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Is "Driving While Intoxicated" (DWI) an Accident?

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—When a motorist dies while driving drunk, is that death an “accident” or a reasonably predictable outcome of dangerous behavior? From a legal standpoint, that question remains open for debate.

Womble Carlyle attorney Kathy Lange examines this question in a new article at Law360.com. Lange examines a recent decision in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The appeals court reversed a district court decision and ruled that the widow of a motorist who died while driving intoxicated is entitled to collect accidental death and disability insurance.

Click here to read “‘Accident’ Remains Open to Interpretation” at Law360.com.

Copyright © 2023 Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP All Rights Reserved.National Law Review, Volume III, Number 175
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