A famous fashion photographer from Brazil, Alberto Jose Serejo, was killed by Daniel Howell, a Joshua tree resident while he was under the influence of prescription drugs and inhalants. The accident occurred in front of the Joshua Tree Inn. Mr. Howell was exiting Highway 62, ran a curb and hit Mr. Serejo. Mr. Serejo was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.
Mr. Howell never stopped until about an hour later when he crashed again. At this time, he was arrested for the accident that killed Mr. Serejo. Mr. Howell is under arrest for DUI, hit and run driving and vehicular manslaughter.
Mr. Serejo's family may be entitled to receive wrongful death damages from Mr. Howell since his carelessness caused Mr. Serejo's death. This compensation can be used for the funeral expenses and loss of companionship. A lawsuit can never bring back a loved one but the survivors have the right to hold the negligent party accountable for his actions. A goodpersonal injury attorney can pursue the interests of the family members, keeping them informed all the way.