In California, over 1,100 wrongful deaths were caused by drunk drivers in fatal car accidents in 2007. That number decreased from almost 1,300 in 2006. But despite the decrease in numbers, DUI car crashes cause too many wrongful deaths every year.
A personal injury settlement was awarded in the wrongful death of a dance teacher in Pennsylvania who was killed in a DUI car accident after celebrating her 25th birthday.
Our firm’s San Diego car accident lawyers know that the combination of alcohol and driving continues to occur despite growing overwhelming statistics that show drunk driving accidents lead to personal injury and wrongful death. If there are drivers that may think they have a problem with alcoholism, getting help through Alcoholics Anonymous should be considered before getting behind the wheel of a car and cause a car accident that leads to wrongful death or serious personal injury.
The parents of a 25-year-old dance teacher from Allentown, Pennsylvania, whose wrongful death occurred in 2006 as a result of a DUI car accident were awarded $3.1 million in damages. In February of 2007, the offending driver pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle while driving drunk and related offenses. Police said he drove his sport utility vehicle at about 85 mph in the early morning even though the teacher and another passenger asked him to slow down. The man then got into a car crash with an oak tree.
Police said the man’s blood-alcohol level was 0.24 percent — exactly three times the legal limit. How was this man allowed to drive in the condition he was in? The irresponsibility of this man caused the wrongful death of a teacher in this fatal car accident.
Our firm’s car accident attorneys in San Diego want to prevent DUI cases from happening because it usually results fatal car crashes like this case here. Drinking and driving should never be an option for anyone because it is the one cocktail that is deadly for anyone.
Call us now at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney 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.
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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