The dad of 19-year-old Julia Gauthier is suing her boyfriend and his mom for Massachusetts wrongful death. Gauthier died in a Lynn car accident on March 21 when the Toyota 4Runner SUV that her boyfriend, 19-year-old Christopher Maxson, was driving flipped over.
Maxson is accused of speeding, driving drunk, and driving through a stop sign before crashing his mother’s sport utility vehicle into three parked cars, which caused his vehicle to flip over. Gauthier was thrown from the Toyota. She went through the sunroof before landing on the pavement. Gauthier was pronounced dead at the Massachusetts car accident site.
Maxson, a Marblehead resident, has pleaded not guilty to charges of drunken driving, motor vehicle homicide while driving drunk, failing to stop, and driving to endanger.
In his Salem wrongful death lawsuit, Marc Gauthier is accusing Maxson and his mom of gross negligence and negligence. Marc is suing the Marblehead’s teen mother for letting her son drive the SUV.
Marc’s Boston injury lawyer says that the Massachusetts wrongful death complaint was filed quickly because it was necessary to get a temporary restraining order to preserve evidence on the Toyota. It is imperative that the vehicle not be sent to a body shop until an accident expert can examine it.
Car Crash Evidence
As the Boston, Massachusetts injury victim or the relative of the person that died, you will want all traffic crash evidence preserved. If you or someone you love were seriously injured in a Boston car accident, your Massachusetts injury lawyer can retain the services of accident reconstructionists that know how to analyze the traffic crash site and determine what caused the collision.
Reconstructionists can determine not only what caused a Salem car accident, but they can identify the contributing factors, such as any vehicle defects, the roles played by the motorists involved, and any road defects or traffic-related issues. Obtaining the police accident report and getting the victim’s medical records are also important.
Father files lawsuit in crash that killed his daughter, The Salem News, April 2, 2010
Accident reconstructionists vital part of police team, The Newsstar.com, April 5, 2010
Related Web Resources:
Car Accidents Overview, Justia
Personal Injury, Nolo