is not to blame, you can employ the skills of a North Carolina personal injury lawyer to help you take action. Your loved one no longer has the means to stand up for what is right, but you still can, and we are here to help. Contact a North Carolina wrongful death attorney from Lanier Law Group, P.A. to learn more.