Bicyclists, cars and booze don’t mix

The recent loss of life of Grant Nelson in Rancho Cucamonga as a result of a drunk driver is horrific. The impact this accident has had, and will have, on the Nelson family, Grant’s classmates and the community is significant. My son shared with me that Grant attended his school. He observed Grant’s teacher and friends mourning his loss.

Unfortunately, there are too many drivers on the road at all hours of the day that get behind the wheel of their car when they should never even enter a vehicle, except as a passenger. I have handled cases where a driver was so intoxicated that he ran into the back of a vehicle and never realized he was not in the turning lane where he intended to go. Another case involves a woman that ran into the back of a motorcyclist while traveling on Baseline. These are just a few instances when peoples’ lives were changed and affected by the insensitive and selfish acts of drunk drivers.

The tragic reality is that nothing we do in the legal system that will ever ease the loss and damages suffered by the individuals and families as a result of drunk drivers. Personal injury lawyers can only assist in making the driver and his/her insurance company responsible to the injured victim(s). To some degree there is emotional relief, to another degree it is a hollow victory.

David H. Ricks is a personal injury attorney devoted to help victims of tragic accidents. Information regarding accidents and injury claims can be found at https://www.davidrickslaw.com.

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