South Los Angeles Drunk Driver Accident
A recent traffic accident in Los Angeles left an 8-year old boy with serious injuries. A drunk driver allegedly hit a family driving an SUV. The drunk driver was traveling 70 miles an hour when it T-boned the family's car. Rescue workers had to cut one person out of the SUV. The boy was transported to County USC Hospital for treatment of his injuries and is expected to live, although he is listed in critical condition. The parents were listed in fair condition. The drunk driver suffered moderate injuries and was arrested and charged with a DUI.
Any traffic accident can be a terrible experience, but when the accident was caused by negligence and reckless behavior such as driving while intoxicated, it can make it worse. Drivers have a duty of care to drive safely and not cause accidents that injure others. When a person drinks and gets behind the wheel, that duty is broken. The Ghozland Law Firm is dedicated to helping victims of personal injury accidents receive the fair and just compensation they deserve for their injuries and losses.
About Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk driving accidents can be particularly bad and often result in major injuries or deaths. Alcohol can impair one's perceptions and while intoxicated a driver can have trouble judging distances or depths. Reaction time required to operate a vehicle in a safe manner can be affected, as there is a greatly diminished ability to brake in time or execute other maneuvers necessary to avoid an accident. Drunk drivers speed, drive too slowly, weave in and out of traffic lanes, run through red lights or stop signs, or commit other traffic violations.
DUI accidents usually end up causing major injuries to other vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, bicyclists, or pedestrians. There are strict DUI laws in place to protect citizens against drunk drivers and deter those who might consider driving while intoxicated. A conviction can mean time in jail, significant fines, loss of driving privileges and more. Unfortunately, some ignore the laws, drink and drive. The matter of compensation is resolved through an insurance claim or litigation in civil court.
Reckless and Negligent Drunk Drivers in Los Angeles
If you have suffered injuries in a drunk driving collision or you have lost a loved one to a DUI accident in the Los Angeles area, you should seek legal advice. You are the victim of a personal injury accident or a wrongful death but there are additional factors involved in DUI accidents because of the criminal aspect. That can complicate matters when dealing with insurance companies and available compensation.
Not only are there criminal charges but the victim may have a civil case against the drunk driver. We are experienced in all types of personal injury cases, including complex DUI cases. Our firm can help you receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and for your suffering.
Call the Ghozland Law Firm today for help with your DUI personal injury case in Los Angeles, CA.