With the holiday season just starting in Denver and across Colorado, there will be people on the road at all hours of the day and night. Some will be doing their shopping and getting ready for the inevitable parties that are part of the time from Thanksgiving through New Year’s.
Those parties and people’s propensity for drinking as means of getting “into the spirit” are fine if no one decides to get behind the wheel. Unfortunately, driving while intoxicated is a significant danger when on the road. People who suffer serious injuries or lose their lives in a car accident must be cognizant of the possibility that it was due to a drunk driver. Having legal assistance to consider a lawsuit is essential in these instances.
An auto accident led to the death of a passenger in the vehicle that was hit. It is suspected that the other driver was under the influence. According to law enforcement, a call was made for assistance not long before 3 a.m. One vehicle was going in the wrong direction on the roadway. It side-swiped another vehicle that was heading in the right direction. A passenger in the vehicle that was side-swiped was ejected and declared dead at the site of the car accident. The driver of the wrong-way vehicle was placed under arrest for DWI. Other charges are expected to be filed.
Regardless of the time of year, there is no excuse for people to get behind the wheel while drunk. In truth, most will understand that, but will still choose to do so. This can result in a car accident with injuries and death.
Although other causes of car crashes have become prominent including distracted driving, drunk driving remains one of the main causes of road injuries and fatalities. With injuries, people will lose time on the job, need medical care, face rehabilitation to return to normal and more. If there is a fatality, the family must accept the unexpected loss of a loved one and the accompanying emotional and financial aftermath. A legal filing is often necessary to recover adequate compensation.
A passenger died when the vehicle was hit by an alleged drunk driver. As the investigation moves forward, the deceased person’s family must make sure their rights are protected, so they can consider a legal filing. A law firm that understands the ins and outs of a case after a drunk driving accident should be spoken to about a case.