Sandor Guillen was driving his 2010 Range Rover at 100 miles per hour around 5 a.m. in a buses-only road, when he crashed his car into a Mini-Van. The impact killed Kaely Camacho, a 13 year-old girl who was on her way to school. Sandor Guillen was driving while under the influence, and rather then stay and help Kaely, he tried to flee from the accident. Fortunately, he was apprehended.
For those of you that follow my blog, you may have noticed my disdain for two things in particular:
1. Hit and Run Motorist
2. DUI Motorist
Here we are again with the same story. A senseless, cowardly act takes the life of a 13 year old girl.
Mr. Guillen plans to ask for a bail reduction today. Kaely's family is opposing the bail reduction, and Kaely's sister Breeann posted a video on you tube.
This is just a heart breaking story and my thoughts and prayers go out to the Camacho family.
While the Camacho's are justifiably focused on the criminal trial, at any time within the next 2 years they can file a claim for Wrongful Death.
As a Miami Personal Injury Lawyer, Kaely's family will have the opportunity to file a Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Mr. Guillen. In addition to the damages allowable under Florida Law, the Camacho's are also entitled to seek Punitive Damages against Mr. Guillen. Unlike the Wrongful death damages that are payable by the Insurance company, punitive damages are payable by the individual.