Driving is a risky activity no matter the time of day. Even though a Louisiana driver may take care to protect his or her passengers, he or she cannot control what other motorists on the road do. If another driver decides to drink or take drugs and drive, this individual is putting other people on the road at significant risk of being victimized by a DUI accident.
A drunk driving crash can have devastating impacts. Serious injuries or even death are a common outcome. Those who are fortunate enough to survive a DUI accident may end up struggling to pay medical bills and property damage expenses.
An attorney can collaborate with various experts to explore the scope of an accident victim's injuries in order to document any damages to the person's health and well-being. Gaining an understanding of a potential personal injury claim is an important step. This will increase the victim's chance of obtaining the total compensation he or she deserves.
Likewise, the surviving family members of a person who is killed by a driver in a Louisiana DUI accident have the right to file a wrongful death claim, pursing claims for the reimbursement of financial damages sustained as a result of the crash. No amount of compensation can restore the life of a person who has been killed due to someone else's negligence. However, it may help to provide some sense of closure for the family and thus make it a little easier for them to move on from the tragedy.