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Pedestrian in crosswalk dies after being hit by a drunk driver

Encountering a drunk driver can happen without warning in Southern California and cause serious injuries, even death. These accidents are made worse when it is between a vehicle and a pedestrian. Since a pedestrian has no protection when he or she is hit, an accident caused by a drunk driver often has catastrophic results. Those who are hit by a drunk driver or lost a loved one hit by a drunk driver must be aware of their rights to be compensated in a legal filing.

Drunk driving accidents are prevalent in California

California is the most populous state in the country. So, it should come as no surprise that we also have the most drivers on the roads - and the most car accidents. The cause of these car accidents vary, from traffic violations to distracted driving. But, there is one cause of car accidents that should never happen: drunk driving.

How victims prove liability after a drunk driving accident

Car accidents occur in California for many different reasons. In some cases, a driver distracted by a cellphone may have caused the accident. In others, it might have been a driver committing a traffic violation. And, unfortunately, many car accidents are caused by drunk drivers.

How common are drunk driving accidents?

It is a sad reality that drunk driving accidents are responsible for thousands of deaths and injuries in California and across the United States each year. It seems that no matter how much of an emphasis public policy makers put on combatting drunk driving, it still occurs. But, just how common are drunk driving accidents?

Pair hit by a drunk driver in overnight crash taken to hospital

It is unfortunate that there are motorists who are reckless, don't pay strict attention to the road, are negligent or engage in behaviors that place themselves and others in danger. These drivers are everywhere and one of the most dangerous behaviors in which they partake is drinking and driving. An accident caused by a drunk driver can lead to serious injuries and fatalities. Those who are involved in this type of auto accident need to understand their possible rights to be compensated.

California attorneys represent those hit by a drunk driver

The New Year is here, and many people in California rang in 2017 with champagne and kisses. Unfortunately, this also meant that some people overindulged, and got behind the wheel of a car while drunk. This is a seriously negligent move, as a drunk driver is unable to safely operate a motor vehicle. They may speed, swerve between lanes, go the wrong way down a one-way street and ultimately crash into another vehicle.

California woman dies in suspected drunk driving crash

The loss of a loved one is never easy, especially when that loss is sudden and unexpected. A California woman passed away recently after her vehicle was hit by a wrong-way driver. Now that driver is being accused of driving under the influence.

Drunk driving: what is the effect of alcohol on your body?

Many holiday celebrations in California include alcohol. Whether it is eggnog at Christmas or Champagne at New Years, most people in California drink responsibly. However, there are always those risk-takers who underestimate just how serious the effect of alcohol can be on their mind and body.

Identifying drugged drivers in California remains difficult

Driving while impaired is illegal in California, just as it is in every other state in the nation. There are many ways to identify a drunk driver. For example, an officer could administer a field sobriety test to determine if a person is impaired, and a breath or blood test can measure the driver's blood-alcohol concentration to determine if it is above the legal limit of 0.08 percent. However, what about drivers who have used drugs such as marijuana, and then driven and caused an accident?

Drunk drivers can turn holiday celebrations into tragedies

The holidays are a time of celebration. Starting with Thanksgiving and lasting all the way to ringing in the New Year, there will be countless parties, family get-togethers and other festive events. While it is not unusual to have a drink or two at one of these celebrations, there are unfortunately some in California who will take it too far and will get behind the wheel of a car after having too much to drink. Drunk driving is a serious issue, especially at this time of the year.

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