We know that the last thing on your mind when you go out in your vehicle is that something terrible is going to happen. We know there are risks on the roadways, but we usually do everything we can to say safe. Unfortunately, we cannot control the actions of the other drivers around us.
Four Riverside residents were killed the other day when their car was struck by a person who police say was under the influence of alcohol.
It looks like the drunk driver was attempting to make a left-hand turn but lost control of the vehicle and entered oncoming traffic lanes. That was where he collided with the four Riverside residents. In addition to the four fatalities, two other vehicles were damaged.
We know that negligent drivers are a plague on our roadways. Do you know what to do if you are injured in a vehicle accident?
When you need a Riverside car accident attorney, you can count on the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg to be by your side.
The story above highlights how dangerous alcohol can be when it comes to driving. In California, we see over 150,000 DUI arrests each year, but it seems to only make a small dent in the accidents caused by drunk drivers.
Take this alarming statistic from the latest reporting year: out of the 3,623 total traffic accident fatalities, 1,059 of them were alcohol-impaired driving fatalities. Nearly a third of all fatal accidents deal with impaired drivers. Impaired drivers we also responsible for over 27,000 injuries.
Unfortunately, drunk driving is only one concern.
Distracted drivers are also a major problem, as more and more people seem to think it is okay to look down at their phone screens while driving. Sometimes they are sending a text, other times watching a video. No matter their reason, they are taking their eyes off the roadway. Oddly enough, nearly 50 percent of California drivers admit to making a mistake while using a cell phone and driving.
We want to note that drivers who speed can cause significant harm. In fact, they were responsible for nearly 90,000 accident-related injuries during the latest reporting year. Aggressive and speeding drivers end up causing senseless injuries and fatalities.
What You Can Do
If someone else’s negligence has caused you harm in a vehicle accident, seek legal assistance today. The aftermath of any accident can get confusing and it can be tempting to settle with insurance companies quickly. Do not do this. They may not be offering you a fair settlement for all of your accident-related expenses.
The Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg will work with you to ensure that you are being treated fairly. We want to help you recover expenses for your medical bills, lost income if you miss work, as well as pain and suffering damages. When you need a car accident attorney in Riverside, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 310-997-0904 for a free consultation.