You likely never expected that your wife's girls' night out was going to end with you becoming a widower. Your biggest hope at this point is that your wife didn't suffer when the drunk driver slammed into her. Sadly, you aren't alone with what happened. Your children have to grow up without their mother. While you so tragically can't bring her back, you can act to help your financial situation.
Here in the South, there is often a cavalier attitude taken towards drunk driving, one that looks the other way and says that everybody does it sometimes, that it's not really that big of a deal. This mentality is obviously harmful, but never more so than when a person is injured by a drunk driver.
Drinking and driving has long been a problem in the U.S. Since the end of Probation, adults have a legal right to purchase and consume alcohol and unfortunately, many then attempt to drive a motor vehicle after that consumption.
With the Memorial Day holiday rapidly approaching, and with it, the beginning of the summer driving season, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the Division of Law Enforcement Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC) have announced an outreach campaign to keep drivers safe this summer.
Drunk driving accidents are always inexcusable. Because there is no reason to ever drive while intoxicated. But it is easy. You stop on the way home from work with some coworkers and have a drink or two. Or three. And then you attempt to drive home.
Being a drunk driver in the state of North Carolina can often cause serious legal consequences. Someone can often be hurt while someone makes the decision to drive drunk, whether it be the one who is drunk or a victim who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. A family is now the victim, and is likely mourning after a drunk driver caused a fatal accident.
A North Carolina woman has died after a tragic drunk driving accident. The victim was an elderly woman, and the accident took place on Interstate 40. Police investigators believe that the drunk driver who caused the accident fell asleep at the wheel. As a result, he crossed into incoming traffic with tragic consequences.
North Carolina drivers are aware that making the wrong decisions related to automotive travel can lead to serious consequences. Some poor choices are minor, such as forgetting to use a blinker or rolling through a stop sign. Others are considerably more serious, and can lead to significant property damage, injury or even death. In North Carolina, drunk driving accidents are considered to be among the most irresponsible and dangerous outcomes of an individual's poor decision-making.
There are responsibilities that residents of North Carolina must uphold when operating motor vehicles. The two most important ones are judgement and maintaining good vision. However, both of these are severely impaired when alcohol is consumed before driving, and this can cause accidents. A recent case, adding to the epidemic of drunk driving accidents, has left two people seriously injured.
Being involved in a car accident is never an enjoyable experience. When someone is considered at fault for an accident that resulted in a death, the situation becomes even more distressing, especially if the driver believed the other person could have been at fault. Drunk driving accidents resulting in a death can be especially difficult to conclude as all parties involved are unable to give their accounts of the accident.