Though this incident happened a few months ago, it highlights a problem that puts so many people in this state at risk of injury – drunk drivers.
In August, a Daly City man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into a Pacifica residence. The driver said he was driving home when the crash occurred and decline hospital treatment. Officers suspected he was intoxicated so they performed a DUI investigation. The man was subsequently arrested.
While we are grateful that nobody was injured in this accident, it could have been much worse for people on the roadway as well as the people in the home that was struck. This accident shows us that there are not too many safe places from drunk drivers.
If you need a Daly City drunk driving accident attorney, you can count on Allegiance Law to be by your side, fighting to get the compensation you deserve.
There is no denying that alcohol plays a major part in traffic-related injuries and fatalities in California. According to the latest reporting year for the state, alcohol was a factor in 27 percent of all traffic-related fatalities. During that same year, there were 25,147 alcohol-related traffic injuries. These are some serious numbers that show us how out of control the problem is.
In an average year, the police make over 150,000 DUI arrests in the state, yet that is only a drop in the bucket when it comes to how many people choose to drink and drive.
Drives who operate while intoxicated tend to ignore laws, including speed limits. This tends to make accidents much worse. It is not uncommon to see the following types of injuries in cases involving drunk drivers:
These kinds of injuries can result in significant hospital stays and extended rehabilitation.
Will your insurance cover all of these expenses?
What if you are unable to work while you heal?
Though the state of California makes it hard to hold bartenders and servers responsible if they over-serve someone alcohol, they can still be held liable if they serve a minor and that minor subsequently gets into a car accident that injures or kills someone.
Dram shop and liquor laws are in place for these instances, so we advise seeking legal help if you were struck by an intoxicated minor.
We know that any accident can be hard to deal with, particularly when there are injuries involved. If you have been injured in an accident with a drunk driver, Allegiance Law is ready to help. We will work with you to make sure you are treated fairly and receive the compensation you deserve for all of your accident-related expenses.