Off-Duty Police Officer Killed by Drunk Driver
Drunk driving took yet another life, and this time it was the life of 45-year-old Eddie Ufret, an off-duty police officer. The crash occurred on July 22nd, at 10:30 P.M. on Cedar Road in Chesapeake, VA. This fatal pedestrian crash occurred as the officer was crossing the street, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. A valuable member of the community and beloved father, husband, and soon to be grandfather, Eddie was an officer with the Chesapeake Police Department since December 2014. 72-year-old drunk driver William Johnson has been charged with DUI and involuntary manslaughter, and the case remains under investigation.
Cases like this happen more often than one would believe. Drunk driving is one of the deadliest decisions someone can make, as it risks the lives of countless individuals who have no say in the matter. It often results in tragedies such as this one, and the worst part of it is that these accidents are 100% preventable. If you have suffered at the hands of a drunk driver, you are entitled to justice for the injuries and emotional distress you have endured.
Our team can help you obtain compensation for the following and more:
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
- Long-term care
- Medical costs
- Wrongful death
Contact Our Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers Today
At Kalfus & Nachman, we are a team of aggressive and experienced Norfolk personal injury lawyers who refuse to sit back while these injustices occur. If you or a loved one has suffered due to another’s negligence, specifically because of drunk driving, our legal team is dedicated to fighting for justice on your behalf. We will work tirelessly in pursuit of the compensation you deserve. Our results-driven and aggressive approach to holding the responsible parties accountable for their actions is focused solely on delivering you the results you need.
Contact us at your earliest convenience to schedule an initial consultation by calling (855) 880-8163.