A drunk driver in Gretna crashed through a homeowner’s bedroom before fleeing the scene in his vehicle and injuring a family of six, including four children, in a separate accident just a few moments later. The drunk driver’s blood alcohol content registered .317, nearly four times the legal limit. No one suffered harm as a result of the first accident, but all six family members involved in the second accident suffered injuries and were treated at a local hospital.
Drunk driving remains one of the leading causes of fatal motor vehicle accidents across the nation, and offenders face serious civil penalties for the damages caused by their impaired driving. If you or your loved one suffered harm as a result of a drunk driving accident, you should consult with an experienced attorney to learn about your legal rights.
The attorneys at Broussard & David have the skill and experience necessary to make liable parties and their insurers pay for damages resulting from drunk driving. Along with the requisite compensatory damages, injured parties may be entitled to an additional punitive damage award as a form of adequate relief. Broussard & David obtained the highest punitive damage award ever granted in Louisiana against an intoxicated motorist: $25,000,000 in 2011.
If you or your loved one has been hurt as a result of a drunk driver, call the attorneys at Broussard & David at (337) 233-2323 (local) or (888) 337-2323 (toll-free) to discuss your legal rights.