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Wrongful death lawsuit filed against drunk driver

Driving a motor vehicle in Lacrosse, Wisconsin comes with a lot of responsibility and is not something that should be taken lightly. In order to operate a car in a safe manner, people must have their faculties about them. Because alcohol and drugs can interfere with a person’s reaction time and ability to think clearly, drivers must avoid them in order to operate a vehicle in a safe manner.

A 36-year-old woman is accused of driving drunk when she caused an accident that led to the death of a 22-year-old mother of two. The drunk driver was taken into custody and faces felony driving under the influence in which death results charges. Her blood alcohol level was a .20 following the accident.

The car accident occurred last February when the 22-year-old was waiting at a red light. The intoxicated driver crashed into the back of her, forcing her car into the intersection. Another vehicle that was going through the intersection crashed into her. She was taken to the hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

While the drunk driver could be sentenced to up to 25 years behind bars and tens of thousands of dollars in fines, the husband of the woman who died has decided to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the drunk driver.

Those who have lost family members as the result of the carelessness of drunk drivers may wish to consult with a personal injury attorney to discuss their options for a civil case. A lawyer can advise them on their right to compensation for the death of their loved one.

Source: The State, “Lawsuit filed against woman accused in crash that killed Rock Hill mother,” Jonathan McFadden, June 18, 2014

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