On Thursday, January 16, a Charleston, South Carolina jury awarded $20 million in actual damages and $30 million in punitive damages to the family of Frank Bales. Bales was killed in a 2008 auto accident when he was ejected from his motorcycle.
According to court investigations, Able Martinez-Martinez ran a red light at an intersection which caused Bales to hit Martinez’s vehicle and suffer from fatal injuries. The accident occurred at Fain Street and Aviation Avenue in Charleston County on Oct. 15, 2008.
Law enforcement agents said Martinez was charged with third offense running a red light and driving without a license.
Losing a loved one is difficult. If you have suffered a loss due to someone else’s negligence in South Carolina, the Steinberg Law Firm could help you get closure. Call 843-720-2800 to speak with a member of our legal team.