This is another strong reminder never to get behind the wheel of a car, truck, or any machine if you have been drinking or are under the influence of any drugs or mind altering medications or the like. In one of my previous blog posts I wrote about a groom who allegedly swerved to avoid hitting a dog on the eve of his wedding day when the car he was driving went off of the road and crushed the bride underneath the car killing her at the scene of the accident.
It has since been reported by the Atlanta Journal Constitution that the groom was driving under the influence of alcohol and has since been charged with first degree vehicular homicide, laying drag, reckless driving, and failure to maintain lane.
This is another example of a senseless tragedy that could have been avoided had the groom not been drinking and driving. If you plan on drinking, then the lesson is simple; do not drink and drive. It might be inconvenient to call a cab, have a sober friend drive you home, or make other provisions in these situations. It is not worth the consequences, however, as this story clearly proves. Nobody wins in these situations.
A life that was worth living is now lost, and another human being will also have to live for the rest of his life with the fact that he senselessly took someone else’s life. No amount of jail time, sorrow, forgiveness or anything else will erase the memory that such irresponsibility took the life of another human being that can never be replaced.
What if it was your family member that was killed? What if it was your child that was killed or seriously injured by a drunk or impaired driver? I am a mother and I have a difficult time having sympathy for people who commit these horrific crimes. Some crimes can not be avoided. This is not one of them.
A person who drinks and drives, or is under the influence of any mind altering drug while driving or boating or operating any type of machinery that could cause harm to another is 100% responsible for their actions and should be held accountable as such to the fullest extent of the law. A criminal attorney’s job is to make sure that a person’s constitutional rights are not violated in the process of prosecution.
A Personal Injury Attorney’s job is to make sure that the injured or killed are fully compensated for the negligent acts of another. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by the negligent act(s) of another who was drinking, drugging, or under the influence of any mind altering substance, then we are truly sorry and we encourage you to Contact Us immediately as we are here to help you and we are experts in these types of cases, and we will get you the compensation that you deserve.