Need an Injury Attorney for a DUI Accident in Louisiana?
Every year in Louisiana, people choose to get drunk behind the wheel of their vehicle and drive, causing catastrophic accidents along the way. Louisiana is on the higher end of accidents stemming from these actions. For instance, from 2003-2012, data was collected to show that many people drink and drive, and it was found that between these years, 3,046 people were killed as a result of these accidents. On a national level, 1.9% of people reported drinking and driving in the last 30 days. In Louisiana, this number skyrocketed to 2.5%. Louisiana’s death rate from these types of accidents is higher than the national average, which shows us that there is a problem in our state.
Have you been injured in an accident involving a drunk driver and now you want justice due to their reckless actions? Drunk driving is illegal, reckless behavior and you have the right to compensation if it has happened to you. Contact us today for more information on how we can help.
After Your Accident – Calling Police and More
After you have received injuries from an accident, you should always call the police. The police know how to deal with a variety of cases, and will especially make the right actions in a drunk driving case. They will be able to administer a Breathalyzer and search a vehicle if they suspect that a driver has been drinking or using drugs. Usually, this is when alcohol containers are seen in plain sight. If you have been injured, you want to do whatever it takes in your case to retain your rights. The police will be able to write up a police report that shows the at-fault party in your accident. Of course, there are many other types of evidence that might be useful to you in these cases, such as photographs of the accident scene, witness statements, and more.
When somebody has been driving drunk, an arrest will usually be made. You can use these reports to pave the way for your accident. A criminal case will usually lead to a civil case if there have been damages. This will help in your time of need.
Holding a Party Liable for Damages
After a drunk driving accident, it is not uncommon to see a variety of damages. You could have sustained injuries that will follow you through the rest of your lifetime, because of many of these accidents. Some people who fall victim to DUI-related accidents every year in Louisiana sustain injuries like spinal injuries like nerve damage and paralysis, leg injuries, neck injuries, broken bones, and traumatic brain injuries. You have a right to compensation and we want to help you hold a party liable when they have acted with reckless behavior and chose to drink and drive.
Some of the damages you may be able to collect in your case include emotional suffering, medical expenses related to the care you have received thus far, lost wages due to missing work, and so much more. We are here for you in your time of need and want to help you gain the compensation you deserve, so call us today for more information. We are ready to help you defend your rights and get started on your claim.