Drunk Driving Accidents

Driving under the influence of alcohol or a narcotic (DUI) is a common cause of catastrophic accidents on South Florida’s Roadways.  A driver who consumes alcohol or a narcotic and drives not only commits a crime, but if he causes an injury may be civilly liable, including punitive damages.

The Ben Law Firm Drunk Driving Accident

Drunk drivers place everyone at risk.  The Ben Law Firm vigorously pursues drunk drivers to not only compensatory damages, but punitive damages as well.

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Jury awards $13 Million in hit-run death of boy

Miami Herald

The parents of a Hallandale boy killed 19 months ago by an allegedly drunk driver were awarded $13 Million in damages Wednesday by a Broward County jury.

“I think the jury was trying to send a message that if you drink and drive, they’re going to make you pay” said Larry Ben, the family’s attorney.

Bryan Jonathan Bernier, 15, a freshman at Hallandale High School, died May 14, 1994, after he was hit by a van on Hallandale Beach Boulevard just west of Interstate 95 in Pembroke Park.

Police believe a van driven by Joseph Monroe Eule of Hallandale struck Bernier from behind as the boy sat at a red light on his motor scooter. Eule allegedly fled to Dade County and abandoned the van just south of Ives Dairy Road.

Eule is in jail awaiting trial on criminal charges stemming from the accident.

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The Ben Law Firm Drunk Driving Accidents

If you or someone you love was injured or killed by a drunk driver, you can request a free consultation with our firm to review your legal options. Please complete our online contact form or call us at 954-961-2055.