When pedestrians are walking in Louisiana, there is a constant risk of being injured or killed by a motor vehicle. In some cases, uncontrollable circumstances lead to the crash. In others, the accident happened because of a drunk driver. When a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle, there can be severe injuries and loss of life. A legal filing is frequently the only way a family can be compensated for all they have lost.
A crash where a woman was hit and killed by a car has turned into a drunk driving arrest. According to reports, the 50-year-old woman was found in the street shortly after midnight. She was crossing the street when she was hit by a 2008 Cadillac CTS. She was declared dead at the site of the accident.
The driver, 32, was investigated after the accident, and authorities apparently found that he had trouble standing on his own at the accident site. He was given a field sobriety tests and did poorly. His blood-alcohol content was measured and found to be .288 percent. This is more than three times the legal limit of .08 percent. The driver did not stop after the accident, but due to the damage the vehicle sustained, it could not get farther than six blocks from the accident. The driver was said to have been speeding when the woman was hit. He faces multiple charges.
People who have lost a loved one because of a driver who got behind the wheel after consuming alcohol will want answers as to what happened. Speaking to a qualified attorney with experience in drunk driving accidents could help victims and their loved ones understand their rights and options. The emotional devastation after an unnecessary accident can be overwhelming and is compounded by the financial and personal costs that inevitably accompany it. Lost companionship, lost contributions, lost income and funeral costs will all be considerations in the immediate aftermath. The long-term problems can also be terrible. A legal filing can help loved ones seek adequate compensation.