A woman has been accused of driving under the influence of drugs after she caused a two-car crash in Riverside. The accident left one driver dead.
The accident happened last week and we wanted to bring you the story to highlight a problem that many people simply do not talk about driving under the influence of drugs is still a DUI charge.
Riverside police say that one of the vehicles was heading east on Central as the other was heading when they collided. The driver of the eastbound car was killed. Police say the driver of the westbound car appeared to be under the influence of drugs. She had minor injuries and was arrested.
We know that Riverside drivers face many dangers on the roadways each day. Despite how safely they drive, they cannot control the actions of other drivers. If you need a Riverside car accident attorney, you can count on the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg to help you get the compensation you deserve.
We want to start with the statistics. California has hundreds of thousands of vehicle accidents annually. For the latest reporting year, there were nearly 12,000 serious injuries and over 3,600 fatalities due to those accidents.
Nationally, according to the same report, “22.5 percent of weekend, nighttime drivers tested positive for drugs that could cause driving impairment.”
Drug-impaired driving can be just as deadly as drunk driving, which is responsible for more than 25 percent of all traffic-related fatalities in California annually.
We also know that hundreds of thousands of people are injured nation-wide each year due to distracted drivers. As technology becomes more and more a part of our lives, it is common to see people staring at their phones while driving when they should be watching the roadway.
Californians continue to cite speeding and aggressive drivers as their main safety concerns when they hit the road. This is understandable, as many wrecks are avoidable when people follow the speed limit.
Most people do not realize that their insurance will only cover so much. Yes, some of your medical expenses will get covered, but what about lost income if you have to miss work?
What if you are disabled and not able to return to work for a short or long time period?
There are many unexpected costs that come after vehicle accident injuries.
What Are Your Options?
If someone else’s negligence has caused you or a loved one harm in a traffic accident, you can count on the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg to help you throughout the process. We know that you have so much to deal with in the aftermath of an accident. We will help you handle insurance companies and other parties involved in the accident so you can focus on healing. We will work to secure compensation for all of your accident-related expenses. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 310-997-0904 for a free consultation.