Drunk drivers often cause serious accidents that result in lifelong injuries or even the death of people riding in their cars or in another vehicle. In the days leading up to Saint Patrick's Day, a New York resident from Williamsburg tragically died after an allegedly drunk driver tried to drive her home on her 21st birthday.
When a fatal accident claims the life of a loved one, the surviving family members often face both emotional and financial turmoil while attempting to adjust to the life-altering changes. If this accident was caused by the negligence or inattention of another driver, it might be possible to recover monetary damages in a personal injury lawsuit.
There is no disputing it, cellphone use and texting while driving is a growing epidemic on our roadways - and quickly becoming one of the deadliest habits among drivers. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly 660,000 drivers can be found using their cellphones at any given daytime moment in the U.S. While many people may think their cellphone habits do not impact their driving, the truth is that this dangerous practice often results in injury, and sometimes death.
What was supposed to be a simple winery tour ended in tragedy last weekend for a group of eight young women when their limousine was broadsided by a pickup truck, resulting in four of their deaths.