As the world slowly begins to open back up again, more people are making their way back onto the roads as life before the pandemic slowly resumes. This also means, however, that there may be an uptick in drunk driving again as people return to gatherings and celebrations. When accidents caused by drunk driving take place, they are often tragic—and frequently deadly. These preventable and highly consequential accidents are entirely preventable, and those who are at fault when these accidents take place must be held accountable.
According to a recent local news report, authorities suspect the influence of alcohol played a role in a deadly six-car crash on a California freeway. According to Sacramento law enforcement, a Ford car was speeding erratically in and out of lanes at times exceeding 90 miles per hour. Minutes later, the Ford slammed into the back of a Chrysler, initiating the chain-reaction crash involving six vehicles. At least one person was killed after the accident, with another hospitalized with serious injuries. The driver suspected of causing the crash and one other person suffered minor injuries. Following the driver’s release from the hospital, he was arrested.
When you are injured or someone you love is killed because of a crash caused by a drunk or intoxicated driver, you may be able to sue for damages. If you are considering filing a lawsuit for damages, the driver does not need to be convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) before a civil claim can be filed for compensation.