Woman Sentenced to Three Years for Deadly Adams Morgan Car Accident

By Peter DePaolis

Earlier this month, a DC Superior Court judge sentenced a young mother to three years and four months in prison in connection with the fatal Adams Morgan auto accident last fall that killed one person. She will also have to complete 500 hours of community service. The woman had left an all-you-can-drink happy hour when she drove her car into a group of graduate students in Adams Morgan at 18th Street and Florida.

One of the students died six days after the accident when doctors removed her from life support. According to the driver’s personal injury lawyer, her last drink at the bar was a Green Zombie, which contains 190 proof grain alcohol. Her blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit at the time of the accident. Her attorney said his client originally had a designated driver but she left the bar.

The victim attended Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Her family filed a $20 million lawsuit against the driver, her mother and the bar that served her drinks.

Contact a Washington, D.C. personal injury attorney for important information about what to do after a car accident. You have the right to financial compensation for your injuries and Paulette Chapman at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P. can represent you in a personal injury lawsuit against the person responsible for your pain and suffering.

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.