A drunk driver puts not only their own life in danger, but also the lives of everyone else on the street at the time. Their failure to identify a danger coming their way, by either neglecting to brake on time or hitting other objects and vehicles without slowing down, can cause irreparable damage to other drivers in Louisiana. Their nonchalance can result in the loss of lives and trauma to not only accident victims but also their loved ones.
In addition to holding a drunk driver accountable for closure, it is also possible to receive compensation from them through a personal injury or wrongful death case. Though nothing can replace the loss they have suffered, financial assistance can help with hospital bills, time off from work, pain and suffering and, in tragic cases, funeral bills.
It is also possible to receive restitution under Louisiana’s Victims of Crime Act. This law allows people who have been injured by drunk drivers to receive special compensation and damages. This would be in addition to the original civil suit that the victim or their loved ones pursue. Many people do not realize how much recuperation and recovery can cost in the long run and, therefore, don’t take timely action to recover the compensation they deserve.
Having knowledgeable attorneys like those at our law firm by one’s side can make a huge difference. Not only do we try to cover all aspects of the case, from the investigation to settlement or litigation to lessen the burden on victims, we work tirelessly to get our clients the compensation they deserve. For more on drunk driving accidents, visit our page.