One of the scary aspects of driving is when you are on the road and encounter a drunk driver. Unfortunately, on August 13, 2013, an alleged drunk driver on Highway 138, crossed into oncoming traffic causing a serious collision and resulting in serious injuries to several individuals. In this accident, according to early indications, the driver of a Jeep Cherokee was driving eastbound when the driver of the Cherokee made a left turn in front of a Saturn. This accident resulted in two serious injuries to passengers in the Saturn while leaving the alleged drunk driver basically unharmed.
Drunk drivers are a major source of accidents in California, along with causing major injuries and death among innocent victims. Here are some statistics from 2010 applicable California drunk driving incidents. In 2010, nearly 1800 people died from alcohol or drug related traffic accidents. Just over 24,000 people were injured from accidents involving alcohol. Over half of all the injury or death accidents in that year involved multiple vehicles. Of all the alcohol related accidents nationwide, California had about 20 percent of all alcohol related deaths.
While in most instances, you cannot stop a drunk driver. The only way to protect yourself is to be hyper-vigilant on the road and secure for yourself significant uninsured motorist insurance in the event an accident caused by a drunk driver, or negligent driver, is caused by an uninsured or underinsured motorist. The other way to protect yourself, or at least to secure proper compensation for the losses, is to hire a good personal injury lawyer that understands how to secure for you the best financial recovery possible.
If you are searching for a personal injury lawyer to handle your injury or wrongful death case, arising from a car accident, or a drunk driver, consider the Inland Empire Law Group to represent you in your personal injury claim. Please call as soon as possible to schedule your complimentary appointment so you can learn your rights and potential for recovery. 909-481-0100.