On February 2, 2008, Kenneth Keith, was driving his pickup truck while drunk and crossed over the center line and hit a car being driven by Tech Sgt. John W. Templin. Sgt. Templin was stationed at Kessler Air Force base at the time in Biloxi, MS. The accident caused by the drunk driver resulted in Sgt. Templin's death. The drunk driver was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
The family of Sgt. Templin can make a claim against the driver's insurance company, but they also may be able to make a claim against the bar or store that sold the alcohol to the drunk driver. This is called liquor liability and is often overlooked by most people and some attorneys.
The family would have to prove that the driver was visibly intoxicated when the bar or store sold the alcohol to the driver. If the family can prove this evidence through witnesses or credit card receipts or any other kind of evidence, then a claim can be made. A Mississippi Accident Lawyer who has experience in handling these types of cases is crucial because they are difficult cases to win. If you know of someone who has been killed or injured by a drunk driver and have some questions, call Paul Snow at 601-969-1977 to discuss your legal rights or contact us online. We offer a FREE consultation to see if you have a case. Don't wait until it is too late, call now.
Information provided by Mississippi Accident Lawyer Paul Snow.