Last week Managing Partner Rob Sachs, Jr. filed a lawsuit on behalf of the family of Polina Kadiyska, a 22 year old ballerina who was hit and killed after an underage, drunk driver struck her with his car, resulting in her death. As reported in the Philadelphia Daily News on August 6, 2013, a 19-year-old-man who had been celebrating his birth day and was under the influence of alcohol struck and killed Polina in a crosswalk in South Philadelphia. The man later plead guilty to homicide by vehicle while under the influence and is currently serving a 5-10 year prison sentence.
After a tragic crime like this is committed, the attorneys at Shrager, Spivey and Sachs in Philadelphia work tirelessly to hold those who are responsible accountable for their actions. To that end, last week’s lawsuit filing is seeking damages not only from the young man who killed Ms. Kadiyska, but also from the two bars that served alcohol to an intoxicated, underage, teenager.
As Attorney Sachs told the Philadelphia Daily News, all parties involved shared some responsibility for the eventual tragic outcome and loss of life. Had they not served, or over-served, the young man, who was not legally able to drink, the tragedy could have potentially been avoided. These types of lawsuits are essential to conveying the message that everyone has a responsibility to act within the law.