If a driver unintentionally kills another driver, passenger or pedestrian while they are operating a motorized vehicle this is considered vehicular manslaughter. It can be caused by a variety of factors including: reckless driving, speeding, negligence or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Vehicular manslaughter may be considered either a misdemeanor or a felony, and the driver may be charged with varying criminal offenses. State laws vary by state, but common vehicular manslaughter charges can include: probation, parole, driver's license revocation, prison terms and high fines. Drivers who have been charged with vehicular manslaughter should contact a car accident lawyer as soon as possible.
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