It is never a good idea to get behind the wheel if you’ve consumed any alcohol, but during festival season it can be an exceptionally bad idea. Law enforcement in Louisiana has been cracking down on drunk driving in recent years, and the courts in general have little tolerance for alcohol behind the wheel. During festivals or other social events, law enforcement use more DWI check points and are, in general, on the lookout for any suspicious driving. Cops are also giving wide latitude when dealing with large crowds of intoxicated people, which is a festival.

Get a Personal Injury Attorney for Car Accident Injuries with a Drunk Driver

If you have been involved in a car accident injury with a drunk driver, or someone suspected of drinking and driving, contact a personal injury attorney immediately. Louisiana provides for extra damages to victims of DWI. See La. Civil Code art. 2315.4. As always, insurance companies are not willing to pay car accident victims their full share, and it follows that insurance companies are not willing to pay additional damages. A personal injury attorney is in the best position to make sure the insurance company makes a victim whole.

Contact Police for Car Accidents with a Drunk Driver

If you have experienced a car accident injury with a drunk driver during a festival season, do not worry. Yes, it will take the police a long time to show up. Yes, your festival day has gotten off to a bad start. But stay at the scene of the car accident and wait for the police. The drunk person that hit you knows they are drunk and does not want to wait for the police. The drunk person that hit you is probably going back home, to some distant land like Texas, in the next 24-hours. You need police to document that a car accident occurred. Plus, in order to get extra damages with La. Civil Code art. 2315.4, you need the police to arrest and convict the other person of DWI. So, call and wait for the police. After the details of the car accident are sorted out, enjoy your festivities.

Contact Us About Your Car Accident Injuries With a Drunk Driver

If you have been involved in a car accident injury with a drunk driver, please contact the personal injury attorneys at Morris Bart, LLC Attorneys at Law today.  We offer a free case evaluation with our personal injury attorneys, who will review the details of your case and advise you on the best approach to getting the compensation you deserve for your car accident injury.

April 25, 2013 | Categories: Auto Accidents, Legal Tips |