In many parts of the United States and Louisiana, driving a motor vehicle is a common everyday necessity. The frequent use of a motor vehicle may make it easy to forget about the damage a vehicle can have on other individuals, vehicles and property when not operated responsibly. Drunk driving accidents are a prime example of drivers operating a vehicle dangerously. Sadly, one man chose to drive impaired, causing the death of another man in a crash.
The accident occurred late on a dark night. For unknown reasons, a 28-year man parked on the side of the road and exited his vehicle. While standing outside of his vehicle, another driver approached in his vehicle. Unfortunately, the 55-year-old driver was impaired. The impaired driver crashed into the younger man's vehicle and also struck the man.
The younger man suffered serious injuries and could not be saved. Paramedics pronounced the injured man dead at the scene of the accident. Authorities had the older driver's blood alcohol level tested. The blood tests indicated that the man's blood alcohol level was more than twice the Louisiana legal limit. He has been criminally charged in relation to the accident, including charges for vehicular homicide.
Drunk driving accidents are tragic because they are avoidable. Families often experience unnecessary loss and pain due to the negligence of another. Louisiana personal injury attorneys are able to assist families who may be faced with the overwhelming expenses of burial costs following a loved one's unexpected death. Attorneys may be able to assist families with insurance claims and/or wrongful death lawsuits.