A Carencro man has been charged with first-degree negligent vehicular homicide after striking a vehicle containing a female passenger who was six months pregnant. The man admitted to police that he had been drinking beer and tequila since the early morning before driving his car without headlights and colliding with the vehicle containing the pregnant passenger. After the accident, the man fled on foot, failing to identify himself or offer aid to the injured parties. The pregnant woman was rushed to the hospital to perform an emergency Cesarean birth; unfortunately, the child did not survive.
The reckless act of drunk driving is an epidemic that continues to devastate victims and their families. Last year in Lafayette Parish, drunk-driving crashes were responsible for 229 injuries and fifteen deaths, the second-highest total in the state. Those injured in a drunk-driving accident may recover damages for hospital bills, lost work wages, and physical or emotional pain and suffering, among other compensable damages. Also, victims of drunk driving accidents may also recover punitive damages, which may amount to million-dollar awards. If you or a loved one has suffered injury as a result of a drunk-driving collision, it is important to immediately contact a skilled personal injury attorney who can guide you through this difficult time and fight to obtain the just compensation that you deserve.
The attorneys at Broussard & David have extensive experience litigating cases involving drunk drivers and they are devoted to pursuing justice for all injured parties. If you or a loved one has suffered harm as a result of a drunk driving accident, contact the attorneys at Broussard & David to discuss your legal rights at (337) 233-2323 (local) or (888) 337-2323 (toll-free).