20-year-old Reyes Miranda pleaded not guilty in the death of a teen aged passenger who died in a Nov 8th car accident after the Mustang he was driving went off road.  Police allege that the Miranda was driving under the influence when he went off East Vista Road near Mason, crashed through a bus shelter and rolled over. Miranda was charged with vehicular manslaughter of 17-year-old Gerardo Chacon who was thrown from the car upon impact and killed. The suspect registered a blood alcohol content of .08 percent and could get up to six years in prison.

Even if Miranda receives the six year sentence, it won’t bring the victim back, but justice can help families receive a small measure of closure. Surviving loved ones members can also pursue the matter in civil court via a wrongful death lawsuit. This allows loved ones to receive financial reparation for the irreplaceable loss and provides another avenue of punishment.

If a drunk driver has stolen the life and future of a valued loved one, you can hold the guilty party accountable by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.  The legal team at our sponsoring firm is experienced with such litigation and can assist you in receiving the justice you deserve.  Contact their law offices today to learn what you can do when a drunk driver’s careless actions results in the loss of a beloved family member.