Recently there was a terrible accident on Interstate 581 in Roanoke, Virginia, which resulted in the death of two truckers. The accident was caused by a man driving while intoxicated. The accident occurred after the at-fault driver ran into a tractor-trailer; when that truck attempted to swerve to miss the vehicle he subsequently ran into another truck, both truck drivers tragically died. The at-fault driver was later charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter, as well as driving under the influence (DUI). Investigation revealed that the driver has a previous alcohol-related driving charge on his record.
Drunk driving isn’t merely dangerous—it’s morally wrong, for it endangers lives every time an inebriated motorist is on the road, and it does so needlessly: a drunk driver needs merely call a cab or a friend instead of driving on any roadway. Our deepest sympathies are with the families and loved ones of the deceased truck drivers; we know the suffering and pain that comes with losing a loved one, particularly in something so brutal and unexpected as a car accident such as this.
The family of the victims in this car accident may have grounds to file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver; while it is obvious that no amount of redress or compensation can replace the hole left by a family member’s sudden death, filing a wrongful death claim can bring some measure of justice to the terrible act that has been committed.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident from a drunk or intoxicated driver, you might consider speaking with a personal injury attorney; our injury lawyers have handled countless cases of injuries resulting from DUIs and DWIs, and we know how to fight to get you the compensation you deserve—compensation that can go towards paying lost wages, medical bills and other factors related to serious car accidents.