Man sentenced for 1 cyclist’s death and injuries to a second
After you’re hit by a motorist, you typically have a civil lawsuit and potentially a criminal lawsuit filed. A civil lawsuit is how you or family members claim for the money needed to compensate them for the death or injuries suffered. A criminal lawsuit is how the person responsible for those injuries is held accountable. Usually, you only have to be concerned about the civil aspects of your case, though you may have to testify in a criminal case.
Watch For Cyclists On Roads
This case shows how important it is for drivers to be wary of cyclists on the roads. A man accused of being under the influence of multiple drugs during an accident that resulted in death has been found guilty of criminally negligent homicide without impairment along with second-degree assault. Criminally negligent homicide is considered to be a misdemeanor, while second-degree assault is a Class C felony. The homicide charge could result in up to a year in jail, while one to 10 years in prison is the penalty for a Class C felony.