Road accidents usually happen because of someone's negligent behavior. Drunk driving accidents are one of the deadliest types of car accidents. It can be difficult for victims of drunk driving accidents to accept their losses, because they suffer great pain because of other people's mistakes. The law offers consolation for these people by giving them the right to seek compensation.
Police in Seymour, Connecticut, arrested a 20-year-old man who was recently involved in an auto accident that killed a 19-year-old man from Naugatuck. The man was driving on South Main Street in the early morning hours on Halloween when he lost control of his car and crashed, killing his friend who was sitting in the front passenger seat. The driver was allegedly drunk and speeding at the time of the crash.
According to the Seymour Police Department, the driver recorded a blood-alcohol level of 0.16 after the accident. The legal limits are 0.02 for people who are under 21 years old and 0.08 for people who are 21 or older. The driver is facing charges of second-degree assault, second-degree manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and reckless driving. A conviction could mean up to 10 years in prison for the suspect.
According to a witness, the car in question sped past and crashed into a utility pole after failing to handle a curve. A 20-year-old male and 17-year-old male who were both riding in the backseat were also injured in the accident.
Victims of drunk driving accidents may be able to file a lawsuit against those who are responsible for their losses or the relevant insurance companies. A successful lawsuit will result in monetary compensation to cover medical expenses, vehicle repair costs, loss of income and any other financial losses.
Source: Naugatuck Patch, "Police: Driver in Fatal Crash Was Drunk, Speeding," Paul Singley, Nov. 30, 2012