Drivers in Louisiana might be harmlessly minding their own business as they head out on the road and suddenly encounter a drunk driver. This can cause an accident with injuries and death. While it might provide some solace that the driver was arrested for going out on the road after drinking, that does not alter the dramatic life changes that people can face after being injured in this type of car crash. For those who have been impacted, a legal filing might be needed to recover compensation for all that was lost.
A head-on car crash in the mid-afternoon injured several people and was due to a drunk driver. The accident happened at around 3:30 p.m. when a 2001 Ford F-150 pickup driven by the drunk driver went into the opposite lanes on the roadway and collided with a 2012 Chevy Tahoe. The Chevy was sent off the road and flipped over, ending up on its roof. A 2017 Buick Encore was behind the Chevy and was hit with debris. The driver of the pickup had minor injuries and was arrested.
One person in the Chevy was seriously hurt and needed to be flown to the hospital for treatment. Others in the vehicle had minor injuries. No one in the Buick was hurt. The driver of the pickup had two prior DWIs and was arrested in this crash making it his third offense. He also possessed drugs and was cited for driving left of the center line. In addition, he faces charges for the injuries suffered by the other people. The investigation is continuing.
Any car accident victim can face a multitude of problems in the aftermath. There can be exorbitant medical expenses, the inability to work and return to a normal life, and the need for help and care for an extended period, if not forever. People will often be reeling after such a car crash and fail to understand what they are up against. This can spark a failure to act when it is imperative to do so. Given all they will face after such a crash, having legal assistance is a must. A lawyer who has extensive experience with drunk driving car accidents and helping victims with a lawsuit should be called as soon as possible.