When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, they have a responsibility to other motorists to exercise caution and care while driving. If a driver behaves negligently or drives drunk and causes a car accident, he could be liable for damages. Victims may receive compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages and much more. If a family loses a loved one in an accident, they may be able to file a wrongful death suit against those responsible for the death of their family member. This will allow them to recover funeral costs, medical expenses, and loss of income.
A recent tragedy on the road has left one man dead and another facing DWI charges. The accident occurred when a 63-year-old Lake Charles man was traveling south in his pick-up truck and another vehicle rear-ended him. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital. A passenger in the man's truck was airlifted to the hospital and is reportedly stable.