Let’s pretend you and your friends are finally getting off work on a Friday at 5 pm. You head back to your place to shed the day away into some new going out clothes. You wear a new shirt and pants. You finally try that new eye shadow and now you are off and out the door. You are driving because you have an early morning and only intend to drink one drink.
Once you arrive the restaurant is packed. The music is loud and people are smiling and laughing. You find your group of friends, order your one glass of wine, and the night begins. Throughout the night you continue to sip on your one glass of wine as well as a cup of water. You are doing the responsible thing. You decline the shots of your friends’ order and you even order some food. You know the right thing to do and you are willing to sacrifice a night of debauchery than to drink and drive or feel hung-over in the morning.
Unfortunately, while you are on your way home, the other drivers on the road aren’t as responsible or thoughtful as you. In fact, some people choose to drink and drive over and over again. Whenever someone gets their first DUI, it does not mean that they get their license taken away. Sometimes, if they find a good lawyer, they only get a fine or are subject to some volunteer hours. Other people do not take other people into consideration. Unfortunately, someone’s selfish decision is at the stake of someone else.
In San Mateo, a man was arrested for drunk driving after he slammed head-on into a car driving the opposite way. The impact of the accident instantly killed the passenger of the drunk driver’s car. The other two drivers were taken to the hospital for severe injuries. The drunk driver apparently swerved into the northbound lane while he was going southbound which caused the head-on collision. The drunk driver will face charges of vehicular manslaughter.
This kind of situation is not uncommon. Unfortunately, California is showing an increase in DUI deaths from 2017 to 2018. Last year, 47 people died due to drunk driving accidents and more than 1,100 people were arrested for driving under the influence. This kind of behavior is not only increasing, but it is becoming deadlier.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury after being hit by a drunk driver or a driver under the influence then our San Mateo Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys at Allegiance Law are ready to hear your story. We have helped many clients find justice and peace of suffering losses from a drunk driver. Our approach goes beyond just the driver. In California, there is a Dram Shop Liquor Liability that holds bars and restaurants responsible for serving the alcohol to the driver. We make sure to go above and beyond for our clients. Call 415-404-6395 or click here to start a conversation with professional attorneys at Allegiance Law in San Mateo for justice today.