People walking next to a busy road, albeit on a sidewalk or not, are vulnerable and dependent on the driving skills of all the drivers passing them on the road. Car accidents involving pedestrians seldom end well for the pedestrian. A recent accident in California underscores the vulnerability of pedestrians.
Despite all the media messages and awareness campaigns, drunk driving remains a reality on California roads. Fatal auto accidents seem such an unnecessary waste of a life, but when an accident was caused by a driver under the influence of alcohol or other stupefying substances, it seems even more futile. A family in California had to face the reality of a loved one never coming home again after a recent fatal accident.
People who are careless or reckless often create havoc wherever they go. This is particularly true when they end up behind the steering wheel of a motor vehicle. Given the many campaigns to create awareness for drivers to be cautious, one would expect drivers to be aware of the dangers reckless driving habits hold. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
When a person suffers injuries due to the recklessness or negligence of another, Californian civil law provides for the injured victim to claim for such damages. In the case of auto accidents, a victim may be eligible to claim for more than just repair costs of the vehicle and hospital bills. A victim may also qualify to claim for the pain and suffering he or she endured.
While Christmas is fast approaching, the families of four Californian people have to plan their funerals. Car accidents are always tragic, but when it happens at such a festive time of year, it seems even more of a tragedy. The accident happened on a recent Sunday morning.
A tragic hit-and-run accident on a recent Thursday in November left a family in mourning and robbed a baby girl of the love of a father. Fatal car accidents, especially hit-and-run accidents leave so many unanswered questions in the minds of the bereaved family. This accident is no different.
Cars have changed significantly over the last 100 years. They have definitely become a lot faster and more dangerous. Fortunately, an awareness of the greater safety hazards cars hold has led to improvements made to cars by the automotive industry. Even though there is an increased awareness of road safety, thousands of people die in car accidents on roads in the United States every year.
There is little doubt that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can result in horrific consequences. Every year the lives of thousands of people are negatively influenced by auto accidents caused by DUI drivers. A recent fatal accident in California once again highlighted the horror caused by driving under the influence.
No one is truly prepared to be in a car accident. A collision can be both emotionally and physically traumatic, and it is quite normal to feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. If you suffered injuries in an accident or your loved one did, you would be wise to take quick action to protect your interests. What you do after a California accident could have an impact on your future.
A road in Riverside County was closed for approximately four hours on a recent Wednesday. The California Highway Patrol reported that this followed a multi-vehicle crash that claimed the life of one person. It is suspected that this was yet another of those auto accidents that involved an intoxicated driver.