Despite frequent attempts to educate the public about the dangers of drinking and driving, on a daily basis, there are still quite a few people in the state of Louisiana who are found to be operating their vehicles while impaired. This behavior is not only dangerous for them, but it is also dangerous for the general public. Recently in Baton Rouge, two pedestrians were struck by an allegedly drunk driver. The victims of this case may be entitled to pursue personal injury claims against the party believed responsible in order to seek compensation for their losses.
A news report was recently published about this event, which is said to have occurred March 15. Investigators say that a 38-year-old male was operating his vehicle on Perkins Road, around the 3700 block, when he hit two people. Little is known about the victims. One of them suffered injuries to the face and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. The report failed to mention if the second victim suffered any injuries.
After this incident occurred, police were called to investigate. They claim that the driver was not very cooperative. Ultimately, they were able to place him under arrest and transport him to the prison in East Baton Rouge Parish for booking. He has been charged with a number of offenses, including DWI, resisting an officer, reckless driving and vehicular negligent injuries.
Auto-pedestrian accidents that result in injury can leave victims hurting in a number of ways. Not only are there the physical consequences of the event, but many people also suffer psychological trauma and financial losses that can be absolutely devastating for them and their families. Thankfully, personal injury laws in the state of Louisiana allow victims of such events to seek monetary damages so they have the means to get the help they need in the following days, weeks and years.