On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in auto accidents on Thursday, January 3, 2019.
While most people were celebrating with friends and family as they rang in a new year, a few California families were forced to spend New Year’s Day mourning. While there is always a risk of auto accidents on the road, the risk increases exponentially if someone is driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. In a recent news headline, the dangers of impaired driving are evident.
The tragedy began as a mother and her 9-year-old daughter were making their way through traffic on a California road. A sedan, traveling at a high rate of speed, slammed into another car. The car the male driver struck crashed into a barrier wall. The driver at fault did not stop but continued speeding forward, slamming into the vehicle occupied by the mother and child.
The poor woman’s vehicle became disabled and was struck again by another truck. The vehicle came to rest against a guardrail. When help arrived, rescuers discovered that the small child had been killed. The driver who caused the accident was reportedly driving under the influence.
When auto accidents — caused by an individual who has been drinking or taking drugs — claim lives, the victim’s family is surely angry. In this case, an innocent child, in the care of her loving mother, was killed, and now her family must somehow heal. In cases such as this, it may be a good idea for the family to bring in an experienced attorney. An attorney can help a family pursue justice in a court of law on behalf of an innocent victim taken too soon by a careless driver who chose to put lives in danger.