Three California women die in tragic drunk driving accident

Posted on February 18, 2013 by

On behalf of The Law Office of Marvin S. Lanter posted in Car Accidents on Monday, February 18, 2013.

Some people may think it’s safe to get behind the wheel after having a few drinks. But drunk driving in California is always a dangerous undertaking that could have serious consequences. Drunk drivers are a hazard not only to other drivers, but also to pedestrians who may be sharing the road.
A California mother, her daughter and her niece were recently killed in an alleged drunk driving accident. As they attempted to cross the street at night after returning home from a baby shower, the women were struck by a Honda Civic. The driver is suspected of being drunk at the time of the accident and now faces charges of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter. According to local residents, the road where the accident occurred sees a lot of traffic and does not have sufficient cross walks or speed bumps.

Drivers have a duty of care to adhere to when operating their motor vehicles. They must drive reasonably under the circumstances. The failure to use reasonable care is known as negligence. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol will always be considered a breach of the duty to use reasonable caution while driving. If a drunk driver causes a car accident that injures or kills another, the driver may be found negligent in a civil lawsuit.

Victims of drunk driving accidents may pursue a negligence lawsuit against the drunk driver. Through legal action, they may receive compensation for their medical expenses and pain and suffering, as well as find the closure they need to move on with their lives.

Source: 4 NBC Southern California, “Crash Kills Mom, Daughter, Niece in Anaheim,” Hettie Chang and Jason Kandel, Feb. 10, 2013

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