Drunk Driving Accidents

New Orleans, LA Drunk Driver Caused Accident Lawyer

Emergency Workers at an Accident SceneIn Louisiana, the legal limit for operating a motor vehicle is a 0.08% blood alcohol content.  A person who drives any type of motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and above the legal limit is subject to criminal penalties because they pose a risk of causing serious personal injury or even wrongful death on the roadway.

The results of motor vehicles accidents involving drunk drivers can be catastrophic.  These types of wrecks are taken very seriously by law enforcement, as well as personal injury attorneys.  If a person is the victim of injuries caused by a drunk driver, the victim deserves to be compensated under the law.

Drunk driving accidents are completely preventable, which makes them all the more tragic.  Drunk drivers responsible for accidents will likely be arrested for Driving Under the Influence.  Aside from criminal liability, the drunk driver may be civilly liable as well.  The DUI conviction alone does not necessarily benefit the personal injury victim.  Victims of drunk driving accidents can take additional action against a drunk driver by seeking the help of a New Orleans personal injury lawyer.

According to a 2011 study, almost half of all drivers killed in a car accident tested positive for drugs or alcohol.  One third of all people involved in a DUI-related accidents were repeat offenders.  

Drunk driving accident victims may be entitled to more compensation than in other types of accidents.  If the driver who caused your accident was intoxicated at the time, you may be entitled to recover exemplary or punitive damages under Louisiana law.  

If you have been injured in a car crash with a drunk driver, learn about your legal rights from an experienced Louisiana car accident lawyer by calling 504-581-4892 or by filling out our free, no obligation case review form.