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It’s tragic when an accident happens on the roads. A driver might have had a medical emergency, got distracted or otherwise made mistakes that they can’t take back. Their mistakes may have led to serious injuries or fatalities.

For the families and individuals dealing with the outcome of these collisions, it’s hard to know what to do. You should know that you, as a victim, have a right to pursue a claim against the at-fault driver. Regardless of their explanation for their actions, they hurt you or someone your love. You may have lost someone you care about. It’s important that they are held responsible.

Take, for example, this case. A man was killed in a crash on Interstate 64 after being involved in a collision with a person who was later charged for a DUI. The emergency teams that arrived at the scene of the collision found both vehicles on fire. One of the occupants was able to get out of the vehicle, but the other could not escape. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver who was able to get out was accused of a DUI. He was arrested and charged with a DUI that caused death.

Crashes like this one are devastating for those who are involved. Drugs and alcohol, speeding and other actions like these are a hazard to yourself and to the people you love. If you are struck by a driver who was breaking the law, it’s important for you to protect yourself and to assert your rights as a victim. People who aren’t driving safely should always be held liable for their actions.