Two people were killed by a drunk driver in a crash on I-10 in Louisiana early Monday morning. The victims were on their way home from New Orleans after watching their nephew play in the Super Bowl on Sunday. They had stopped their car on the shoulder of the highway when they were hit by a woman from Houston who is suspected to have been drunk and speeding.
This accident is another example of the price innocent people pay for another person’s ill advised decision to drive drunk. The woman who caused this accident is facing 2 counts of vehicular homicide, a common charge for a drunk driver to face for an accident resulting in death. Drunk drivers who cause deaths or injuries are also likely to face civil liability in addition to any criminal charges. Victims have the right to sue the drunk driver to recover for injuries and damages they suffered from a crash. These lawsuits can result in the driver having to pay thousands to millions of dollars to the victims.
If you or a family member have been a victim of a drunk driver Ben Bronston and Associates is here to help. Our firm has the knowledge and experience to represent victims in Texas, which includes the long stretch of I-10 that runs through Texas. If you are considering legal action it is important to know the time period within which you may file a lawsuit in a state, also known as the statute of limitations. In Texas the statute of limitations is 2 years, meaning a person has 2 years from the date of the accident or injury to file a lawsuit for it. This makes very important that a person contact an attorney soon after an accident so that there is time to gather all of the necessary information and file the lawsuit before time runs out.