The parents of the 22-year old Nils Yannick Linke, the young man who was killed on Masonic Avenue last August after being run down by a negligent driver, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The complaint describes the sad details of the accident, from the behavior of the two defendants before the accident to their behavior after the accident –when they left the defendant for dead. The story goes like this: At approximately 7:30p.m., defendants and over the following two hour time period consumed alcoholic beverages including two bottles of wine, a champagne cocktail, a beer, and two shots of liquor. The defendants left the restaurant at approximately 10 p.m. and drove while intoxicated. After striking Nils the defendants got out of car and saw Nils lying in the street, convulsing and bleeding. At that point they moved the bicycle to the sidewalk and returned to the car without rendering aid to Nils. Then they fled the scene at a high rate of speed, without contacting emergency personnel. Shortly after, they were stopped by the police, whereby they performed a driving under the influence investigation. Even though it had been two hours since the accident, it was determined that the defendant’s blood alcohol level was 0.10, and also tested positive for cannabinoids.
The parents allege that the defendants acted with conscious and deliberate disregard of the rights, safety, and interests of others by voluntarily commencing and thereafter continuing to consume alcoholic beverages to the point of intoxication knowing from the outset that one of them must thereafter operate a vehicle. They also allege that because of their negligent, careless, reckless, wonton behavior and that because they decided to unlawfully drive and operate a vehicle, that they be held liable for general, specific, and punitive damages; for interest to the extent allowable by law; for the costs of the suit; and for such further relief as the Court may deem proper.
Here at the Brod Law Firm, we don’t feel there is really anything left to say, except that we hope Nil’s family is fully compensated for there loss and that they are able to move past this tragedy in there own time.
If your loved one died due to the negligence of another person or if you have questions regarding wrongful death and personal injury law, please contact our firm. We have over 10 years experience handling wrongful death cases and know how to win you the compensation you deserve.