Drunk driving accidents can cause serious injuries and even fatalities. Those who have been hurt and the families of people who have died as a victim of drunk driving accident need to be aware of their rights to pursue compensation. Drunk driving injury lawyers can assist with considering a claim.
Recently, police said a drunk driving accident involving a wrong-way driver and five vehicles led to the death of a 59-year-old man. The accident happened at approximately 9:30 p.m. when a 40-year-old man in a 2007 Ford SUV drove east in the westbound lanes of the interstate and hit the 2013 Hyundai sedan driven by the decedent. Both men were taken to the hospital where the man in the Hyundai died. The wrong-way driver had injuries that were not life-threatening. As the police commenced with their investigation into the accident, they tested the wrong-way driver and found that he was under the influence. He was also driving without a valid driver's license. The blood test indicated that he had been drinking. The man in question had two arrests for driving under the influence in the past.
Traffic accidents can mean significant injuries that require hospitalization, treatment, surgery and a long rehabilitation. If the victim survives, he or she might not be able to return to work in a timely fashion, if at all. If there is a death, the family will have to think about financial factors as well as how they will come to grips with such an untimely and needless incident.
Finances will be a major concern that is often only taken care of with a legal case. In this incident, a man was driving on the correct side of the road when an alleged drunk driver went on the wrong side and initiated a wrong-way accident. It ended in a fatality. The family of the man who died must make sure to protect themselves with assistance from an attorney to consider pursuing a lawsuit.
Source: wncn.com, "Man, impaired at time of fatal wrong-way I-440 crash, police say," Oct. 24, 2016