It’s no secret that drunk driving is dangerous. Alcohol can impair one’s ability to maintain his or her lane, accurately gauge depth and remain aware of pedestrians and bicycles. However, despite extensive efforts on the part of public service agencies and law enforcement, many Delaware motorists still choose to climb behind the wheel while intoxicated. Innocent and unsuspecting motorists can be taken by surprise when this happens, leaving them with injuries and financial losses.
A handful of individuals may be wondering how they are going to recoup medical expenses and lost wages after they were recently injured in a drunk driving accident near New Castle. The accident occurred in I-95 in the early evening when a 37-year-old suddenly changed lanes and collided with another vehicle. That second vehicle then slammed into a DART bus. The bus driver and three passengers were injured in the car accident, and the driver and a passenger in the second vehicle were taken to the hospital with injuries. The 37-year-old driver of the errant vehicle was arrested and charged with DUI in addition to other traffic violations.
A wreck like this can wreak havoc on an individual’s life. He or she may suffer physical pain and suffering, and the financial losses can be exorbitant, especially if an individual is left unable to work for any significant period of time.
This is where a personal injury lawsuit may prove beneficial. Sure, criminal charges against a drunk driver may help give a victim a sense of justice, but only a personal injury claim can bring him or her the compensation he or she needs. In a situation like the one discussed above, a victim may need to gather photographs of the accident, toxicology reports and eyewitness accounts before moving forward. Those who wish to have assistance with ensuring their claim is as sound as possible can contact a legal professional skilled in this area of the law.
Source: The News Journal, “Police: alcohol a factor in DART bus crash, 6 injured,” Jessica Bies and Damian Giletto, Feb. 28, 2017