The results of a drunk driving accident can often be tragic. Many individuals may face considerable turmoil if they are seriously injured in such an accident or if they lose a loved one. Physical and emotional pain are common results, and individuals may need assistance in dealing with those outcomes. Therefore, individuals who have been affected by a drunk driving accident may wish to keep their legal options in mind.
A serious accident in Indiana recently left multiple people injured. It was reported that a woman was driving a vehicle with three young children inside when she slowed for traffic. The driver behind her vehicle did not slow and collided with the rear of her vehicle. As a result, the children sitting in the backseat became trapped. The driver of the second vehicle apparently attempted to flee but was apprehended by authorities.
After being extracted from the backseat, a 2-year-old and a 9-year-old were both transported from the scene due to head injuries. A 9-month-old baby was also taken to the hospital, but the extent of that individual’s injuries were not disclosed. The woman driving the vehicle reportedly suffered a collapsed lung and was also taken for treatment. The driver of the second vehicle had a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit and is currently facing a felony OVI charge.
Because this drunk driving accident resulted in multiple serious injuries, it is possible that personal injury claims will be level against the driver considered at fault. If the driver is convicted of the criminal charges for drunk driving, that information would likely increase the chances of success for a personal injury claim. Individuals may be able to seek compensation for medical expenses and other damages resulting from the Indiana crash.
Source: nwitimes.com, “Police: Three kids among four hurt in drunken driving crash on Borman“, Sarah Reese, May 3, 2015