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Suspected drunk driver causes death of one in crash

On Behalf of | Sep 7, 2017 | Car Accidents, Firm News |

A car accident is devastating for anyone involved in it, but if the motor vehicle accident involves a motorcycle, the results can be even more tragic. Where car drivers and passengers are protected by seatbelts and air bags in addition to the actual heavy, solid structure of the vehicle, a helmet and protective clothing, if worn, are the only devices to protect motorcyclists. This is perhaps why they suffer more severe injuries. They are more likely to die in a crash, and if they survive, they may suffer from head or brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and even something as minor as road rash.

The result was tragic and fatal when a motorcyclist collided with a motor vehicle in Louisiana recently. According to the police, a 31-year-old motorcyclist was traveling on his bike when he collided with a car driven by a 68-year-old man. Based on reports, the driver was backing his car out from a private residence onto the road when the crash took place. The motorcyclist struck the rear of the car, and the impact caused him to eject from the bike.

Emergency crews arrived at the scene of the crash and the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the police, the car driver tested above the legal alcohol limit. He is facing multiple charges that range from vehicular homicide to improper backing.

When Louisiana residents lose someone in a car accident, especially if the driver was drunk, they could end up being very frustrated. After all, the accident was completely preventable if the drunk driver had behaved responsibly. Though it is not possible to quantify what they are going through, they may find closure by holding the negligent party responsible for their behavior and receiving compensation that could cover the costs arising from the accident. Wrongful death suit could help with the recovery of a monetary award that addresses the losses and damages suffered from the incident.