It's hard to have a full life in most of California without a car. There are drawbacks to motor vehicle ownership, such as traffic jams and maintenance costs, but nothing beats the freedom and reliability of your own car or truck. Just like other freedoms, though, car ownership can come with a price.
The greatest danger to drivers and passengers, as well as many mass transit users, is a collision that could cause serious injury and damage on top of delays and the headaches of repair. Out of the many types of car accidents, those involving drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol are the scariest and most likely to cause unrecoverable damage.
A suspected drunk driver in Fresno may have caused an accident that caused three deaths in a single car on Interstate 99. A 23-year-old woman was driving on the wrong side of the freeway when she slammed her car into another one head-on.
Both the driver and front passenger of the car that was hit died on the scene, while the rear passenger succumbed to trauma after being transported to a local hospital. Officers with the California Highway Patrol reported that the solo driver was under the influence of alcohol and arrested on related charges.
The victims of car accidents and the families of those killed in collisions, whether they involve drunk or negligent drivers, have the right to aid their recovery with claims for financial damages. Legal representation is often recommended for people who find themselves in the difficult situation of getting over a tragedy that began on the road.