Not all car accidents are created equal. Should you be involved in a minor fender-bender in Westminster, then your repair costs (and medical costs, if there are any) are likely to be fairly low and will often be covered completely by auto insurance. High-impact collisions, on the other hand, can easily produce extensive damage to your vehicle and leave you and/or your family members facing enormous medical expenses. When this happens, you may be forced to seek compensation from the driver responsible. Yet if he or she is a teen, then he or she is unlikely to be able to help you. Can you then try to hold his or her parents responsible?
California residents who are seriously injured or who experience the death of their loved ones due to the negligence of intoxicated or drugged drivers should be able to trust in the legal system to help them achieve some sort of compensation and justice for their unnecessary losses and suffering. While this may seem logical to most people, the reality is that in some cases, achieving this sense of justice may take many years.
Although the term "car accident" is used to detail the nature of vehicle collisions in Westminster, the greatest toll taken is often not in automotive parts, but human lives. Those seriously injured or killed in such accidents often have families whose lives are forever altered by the sudden change in their circumstances. They may find themselves having to dedicate significant resources to their loved ones' care and recovery, or worse yet, be left without the current and future support that they had previously been relying upon.
It is not unusual that people in California might consume alcohol during a New Year's Eve celebration event. It is for this reason that many public service announcements are made leading up to this holiday on the last night of the calendar year urging people to identify a designated driver or to hire a taxi or ridesharing service in order to make it home safely. Sadly, there are still too many people who refuse to do this. Additionally, some people find that even making this choice is not enough to keep them safe.
Car accidents occurring on Westminster's roads and highways can often produce deadly consequences, particularly when they happen at high speeds. Many of the clients that we here at The Law Firm of Lan Quoc Nguyen & Associates have worked with who have lost loved one's car crashes have faced the difficult decision of pursuing liability claims against the responsible drivers. If you or a family member has been involved in a similar event, you could be forced to deal with the same seemingly impossible choice.