An intoxicated driver is a dangerous driver. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs increases the chance of a traffic accident. Even though California has strict DUI laws, thousands of drivers across the state choose to ignore those laws each day. Sadly, some of those drivers cause Sacramento DUI accidents that result in severe injuries and death for innocent victims.
Commercial trucks weigh 20 to 30 times more than the average passenger vehicle. Semi-trucks are larger and much taller than passenger vehicles. The difference in size can place occupants of other vehicles at a high risk of sustaining catastrophic injuries and life-threatening injuries. Large truck accidents result in severe injuries, substantial financial losses, and emotional distress. Meeting with a Sacramento personal injury attorney for a truck accident consultation can provide answers to your questions about compensation for truck accident claims and your legal rights.
Motor vehicle accidents result in thousands of deaths and injuries in California. During 2018, 3,563 people died in traffic accidents in California. Sadly, some individuals may survive a car accident only to pass away a few days or weeks after the accident. In some cases, a person could die several months after a car crash from complications arising from injuries sustained in the collision, resulting in a wrongful death claim.
When you are in a car accident, it can be overwhelming. Even when you are not seriously injured, you must deal with the property damage to your vehicle. You may miss time from work as you obtain a rental vehicle, arrange for repairs to your vehicle, and visit your doctor to determine whether you were injured in the accident. The emotional stress and physical pain after an accident add to the financial losses to create an extremely frustrating situation.
The loss of a family member is never easy. Questions may exist whether the death was natural or the result of a wrongful or negligent act. Wrongful deaths occur when a person’s life is cut short because of another person or party’s negligence, recklessness, or wrongdoing.