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A driver was arrested a few weeks ago in a fiery crash that occurred on State Highway 1 and Eighth Street. The incident occurred when a 2002 GMC Sierra slammed into the back of a compact car. The smaller car immediately burst into flames.

Bystanders tried to break the windows of the car to get the driver out, but the fire moved too fast and they were unable to get inside and the driver died at the scene.

Police arrested the driver of the GMC Sierra on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

At Allegiance Law, we know that the last thing families expect when they start their day is that a drunk driver will cause them injury or loss. That is why we want to help in this difficult time.

When you need a San Francisco drunk driving accident attorney, we are standing by to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

The Harsh Reality

When it comes to drunk driving, it seems like the numbers never get better. For the latest reporting year in the state, there were 27,065 injuries and 1,059 fatalities due to alcohol-related crashes.

  • 27% of all traffic fatalities were alcohol-related.

We know that drivers who operate under the influence of alcohol or drugs are a danger to those around them. They are not likely to slow down before an impact and they often travel at high rates of speed. It is not uncommon for victims of a drunk driving accident to sustain catastrophic injuries:

  • Spinal cord injuries (paralysis)
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Amputations or severe lacerations
  • Internal organ damage or bleeding

All of these injuries require immediate medical care. Often, rehabilitation is needed for a person to make a full recovery if that is even a possibility. We know that many drunk driving accident victims suffer from long-term disabilities that require lifelong care.

Will your insurance cover all of these expenses? Will they cover the hidden costs of an accident?

  • Lost wages and benefits of the victim
  • Accommodations that may be necessary to a home or vehicle
  • Emotional and psychological counseling that may be needed

When a person makes the choice to drive after becoming impaired, they should be held responsible for their actions.

What You Can Do Now

If you or a loved one are injured in a vehicle accident that was caused by a drunk driver, seek legal assistance immediately. We know that things may seem overwhelming right now, but we want to help. At Allegiance Law, our qualified and experienced team will investigate your case and make sure you get the compensation you deserve for all of your accident-related expenses. This can include:

  • Coverage for medical bills
  • Lost wages if you miss work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Funeral and burial costs (if needed)
  • Punitive damages

When you need a San Francisco drunk driving accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 415-404-6395.

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