Being involved in a fatal accident is one of the most frightening and tragic things that can happen to a person. You may find that you are too frightened to get behind the wheel of a car for a very long time, and in many cases every party involved feels guilty, even if they were not directly responsible for the accident. Unfortunately, these accidents do happen, but there are many factors that could contribute to an accident, and some are more serious than others.
Louisiana State Police recently investigated a fatal accident in which a middle-aged man was booked after failing a blood sample test. He now faces charges of vehicular homicide, DWI and more, in addition to the fact that the passenger in his vehicle is no longer alive following the accident. These are awful circumstances to be in, and they are circumstances that anybody could find themselves in. As frightening as it may seem, it is important to remember that you still have rights.
If you have been involved in a fatal accident and you have seen your passenger or someone you know die, it is likely taking a heavy toll on your mind. You may be so distraught that you do not even care what happens to you anymore, especially if you feel or know that you were at fault. However, individuals who are accused of drunk driving must take action in their defense or risk facing serious legal consequences.
Obviously being at fault in a fatal accident is not ideal, but when DWI charges are brought into the equation, every second becomes even more critical. If you are convicted of a DWI, you will be facing the penalties of a serious criminal act, which is why it is important to seek the aid of an attorney to defend yourself against the charges. Additionally, if you can prove that you were not intoxicated at the time of the accident, you will likely have a better chance of proving that you were not at fault in the accident.
Source: WWLTV, “Separate drunk driving crashes claim 3 lives,” July 27, 2015