Pending payment of $25,000 cash bail, the judge ordered that the woman would be placed under house arrest. She was also ordered to not operate a car until the case is over. The accident is still under investigation, and the woman may face more charges when she returns to court in January.
Unfortunately, not everyone on the road is always attentive, especially in an age when drivers may be using a cell phone while driving. In addition to the woman being charged by authorities, the victims and their families may seek a civil action for personal injury or wrongful death. Victims of car accidents may be entitled to financial compensation for damages, medical costs, and pain and suffering caused by the crash. Such victims often to seek the help of an attorney to represent them in making these personal injury claims.
Source: MyFoxBoston.com, “Gloucester woman arraigned for fatal car crash,” Dec. 17, 2012