It is not possible to quantify the loss that family members experience when they lose someone in an accident. It can be frustrating, trying to understand what prompted another driver to act irrationally and put the lives of everyone else at risk. While there can never be a satisfying answer to that question, it might be possible to hold a negligent driver accountable for their behavior through a civil lawsuit.
New Mexico state police have recently charged a man for his role in a fatal car accident. According to police, he was driving his vehicle on the wrong side of Interstate 25, when he collided head-on with another vehicle and a motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash and the other victim was taken to the hospital. Officers claim alcohol was a factor in the crash and have charged the man with a number of criminal charges, including DWI and vehicular homicide.
Coming to terms with a loss suffered in a drunk driving accident is often even more frustrating, as the crash could have been avoided had the driver made the choice of not drinking and driving. As a result of this bad decision, accident victims often suffer from catastrophic injuries and are overwhelmed by medical bills and the loss of wages from their jobs. Even worse, a fatal accident can leave families reeling emotionally and financially.
Civil suits can progress independently from criminal cases. Through a civil suit, family members and victims may be able to recoup the financial burden associated with a car accident. It might be beneficial to consult an experienced attorney to discuss one's options after a crash.