Drunk Driver Accidents
It is a statistical fact that Louisiana has a higher number of drunk driving fatalities (per capita) then any state in the country. Almost every day when we watch the news or read the newspaper, we see a tragic story regarding someone who has been injured or killed by a drunk driver. Although no one can reverse the horrific damages caused by these crimes, Louisiana law does provide some relief.
Louisiana Civil Code article 2315.4 provides for punitive damages upon a showing that injuries were caused by “wanton or reckless disregard for the rights or safety of others by a defendant whose intoxication while operating a motor vehicle was a cause in fact of the resulting injuries.” This means that in the event that you are a loved one are injured by the actions of a drunk driver, then additional damages are available under Louisiana law.
The lawyers at Williamson Fontenot Campbell & Whittington, LLC are experienced in handling cases involving drunk drivers. We have fought for our clients to recovery not only damages for pain and suffering and out of pocket expenses, but also for punitive damages arising from drunk driver accidents. If you need a lawyer to assist you in recovering against a drunk driver, contact us. We are in your corner.
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