Each year, over 3,000 people die in California car accidents. While there are many potential causes of car accidents, certain causes routinely appear near the top of the list each year: aggressive driving and intoxicated driving.
Of course, all motorists are required to drive in a safe manner and remain free from the intoxicating effects of drugs or alcohol. However, in reality, tens of thousands of California motorists engage in this prohibited conduct each day, putting everyone with whom they share the road at risk of being involved in a serious or fatal traffic accident.
When a motorist causes an accident due to intoxicated or aggressive driving, anyone injured as a result may be able to pursue a claim of compensation through a California personal injury lawsuit. These cases generally require that an accident victim establish that the other driver engaged in a negligent act that resulted in the accident victim’s injuries. In many cases involving intoxicated or aggressive driving, the fact that the other driver violated one or more traffic laws leading up to the accident can help an accident victim establish the other driver’s negligence.
Two Killed in Possible DUI Accident
Earlier this month, two motorists were killed and two others injured in a traffic accident that occurred on northbound I-15. According to a local news report covering the accident, the collision occurred when a Ford Mustang rear-ended a Toyota Corolla. The force from the collision caused the Toyota to spin out before coming to a rest in the middle of the highway. Moments later, a city-owned SUV crashed into the Toyota, causing the SUV to roll and the Toyota to catch fire.
Witnesses to the accident ran to assist the motorists in each of the vehicles. The drivers of both the Toyota and the SUV were able to get out of the vehicle and make it to safety. However, two others inside the Toyota were unable to escape in time and died as a result of their injuries.
The driver of the Mustang exited his car and fled the scene on foot. Police used a helicopter to locate the driver, who was arrested and charged with several felony offenses, including a DUI murder charge.
Have You Been Injured in a California Car Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a California DUI accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, you may receive compensation for your past and future medical expenses and lost wages, as well as for any pain and suffering you endured as a result of the accident. The dedicated Southern California personal injury attorneys at Sharifi Firm have decades of collective experience helping victims pursue the compensation they deserve. We handle all types of California car accident cases, including DUI accidents. Call 866-422-7222 to schedule a free consultation with an attorney today. Calling is free, and we will not bill you for the services we provide unless we are able to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve.
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