Four people, including one active duty service member, recently suffered fatal injuries in San Diego crashes over the past weekend. Alcohol is suspected in three out of the four San Diego car crashes. The first accident happened around 7.00p.m. in Ramona when one three-vehicle crash trapped a victim and blocked north and south bound lanes of state Route 67.
A Chevrolet pickup truck was heading northbound when it veered into the southbound lane and hit the rear quarter panel of a Buick Sedan in addition to striking a Mini Cooper head on. That Mini Cooper vehicle caught fire and by the time emergency crews were able to help on the scene, they were unable to remove the victim from the vehicle as a result of the flames and that individual died at the scene of the accident.
Unfortunately, accidents like this tell the story of just how devastating a driving under the influence accident can be. San Diego car crashes involving alcohol are all too common. If a friend is thinking about getting behind the wheel, it’s better to call a cab or take their keys and offer them a ride, since any amount of drinking can impair a driver’s judgment.
If you or someone you know has already been injured in an accident where someone else’s drinking and driving behavior contributed to negligence behind the wheel, you may be entitled to file a claim for compensation. One of the most important things you can do in this particular case is to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. If someone you know was killed in any recent San Diego car crashes, relevant family members may be able to recover damages in a wrongful death claim.
Sadly, with the loss of a loved one, there is no way to turn back the hands of time and erase the accident. Dealing with the grief of a preventable lost loved one can be devastating. No amount of compensation will make up for the loss, but recovery in a wrongful death claim may help family members begin to put the pieces back together. Filing a timely claim is essential for recovering damages in a wrongful death case, so investigate options early.
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