We know that one of the scariest things a person can experience is a vehicle crash with their kids in the vehicle with them. Unfortunately, we cannot control the actions of people on the roadway around us and there are times when major crashes occur. Today, we want to discuss a recent DUI crash that left several people, including children, injured.
At the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, you can count on having an experienced San Diego car crash lawyer by your side. Let us get to work now on securing the compensation you deserve.
What Happened Here?
We have learned that the driver of a Scion was driving in oncoming lanes when he collided with a truck and was then broadsided by a minivan.
The California Highway Patrol says that the driver of the Scion was allegedly drunk at the time of the incident and was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes down Pepper Drive. A westbound truck tried unsuccessfully to get out of the way and was struck. The collision caused the scion to spin and strike a Honda minivan that has six children inside. The truck also had a child inside.
Nine people were hospitalized according to a CHP spokesperson. The driver of the Scion suffered serious injuries.
What Can Happen?
We hear about incidents like this all too often. This case could have been much worse because this drunk driver endangered the lives of seven children. Thankfully they are all okay, but we know that alcohol-impaired drivers were responsible for 29% of all traffic-related deaths during the latest reporting year in the state.
Just as dangerous on the roadways are those who willfully disobey the speed limit and those who are distracted by their phones while driving (texting, watching videos, etc.).
In that same year mentioned above, there were more than 278,000 total vehicle crash injuries in California. While we realize that most vehicle crash injuries are relatively minor, that does not mean they are cheap. An ambulance ride and an X-ray can easily equal a person’s monthly paycheck. For major injuries, a crash victim and their family can see expenses rise into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Who is going to be on the line for these expenses?
How We Can Help You Now
Whether you or a loved one have been injured by a drunk driver or a driver involved in another form of reckless behavior, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. We know that these crashes are confusing, but you can count on the team at the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno to be by your side. We will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve, including:
- Coverage of medical expenses
- Recovery of lost wages if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against the negligent party