There are many things that people in Louisiana do while they are driving that can be very dangerous. One of these that has become much more prevalent recently is texting or using one’s phone while driving. However, there is another very dangerous activity that has received a lot of attention over the years that unfortunately does not seem to be going away anytime soon. That is driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Recently a man, who was suspected to be under the influence caused a fatal accident killing a bicyclist while driving. The man had five previous DWI charges and his license was suspended at the time of the accident as a result. He also fled the scene of the accident but his vehicle was found not far away. A search warrant was obtained to draw blood from the driver to determine if he was under the influence at the time of the accident. He was charged with vehicular homicide and hit-and-run among other charges.
Fatal accidents such as the one above are extremely devastating for the family of the victim. This is especially true in situations like this when the person driving should not have been on the road and the accident should have never occurred. The family will never be able to replace the victim, but they may be entitled to compensation for their financial loss as a result of the death.
There are far too many fatal accidents in Louisiana leaving many families grieving the loss of a loved one. These losses leave a huge void in the families’ lives, which may never be replaced. While this is true the family may still be entitled to compensation for their loss. This compensation can be extremely valuable especially if the victim earned the primary income for the family. It is important to understand one’s rights though which experienced attorneys may be able to help protect.
Source: klfy.com, “Sheriff: Man arrested in fatal crash near Rayne had 5 previous DWI charges,” Nick Gremillion and Logan Reever on July 24, 2017