Most Los Angeles area drivers understand the importance of driving safely. They travel on our roads, obeying the speed limits and not engaging in dangerous driving behavior. But some drivers continue to make serious driving mistakes including driving after they have been drinking. A recent tragic accident occurred in downtown L.A. that claimed the life of two people.
Deadly accident caused by wrong-way driver
A wrong-way driver who was under the influence caused a deadly crash in downtown Los Angeles. A driver of a Lexus SUV was driving southbound in the northbound lanes of 110 Freeway by 9th Street when it collided with a Toyota Corolla with two people inside. Both of the people who were in the Toyota Corolla were pronounced dead at the accident scene. There were three people in the SUV who were taken to the hospital. The driver has since been arrested and is believed to have been under the influence.
Personal injury attorney
If a family has been affected by a serious accident, they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in personal injury. An attorney understands that a family is not just going through the emotional roller coaster of being in an accident along with the unexpected financial implications. An attorney can investigate what happened to cause the accident by visiting the accident scene and interview witnesses, review the police report, and help their client understand what happened. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, lost wages, funeral expenses, pain and suffering and other damages.
A person who has been in a serious car accident due to no fault of their own has legal rights. It is important that they understand that they have the right to hold the negligent driver responsible for their mistake.