Bavaro & Punta Cana February 27, 2024 | 11:10 am

Attorney urges resolution for Bávaro-Punta Cana accident victims to safeguard legal security

Punta Cana.- The defense attorney representing the victims of the Bávaro-Punta Cana accident, which occurred on October 6, 2022, has urged judicial authorities to pursue the case to its conclusion. Carlos de Jesús, an expert in civil litigation, emphasized the need for a concrete legal response to establish the compensation owed to the victims. The tragic incident resulted in five fatalities and 47 injuries, with many victims suffering dismemberments, mutilations, and severe damages.

De Jesús expressed concern over the delayed resolution of the case, citing its impact on the victims who have not yet received compensation for the financial burdens incurred after the accident. He highlighted the permanent injuries, medical expenses, and mental health issues suffered by the affected tourists.

The attorney stressed that the case has faced delays due to technicalities and called for an exemplary sentence to maintain a climate of legal security and investment in the Dominican Republic. De Jesús warned that failure to deliver a significant sentence could adversely affect the country’s investment climate, emphasizing the importance of legal security within the business community.

Referring to the preliminary investigations conducted by the Public Prosecutor’s Office, De Jesús noted that the driver of the bus involved in the accident, Franklin Nin Pérez, was found to be intoxicated. Initially, preventive detention was imposed as a coercive measure. However, the subsequent variation of this measure, allowing the driver to remain free during the legal process, has raised concerns among the victims and their legal representation.

De Jesús criticized the lack of new elements to support the variation of the coercive measure and emphasized that the social impact of the event should be considered, a factor overlooked in the decision. As the lawyer representing the victims, he is taking legal action against the driver and the companies deemed civilly responsible, namely the transportation company and the tour operator.

Expressing disappointment at the apparent lack of interest from those responsible in compensating the victims, De Jesús underscored the need for accountability and justice in a case that has deeply affected Dominican society, tourists, and potential investors in the country.

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February 27, 2024 4:13 pm

Ruling in favor of dead and injured will bankrupt the nation…this will go on forever …
Our ineptness and preputal negligence is going to cost us greatly…