Encountering a driver under the influence in Georgia is unfortunately common. Even as other road dangers become more prevalent, DUIs still cause major injuries and death. Those injured by a drunk driver can have severe, lifelong injuries. People who have been hurt or lost a loved one can call for legal advice on how to move forward with a case.
A woman was killed when her vehicle was hit head-on by an alleged drunk driver and then was rear-ended by another vehicle. A woman driving a Lincoln crossed over the line in the turning lane and crashed into a Nissan. After the initial impact, a Toyota then ran into the back of the Nissan. The driver of the Nissan died, while the two people in the Toyota had only minor injuries. The driver of the Lincoln was not hurt. She was subsequently arrested for DUI with alcohol and drugs. She also faces charges for vehicular homicide and making an improper lane change.
A fatal auto accident can have a series of consequences for a family left behind. Those left behind could have trouble coming to grips with what happened. Financially, the person who died might have been a significant contributor to the household. There are multiple ways in which a fatal crash negatively impacts a family and when it is because of a DUI, it is essential to consider a legal filing for compensation.
A key part of a successful legal filing is the evidence. While DUI cases might appear to be clear-cut, it is always wise to have legal advice. A lawyer who has helped many people after motor vehicle accidents can provide advice and guidance with a case.