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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Train Accident Caused by Drunk Driver in New Orleans

A 42-year-old man drove his vehicle onto the train tracks and stopped. A passenger Amtrak train immediately hit the vehicle causing a train accident in New Orleans. Amazingly, the man was not killed. However, police officers did have good reason to arrest the man for a DUI because the driver had a strong odor of alcohol, displayed slurred speech and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot

The man was arrested and sent to University Hospital in New Orleans to have his blood alcohol level (BAC) checked. The man’s BAC level was reported as 0.18 percent. The legal BAC limit to drive is 0.08 percent. Charges include:

• Driving while intoxicated
• Disobeying the train crossing signal
• Driving without liability insurance

The train accident did not result in the personal injury of anyone on the train. The man, however, suffered a head wound.

The New Orleans train accident attorneys at the Cochran Firm have experience helping victims of train accidents get the compensation they are entitled to. Possible compensation includes:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Wrongful death
  • Prescriptions
  • Physical therapy
  • Hospital bills
  • At home care
  • Other medical bills

Train accidents can occur for several reasons other than people stopping their vehicles on the tracks. Trains to collide with each other on occasion and they can hit a defect in a rail that sends cars off the tracks completely. Whether trains collide with each other or a vehicle, they can result in serious injuries and death.

If you or a loved one has suffered a injuries due to a train accident in New Orleans, please contact the Cochran Firm for a case evaluation.


posted by Benjamin A. Irwin at 8:35 AM

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