Being involved in a serious motor vehicle accident can be a stressful and daunting experience. Should the accident prove fatal, family members of the victim may be left in search of answers or justice, perhaps especially if their loss comes at the hands of a drunk driver. A recent collision in Louisiana that took place under similar circumstances has claimed the lives of a 7-month-old child and his mother, who was also pregnant with her second child.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.