Many parts of Louisiana are known for the partying lifestyle. Sadly, other people’s lifestyle choices often have negative impacts for law-abiding individuals. When drunk drivers get behind the wheel, they put themselves and everyone else on the roads at risk. If you suffered injuries in a car accident that was caused by a drunk driver, it’s important to contact an experienced New Orleans attorney as soon as possible.
At the Law Offices of John D. Sileo, LLC, we represent individuals throughout Southern Louisiana who were injured in accidents caused by drunk drivers.
Understanding Compensation In Drunk Driving Accident Cases
Life-changing accidents are never easy to deal with. However, drunk driving accidents can be especially difficult to cope with. The drunk driver chose to drink and drive, which makes injuries and wrongful death seem senseless. Although a personal injury settlement cannot alleviate the pain of the accident, it can help restore financial stability to your life and hold the negligent driver accountable for his or her actions.
In Louisiana, personal injury lawsuits that are awarded compensation for drunk driving accidents may include punitive damages in addition to the other compensation. Punitive damages must be paid by the negligent party and are awarded to the victim as punishment for the negligence. Compensation can also be awarded for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Future lost wages
- Property damage
- Loss of enjoyment of life