Settlement Reached For Fatal Car Accident Trial

One doesn’t need to be a skilled Ohio injury lawyer to know that the consequences of any type of motor vehicle accident are difficult to bear. Not only do auto collisions often result in significant personal injury (or even death), but the at-fault driver may sometimes face criminal charges for their role in the crash.

Such are the cirumstances surrounding a fatal 2011 multi-vehicle Ohio car accident that resulted in the death of one.

On August 19th, Parrish Quarterman was driving his tractor-trailer on the interstate when he ran the stop sign at State St. 199. Upon ignoring the traffic signal, Quarterman blew through the intersection and struck Lisa Emahiser of Luckey, Ohio. According to reports from law enforcement officials, Quarterman was driving under the influence–drug tests showed that he had marijuana in his system when the collision occurred.

Quarterman was taken to trial for Emahiser’s death, finally reaching a settlement this past week. He was sentenced to five years in prison and to pay a $375 fine.

While justice may have been served for Emahiser’s family, their pain is far from over as nothing will bring Lisa back to life. This case serves as a true testiment to how important it is to designate a sober driver when one has been drinking. If one fails to do so, both personal injury and criminal charges could follow.

Parrish Quarterman, was sentenced five years in prison and to pay a $375 fine after causing a fatal accident in Wood County last year. The accident occurred on August 19, when a tractor-trailer rig that was driven by Mr. Quarterman ran a stop sign at State St. 199 killing Lisa Emahiser, of Luckey, Ohio.

Parrish Quarterman pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a motor vehicle under the influence. He was found to have marijuana in his system at the time of the crash.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident, call our Toledo, Ohio car accident attorneys at 800.637.8170 for a free case evaluation or to request your free copy of The Ohio Accident Book.

Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC