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Drunk Driving Accidents Archives

Wrongful death: Crash involving drunk driver kills motorcyclist

The loss of a loved one can be a challenging thing to accept, perhaps especially in the case of a tragic accident. Should an untimely death occur due to the negligence of another party, surviving family members may opt to pursue restitution through a wrongful death claim. A recent car accident in Louisiana claimed the life of a 31-year-old man, and left another facing criminal charges.

Louisiana man faces personal injury claim after fatal accident

A warm summer Louisiana evening was upended recently after a violent incident occurred. The fatal accident left one man dead and another under arrest. Now, police are investigating to determine what other criminal charges, including DWI, will be issued.

Drunk driving accidents responsible for thousands of deaths

Every year, close to one-third of traffic deaths are attributed to an impaired driver. Of those drunk driving accidents, more than half reportedly involved a driver whose BAC exceeded the legal limits. Louisiana families have experienced their share of these tragic wrecks.

Louisiana MADD chapter supports new drunk driver bill

Since its beginning in 1980, Mothers Against Drunk Driving has worked hard to help reduce the numbers of victims who die due to impaired drivers. They have supported many new bills that are intended to increase penalties that are levied against a drunk driver. Recently, the Louisiana chapter took dramatic steps to catch the attention of lawmakers.

Louisiana children hurt after woman causes a DUI accident

Choosing an individual to watch over one's children may be one of the hardest decisions that a parent may have to make. When that trusted person makes a decision that causes injuries to a child under his or her care, parents are understandably distraught. One Louisiana family recently experienced this when a babysitter caused a DUI accident that injured two children.

28 parade watchers injured when suspected drunk driver hits crowd

The Endymion Parade in New Orleans is one of the last celebrations that take place right before the Christian season of Lent. It is also a family oriented parade which attracts many watchers with children. It was likely a horrifying scene when a suspected drunk driver plowed into a large crowd enjoying the colorful spectacle.

Driver facing several charges re fatal accident

Louisiana, like many other states, has a "move over" law in effect. All motorists are required to move into another lane, if it's possible, or to at least slow down when approaching an emergency vehicle along the shoulder of a roadway. Unfortunately, the consequences of not obeying this law can result in a fatal accident.

DUI accident grounds for civil suit

A man who caused a fatal drunk driving accident a couple of years ago in Louisiana recently entered a guilty plea to vehicular homicide. As a result, he has been sentenced to seven years behind prison bars. In addition to going through the criminal justice system, a person who causes a deadly DUI accident may face a civil lawsuit filed by the surviving loved ones of the deceased victim, who have the right to seek to hold this individual accountable as well.

Drunk driving accidents cost lives in Louisiana

It is a known fact that teenagers and alcohol are not a good combination. Unfortunately, when a vehicle is added into the mix, the combination can prove deadly. Drinking and driving can have devastating consequences for all involved. Drunk driving accidents involving teenagers happen far too often in Louisiana.

DUI accident due to over-serving alcohol is grounds for suit

Sometimes bars and restaurants over-serve their customers. If an establishment keeps serving a customer who is noticeably intoxicated and the customer ends up hurting or killing someone in a DUI accident as a result, the establishment may be held liable. This is possible due to dram shop laws in Louisiana.

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