Local (303) 454-8000
Toll Free (800) ROSEN-911
Se Habla Español
Contact Me For a Free Consultation

Wrongful Death Settlement Reached in Former Yankee DUI Case

| (Google+)

Jim Leyritz is a name well known to Baseball fans. He retired ten years ago, after playing in the Major Leagues for six different teams. According to Sophia Santana at the Sun Sentinel, Leyritz’s time with the New York Yankees and other teams netted him about $10 million over the course of his career.

Leyritz was also in the news back in 2007 as one of the parties involved in a fatal car accident in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Santana brings us the details in her Sun Sentinel piece:

Leyritz was charged with DUI manslaughter in the Dec. 28, 2007 crash that killed Fredia Veitch, 30, of Plantation, and is awaiting trial.

Both Leyritz and Veitch, who had not been wearing a seat belt, had blood alcohol levels that exceeded the state’s legal limit for drivers when the crash occurred about 3 a.m. at a downtown Fort Lauderdale intersection, authorities said at the time.

So why do I bring up news from 2007 today? Because a settlement has finally been reached. According to The Associated Press via The Miami Herald’s Sport Wire, Leyritz’s lawyer says that this is not an admission of guilt; and Leyritz himself maintains his innocence. Regardless, a settlement has been made, and here are some details taken from the AP article:

Sam Coffey, an attorney for the family of Fredia Ann Veitch, says Leyritz’s insurance will pay $250,000. Additionally, the former ballplayer will pay $1,000 a month for 100 months, starting April 15, 2011.

Image by Matt McGee on Flickr, used under its Creative Commons license


My daughter and I first consulted with Dan Rosen after a very serious auto accident. Dan had several phone conferences with me, and Tracie was available whenever I called. We would recommend personal injury attorney Dan Rosen to anyone!
Sally from Denver, Colorado

Law Offices of Daniel R. Rosen

1400 16th Street #400, Denver, CO 80202
Open M-F 9am to 5pm.
(303) 454-8000 | Contact Us

Don't live in Denver?

We also have offices in Englewood, Colorado Springs and Greeley.
Embed this infographic:
Embed this image: