As many Denver residents know, no matter how carefully a person drives, sometimes accidents can still happen, especially if other drives aren't as cautious. Unfortunately, with drunk driving accidents, all too often innocent people pay for the reality of car accident with their lives. .
A car accident occurred recently on Interstate 25 that resulted in the drivers of both vehicles being injured and one passenger being killed. The head on collision took place because one driver, a 27-year-old with a DUI record, crossed into the HOV lane going the wrong way and hit another vehicle head-on. Both drivers were taken to the hospital for their injuries, while the passenger in the 2-year-old's care was killed. The driver has since been charged with DUI and vehicular manslaughter. Her previous DUI occurred back in 2009 when she was previously arrested.
Anytime someone is a victim of a drunk driving accident, it is a tragedy beyond words for the victims friends and family. It is much more difficult to move on because of the nature of the accident and how the circumstances were completely avoidable. Families may have to wait a long time for complete closure following the accident because there is likely to be a criminal proceeding first. Though a criminal case can be tough on the family, if the perpetrator is found guilty, it may make the question of liability in a civil case much easier. With the proper counsel and assistance, the victim's family can bring a suit s against the perpetrator and try to recover any expenses and costs incurred as result of the accident as well as possible for pain and suffering.
Moving on following a drunk driving accident and the loss of a loved one can be difficult. But with the proper assistance, the process can be completed as expeditiously as possible.
Source: The Denver Post, "Woman driving car in head-on, wrong way crash has DUI record,", Tom McGhee, September 1, 2013