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Police: Drunk driver causes fatal accident

For many people in Florida, driving feels so routine that they barely think about it. However, there are many things that people need to pay attention to while they are driving. They need to be sure that they are in their proper lane, that they are aware of the other drivers, pay attention to stop lights and other traffic control devices and many other things that can arise during a trip.

That is why it is so important that people are clear headed while driving and not distracted. This is why drinking and driving can be so dangerous. It can dull the senses and make concentrating on driving very difficult. So, it is not surprising that drunk driving causes many car accidents.

This fact was tragically highlighted when, according to reports, a man recently caused a fatal accident while under the influence. He was driving behind another vehicle when he rear-ended it. This caused the other driver to lose control of his vehicle and ended up hitting a utility support. The driver of that vehicle ended up dying from his injuries, while the driver who caused the accident suffered only minor injuries. He was charged with DUI and vehicular homicide as a result.

The family of the victim may be entitled to compensation for their loss though. The driver who caused the accident may be required to pay for the losses such as future income they will lose as well as other costs they will now incur because the victim is no longer providing certain things for the family. The family could also be entitled to compensation for the emotional suffering.

There are many people who drive drunk in Florida and thankfully most of the time it does not end with someone losing their life. However, these types of accidents certainly do occur and it is important that the victims are properly compensated for their loss. Experienced attorneys understand how difficult these accidents are for the victim's family and may be able to help ensure they receive what they deserve.

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