According to the SE Texas Record, a lawsuit has been filed over a rear-end collision that was allegedly caused by a drunk driver. The accident occurred in February, when the plaintiff was driving on the Eastex Freeway and was rear ended by the defendant.
The lawsuit alleges that the defendant didn’t apply brakes in time, didn’t watch out for the other driver and crossed lanes. It also alleges that the driver was drunk at the time of the crash
The plaintiff is suing for his medical expenses, his pain and suffering, lost wages and more. This is a common litany of damages in these types of lawsuits.
Paying the costss
For someone who is rear ended, legal services may include assessing a host of different damages that they suffered due to the accident. Rear end collisions are notorious for causing serious injuries. Quite often, the driver who is actually hit doesn’t see the accident coming and that can mean that they are utterly unprepared and take no action to avoid the collision themselves.
In many cases, even though the driver who was struck did nothing to avoid the accident, a jury will find that the accident was not at all the driver’s fault. As this lawsuit demonstrates, it is the responsibility of the driver behind the driver who was struck to keep a lookout and to apply their brakes to avoid a collision if needed. There are drivers out there who get themselves rear ended because of their own poor driving, but this is not always the case by any stretch.
Drunk driving and negligence.
Drunk driving is one of the most common forms of negligence that cause serious injuries and deaths on the freeways and other roadways. At slow speeds, drunk drivers can be as dangerous as they are at freeways speeds. It’s their lack of an ability to keep a good lookout and to react fast enough to changes on the road that oftentimes cause accidents.
When a driver is negligent and they hurt or kill someone, there is certainly good cause to talk to an attorney about the matter. For some people, the injuries they suffer make it very hard for them to return to work and to take care of the basic necessities of life. Some victims also suffer medical injures that end up costing them huge amounts of money and, in such cases, they even risk bankruptcy due to someone else’s negligence.