April 5, 2013
Dr. James Corasanti will be released from jail next Sunday after causing the Buffalo Pedestrian Accident that claimed the life of an 18-year-old girl, but his legal troubles are far from over.
An article from WGRZ News explained that in 2011, the doctor was driving under the influence of alcohol when he struck and killed a girl with his vehicle. He fled the scene, later claiming he was not aware that he had struck the girl.
Authorities charged Corasanti with driving under the influence of alcohol and vehicular manslaughter. He was acquitted of the later charge and sentenced to one year in prison for driving drunk.
Now, just eight months after being sentenced, the doctor is being released on good behavior with no other conditions. The incident has not been put to rest yet though, as a civil trial in the matter is scheduled to begin in September.
The family of the victim has filed a lawsuit against Corasanti claiming his negligence was directly responsible for their daughter’s death. If found liable, he could be held responsible for compensating the family for their loss in addition to a hefty amount of punitive damages as well.
The Personal Injury Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices hope a decision in the civil suit will help bring a sense of closure to the family of the victim.