When parents kiss their children goodbye at the bus stop, they should feel confident that their child will be safely delivered at the end of the school day. They shouldn’t have to worry that a drunk driver is going to put their child in the way of harm. When that trust is broken, action needs to be taken against the guilty.
On May 14 a school bus that was stopped and dropping a child off at their bus stop was hit from behind by a drunk driver. The Connecticut man that caused this drunk driving accident faces numerous charges, including driving under the influence and following too closely.
Thankfully no one was injured in this accident. However, DWI accidents can be very severe and cause injuries to everyone involved. Victims of an accident caused by a drunk driver can sustain serious injuries and such victims deserve to be compensated for their medical expenses, and any other expenses that arise as a result of the accident.
It is important for victims of drunk driving accidents to understand that the drunk driver’s insurance company probably will not want to take the case to court. However, in their attempt to settle, they will begin with the lowest offer possible. Victims should not feel obligated to take that first offer.
In addition, evidence collection and taking legal action can be a very time-sensitive matter in a case concerning a drunk driving accident. Experienced DWI accident attorneys know the procedure and details involved in successfully making a case against a drunk driver to receive the compensation and medical care to which the injured parties are entitled.
Source: WTNH News 8, “School bus struck by drunk driver,” May 14, 2012