The family of a man convicted of vehicular murder as the result of a Novato drunk driving accident must pay restitution to the family of the Novato girl he killed.
According to the Pacific Sun, although Edward Schaefer died after being stabbed on a San Quentin prison yard, his estate is still required to compensate the girl's family for lost wages as well as funeral and medical expenses.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a California drunk driving accident, a skilled drunk driving accident lawyer can help you obtain compensation for your injuries. Victims and their families may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, loss of wages, emotional distress and funeral expenses.
Here, Schaefer was cleared of his criminal conviction as the result of his stabbing death. But his death did not relieve his estate of his obligation to pay nearly $1.4 million to the estate of the family of the girl he killed.
In a previous ruling, the judge described evidence of Schaefer's responsibility in the girl's death from the drunk driving accident as overwhelming.
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