By: William Berman, Attorney at Law
Richard Caldwell, 19, plead guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison. This Rancho Bernardo teenager rolled the SUV he was driving down a residential street, killing one of the passengers and injuring other people. The crash happened at 2:30 a.m. on April 10, 2008 along Valle Verde Road in north Poway.
The victim who was killed is Charles Elias Amaro II, 20, of Rancho Bernardo. San Diego Superior Court Judge David Danielsen stated in the criminal matter that, Caldwell “deserved prison” for this act. Similarly, any victims of this horrific act of negligence on the part of Caldwell deserve compensation. Both the victims of personal injury as well as the surviving family of someone wrongfully killed may be entitled to compensation.
Berman & Riedel, LLP has a very strong track record of obtaining the maximum amount of recovery for victims of serious personal injury, as well as families in wrongful death cases. By thoroughly exploring the factual circumstances surrounding the accident, including insurance coverage issues, and conducting expert investigation, Berman & Riedel, LLP can lay the foundation for a successful lawsuit. Attorney William Berman focuses his practice in the area of serious personal injury and wrongful death and can advise any victims in such a situation.