Category: Injured

The Affluenza Defense: A Dangerous Precedent in a Fatal DUI Case

A recent Texas DUI manslaughter verdict has victim advocates concerned that wealth may increasingly be used as a legal defense for negligence. The verdict arose from the trial of Ethan Couch, a 16-year-old boy who killed four people and injured two in a drunk driving crash on June 15, 2013. Couch’s defense attorney successfully argued… read more