Our law firm’s car accident lawyers in San Diego know that car accidents caused by drunk driving can have long-lasting effects on the people involved and their families. Drunk driving car accidents create questions for anyone with personal injuries or a family dealing with a wrongful death:
- Why did someone decide to drive drunk?
- Why couldn’t the driver call a cab or get a friend to drive?
- How will I get justice?
For the family of a 17-year-old teen, the driver of the car that caused his wrongful death will stand trial for his role in the fatal car accident. A judge decided there is sufficient evidence to proceed in the trial of the 21-year-old driver, the driver of the car that killed this young man.
Back in November, the driver in question was driving a 1990 Ford Mustang — without a license — going north on East Vista Way just past Mason Road at around 2 a.m. The car then veered and hit a guardrail, then crossed into the southbound lanes and hit a bus-stop shelter and rolled several times.
The now-deceased teen wasn’t wearing a seat belt was ejected from the car and his wrongful death was declared at the scene of the car accident after suffering from multiple blunt-force injuries to his upper body. The driver only suffered moderate injuries.
The driver has been charged with gross vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence. If a conviction is made, he faces up to six years in prison.
Our Vista car accident lawyers believe that people who drive drunk are making poor decisions that impact not just the driver but other drivers and passengers, as well. If you are out drinking, DON’T DRIVE! Call a cab. Call a friend. Never start the engine — it can only end badly.
Call us now at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced car accident lawyers after you get into a car accident and find out how we can help you. We speak English and Spanish, and we look forward to providing advice for your case. No fee if no recovery.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines