Driving under the influence of alcohol is not only one of the most dangerous things a person can do, it is also illegal. One Louisiana man ignored this vital mandate early one Sunday morning and caused a car accident that killed one person and injured two others, including himself. Due to his negligence, his injured passenger might have the right to pursue a personal injury claim.
Shortly before 6 a.m., a 35-year-old man drove his pickup truck across the center lane of traffic. The 32-year-old driver of the oncoming truck was unable to avoid the collision, and the two pickups plowed into each other. The 32-year-old was found dead at the scene of the accident.
The other pickup driver and his passenger were both rushed to a nearby hospital due to the injuries they sustained. Alcohol is suspected, and authorities are waiting on the official toxicology report. However, the driver has already been charged for driving under the influence along with a host of other charges, including vehicular homicide.
Because of one man's disregard for the law, one person is dead and another is left injured. When injured in a car accident, medical bills pile up quickly and, oftentimes, wages are lost due to missed days at work. In Louisiana, when a driver is found to be at fault in a drunk driving accident, those injured have the right to file a personal injury claim in order to combat medical bills and the lasting physical and emotional pain that often accompanies being injured in a wreck.
Source: nbc33tv.com, Fatal crash in Washington Parish, alcohol suspected, Sarah L. Webb, Dec. 9, 2013