Accidents and Fatalities Involving DUI and DWIS

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What happens when you are affected by an automotive accident where alcohol or drugs is involved? Learn how to pursue compensation if you are the victim, or what you might be charged with if you caused the accident.

  • ContentCasualty: Manslaughter or Murder in DUI?

    A drunk driver is a danger to everyone and everything on the road. In those tragic cases where a DUI accident results in the death of someone other than the intoxicated driver, it is common that some type of criminal charges may be filed.

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  • ContentGoing to Trial or Accepting a Plea Bargain in a Vehicular Manslaughter Case

    When a person drives drunk and causes an accident that results in death, he or she may be charged with vehicular manslaughter. The major decision that a defendant to this type of case must make is whether to accept a plea bargain or proceed to trial. How he or she proceeds with such a case depends on a number of factors, including the following:

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  • ContentPossibility of First Degree Murder with DUI

    Many individuals have heard of vehicular homicide, manslaughter or other offenses that are related when a person drinks and drives and ultimately causes the death of another due to an accident that occurs in the vehicle. However, in some jurisdictions such actions can even result in murder charges.

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  • ContentWhy a DUI Fatality Should Result in a First Degree Murder Charge

    Although advocacy groups like MADD have made great strides in educating the public about the dangers of drinking and driving, the act continues to be a problem throughout the nation. When a person intentionally drinks and then decides to drive, public outrage may demand justice for the loss of human life.

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  • ContentPursuing Compensation after a Drunk Driving Accident

    Drunk driving collisions are a plague on the roads. There is almost one-third of all accidents where fatalities are involved with a drunk driver

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  • ContentAccidents Involving DUI

    Many states have harsh penalties for conviction of DUI, especially when the impaired driver caused an accident. Often injuries are worse when substances are added to the mix, and even fatalities result from the actions of imbibing alcohol.

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  • ContentConsequences of Committing Vehicular Manslaughter While Impaired

    Vehicular manslaughter charges may follow when someone drinks and drives and causes an accident due to his or her impaired state. When a person has only two drinks, he or she may have a blood alcohol content over the legal limit of 0.08. Venturing out after partaking in these drinks can often result in catastrophe.

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