The issue of distracted driving is in the forefront of many public policy discussions about how to address the rate of car accidents that occur in California and throughout the rest of the country. Cellphone use, in particular, is driving the discussion. However, there is another danger that has been around as long as automobiles: drunk driving.
Although our readers might think the rate of drunk driving accidents could be on the decline thanks to ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, the reality is that drunk driving is still very much a problem. With the upcoming holiday season – a time when many people celebrate with family and friends and have a cocktail or two – law enforcement officials will be increasing their efforts to catch drunk drivers. Unfortunately, despite those efforts, there will still be accidents that leave innocent victims badly injured or, in the worst-case scenarios, killed.
When California residents are injured in a collision with a drunk driver, the results can be life-changing. The victims may never fully recover from the injuries. These types of collisions can lead to broken bones, head and brain injuries and even spinal cord injuries.
At our law firm, we do our best to help injured victims pursue the appropriate civil law remedy, which oftentimes includes a personal injury lawsuit. When California residents are injured in a car accident that wasn’t their fault, especially one caused by a drunk driver, there are likely legal options to consider. For more information, please visit our law firm’s website.