You are well aware of the dangers associated with drinking and driving, which is why you are adamant that you do not get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. While this practice ensures that you remain safe and do not harm others on the roadway, it does not protect you from motorists that decided to operate a motor vehicle while intoxicated. A drunk driving accident is not only a shocking event for victims, but it is also an event that can result in serious harm and damages that stick with the victim for a years.
Such an event occurred recently in Colorado. Authorities in Pueblo reported that two cars mangled during an evening crash at the intersection of Northern Avenue and Lehigh Avenue. Emergency crews arrived at the scene, and multiple people were transported to the hospital. At least one person was reported to have suffered serious injuries.
Initial investigation revealed that one of the motorists was suspected of driving under the influence. It is not clear at this time if the driver was arrested and charged with a DUI; however, once investigation is complete, these details will be available.
A drunk driving crash could happen at any time on any road. When a motorist is not safely operating a vehicle, he or she may travel too fast, travel over the lines, miss a stop sign or fail to utilize a turn signal. And in some tragic situation, a drunk driver could fail to yield to another vehicle or even pedestrian. This could result in serious injuries or even death.
No one is ever fully prepared to deal with a drunk driving accident, as they expected it to never happen to them. Therefore, when you find yourself a victim of a DUI accident, it can quickly become an overwhelming experience. It didn’t matter how safely you drove because the negligence of another driver not only caused the crash but the pain you are now suffering because of the injuries and financial losses that resulted.
While it may feel impossible to navigate this matter, as your life has suddenly changed drastically, you should understand that you have options to help you through it. Through a personal injury action, a negligent driver could be held liable for the crash as well as the damages that resulted because of it. This legal action could help you recover compensation to address the damages suffered, such as medical bills, pain and suffering, rehabilitation, lost wages and other losses. Accident victims have rights and it is possible to move forward after such a tragic event.