What is vehicular manslaughter?
Vehicular manslaughter occurs when someone’s driving causes the death of another person. However, a simple accident does not typically count as vehicular manslaughter, which can be charged as a misdemeanor or even a felony. To qualify as vehicular manslaughter, the driver must have been driving illegally. This means that the driver could have exhibited:
- Gross negligence
- Reckless driving
- Excessive speeding
- Driving drunk
Even when they do not cause someone’s death, people driving with any of the above characteristics can cause auto accidents that may result in serious injury to you and those you love. If you have suffered in a car wreck due to a negligent driver, you should contact an experienced Iowa auto accident attorney from LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 today.