An Indiana woman is now facing charges after a deadly auto accident that killed a man. According to police, the woman crashed into a pickup truck on Interstate 64 in Floyd County on a Monday night in March. The New Albany man was pulled over on the side of the westbound lane waiting for a friend near the Greenville exit. The woman veered off the road and crashed into the pickup truck. The man was trapped inside the vehicle and tragically died when the pickup caught fire. Emergency responders reported the deadly crash was caused by distracted driving. The woman claimed she was reaching for something when she lost control of her vehicle. Police later discovered that the woman was driving under the influence of marijuana.
When a driver or passenger is killed in a fatal car accident because of another driver’s decision to drive drunk, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault driver. In Missouri, family members and beneficiaries of the accident victim can claim monetary damages for their loss. Damages for these claims can include the medical bills, funeral, and burial cost, as well as pain and suffering. For more information or legal advice after a fatal drunk driver accident, contact the law firm of Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, today. Our St. Louis auto accident attorneys understand this is a difficult time for you and your family and we will thoroughly explain your legal rights and how we can help successfully resolve your claim.