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Monroe Drunk Driving Car Accident Attorneys

According to national statistics, alcohol-related car wrecks cause fatal injuries every 30 minutes. If you’ve been victim to a drunk driving car accident, the team at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys is here for you. We understand the devastating consequences of accidents caused by someone driving under the influence, and we will work with you to get the justice you deserve.
Whether you’ve suffered from serious injuries, loss of wages, or anything else related to the drunk driving car wreck, you may be entitled to compensation. Having represented many of these types of cases, we are well aware of the physical and psychological damages that can occur as a result of a wreck with an intoxicated driver, and we will use our experience to defend you.

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What are the Louisiana Drunk Driving Laws?

Louisiana laws dictate that drunk drivers may face criminal prosecution. The results of a breath or blood test will determine whether or not prosecutors bring a driving under the influence (DUI) charge against the offending driver.

The Law in Louisiana forbids a person from operating a motor vehicle:

  • with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or greater
  • while under the influence of any controlled substance
  • while under the influence of both alcohol and any legally obtainable drugs, or
  • while under the influence of alcohol

Penalties are enhanced, or get harsher, the higher a driver’s BAC is and if a driver has committed more than one violation.

Common Injuries Suffered from a Drunk Driving Car Accident:

There is an unlimited number of injuries that a victim sustains as a result of a drunk driving car accident. However, some areas of the body are more vulnerable, than others, to injury during a car accident. Areas of the body, more susceptible to injury include the following:

  • Back and Spinal Cord
  • Head and Neck
  • Legs
  • Brain
  • Chest

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What to do if you’ve been involved in a Drunk Driving Accident

If a drunk driver causes you to be in a car wreck, there are a few steps you can take to protect yourself and prepare for your insurance claim.

  1. Stop and Remain at the Scene
  2. Take Photos and/or Videos of the Vehicles, Scene and Visible Injuries
  3. Identify and Obtain Information from Witnesses
  4. Obtain Copies of Medical and Repair Costs, and Lost Wages

After a car accident with a drunk driver, you should only have to worry about the mental and physical health of you and anyone else involved. The team at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys will handle all legal aspects of your case, so you can focus on what matters most.

Contact an Experienced Drunk Driving Car Accident Attorney in Monroe

When you call the Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, you will receive a free and confidential consultation. Our team will investigate the car wreck and fight to recover as much as possible for your pain and suffering. Call us today at 318.716.3888 to speak to an experienced car accident attorney about your case.