Louisiana has one of the highest rates of drunk driving fatalities. Under the law, a person is “intoxicated” if their blood alcohol level is 0.08 percent or more, or if they are under the influence of certain drugs.
When a drunk driver causes a car accident, Louisiana law provides that the victim may be awarded exemplary or punitive (punishing) damages in addition to the regular damages to which they may be entitled. In cases involving a drunk driver, it is important to quickly gather evidence of the driver’s intoxication.
Insurance companies take drunk driving very seriously and know that they may be responsible for paying more for a claim involving an intoxicated driver. For that reason, they may treat such claims differently than regular car accident claims.
Another issue that comes up after a drunk driving accident is whether the drunk driver’s employer is responsible, if the accident occurred while the person was on duty.
If you are the victim of a drunk driving accident, having an experienced car accident attorney on your side can help make sure your claim is being handled and evaluated properly.
Have You Been Injured By A DUI Driver In Or Around Covington?
If you've been hurt in a car accident where the other driver was intoxicated you need to speak with an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Covington office directly at 985.590.6182 to schedule your free consultation today. I help clients throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.