North Carolina Couple In Mecklenburg County Awarded $1.7 Million In Unborn Child’s Death

For those in the area that have not heard about this.

A jury has awarded a Charlotte, N.C., couple $1.7 million in a lawsuit against a local restaurant in connection with a head-on collision that killed the couple’s unborn son.

Attorneys for Matt and Meredith Eastridge say 25-year-old David Canter Huffman was speeding in his Volvo on Oct. 29, 2010, when the car crossed the center line and hit Matt Eastridge’s Toyota RAV4.

Police say Huffman died in the crash, as did the Eastridges’ unborn son. Meredith Eastridge was a front-seat passenger and was six months pregnant. The attorneys say Huffman had been drinking at Eddie’s Place, and that his blood alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit.

This just proves that as a restaurant owner that sells alcohol should be more cautious when serving patrons.  It’s a slippery slope that can’t end well for any parties involved.

Jason Bentley

www.TheBentleyAgency.com

704-857-9512

Daniel.Bentley@Nationwide.com

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