According to recent reports, several individuals have died in the San Diego area this past week due to the negligent actions of drunk drivers. In one such incident, a driver was killed when a suspected drunk driver hit a car head-on. Another incident involved a 49-year-old driver who hit a Cal Trans sign, leaving a path of destruction behind. Yet another recent incident left two medical students dead after a drunk driver drove the wrong way on the interstate.
Steve Lykins, executive director for Mothers Against Drunk Driving in San Diego, stated that there is really no explanation for this uptick in drunk driving incidents. He concluded, “It’s tragic, and it’s all too often. Why folks are continuing to make these bad decisions is always the challenge, always the frustration. All we can do is continue to fight, and try to get people to make good decisions.” He encourages those who drink to stop and think, saying, “What is the consequence of your actions? Can you live with yourself if through your decision to drink and drive, you kill someone, injure someone? Can you live with yourself?”
Statistics reveal that in 2014, 867 people, representing 28.9 percent of all total traffic deaths, were killed in a collision with a driver whose blood-alcohol level was above the legal .08 percent cutoff. This is a 4.6 percent increase from the previous year.
When someone makes the poor decision to drive while impaired by drugs and/or alcohol, they place themselves at risk as well as everyone else on the road. If you have been involved in an accident that was caused by a drunk driver, you may have grounds to seek compensation for your injuries. This compensation can include payment for medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering related to the crash.
To ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries, you may need the help of a skilled personal injury attorney. The team at the Gilleon Law Firm, APC in San Diego is here to offer you the assistance you need in seeking payment for your injuries. We have the experience and skill to aggressively represent your interests at the negotiating table or, if it comes to it, in court. Give us a call today to discuss your case and see how we can help you.