Tracy Bolden was drunk and speeding in his van in the Garfield Park neighborhood when he rear ended the car Marlon Tate was driving. Tate was pronounced dead shortly after the accident. The passenger of Tate’s car, 17 year old Laura Kubiak survived the crash despite the van resting on top of the car after the incident.
Bolden was charged with DUI but the charges may be upgraded to felony charges. The family of Marlon Tate may be able to file a claim on behalf of Tate for his wrongful death. Kubiak may also be able to file a claim against Bolden for her injuries. Kubiak and the family of Tate should contact an attorney to find out their legal rights.
Currently a partner with the McCallister Law Group, Marc McCallister first worked as a defense attorney at a large insurance defense firm where he defended area hospitals and physicians. He now concentrates on his areas of expertise, which include medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, products liability, premises liability, motor vehicle and wrongful death cases.