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Anatomy of a Palmdale Drunk Driving Car Accident Case: How a Criminal Act Can Also Lead to Civil Liability


On the evening of Wednesday, October 12, 2023, an allegedly drunk driver entered into the flow of oncoming traffic, collided into another vehicle, and killed one person in Palmdale. That evening, at around 9:00 p.m., local law enforcement officers were called to Palmdale Boulevard near 80th Street East, the scene of the horrific and fatal drunk driving car accident. Indeed, the vehicle that had swerved into oncoming traffic was headed eastbound, and struck the westbound-heading vehicle with the victim inside. The victim was a passenger in the vehicle that was heading westbound, and was taken to the hospital for life-saving emergency medical treatment. However, tragically, the passenger died at the hospital due to their injuries. The driver of the car that hit the victim’s vehicle and caused the accident was ultimately charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) causing injury, as “alcohol appeared to be a factor in the collision.”

The terrible car accident is a stark reminder of just how dangerous drunk driving car accidents can be, and how a life can change (or be taken) in just the blink of an eye. The case also serves to show how a DUI criminal defendant can also be held liable under California civil laws for damages related to the accident they caused.

Civil Liability Under California Personal Injury Laws

When a person drives or operates a vehicle in a manner that is not lawful, such as driving while under the influence of alcohol, or drives in a negligent manner in Palmdale, and they cause injury to another person as a result, they may be liable for damages under California personal injury laws. Under California personal injury laws, victims of negligent or drunk driving car accidents may be entitled to compensation from the liable party for things like lost wages, medical expenses, compensation for pain and suffering, compensation for damage to property, and other important categories of compensation. In order to determine whether you may have a case for compensation under California personal injury laws for your Palmdale car accident injuries, it is best to speak with an experienced Palmdale car accident lawyer as soon as possible about your rights and options.

A Palmdale Law Firm that Helps Drunk Driving and Negligent Car Accident Victims get Justice

In Palmdale, the experienced Palmdale car accident lawyers at the Trevino Law Firm are here to help victims of negligent and drunk driving car accidents get compensation due to them under California personal injury laws. They offer a free and confidential consultation to learn about your case and to see if they can help fight for you in your Palmdale car accident case. If you were injured in a car accident in Palmdale due to the fault of another driver, contact the Trevino Law Firm today and speak to an experienced Palmdale car accident lawyer about your rights, options, and next steps for free.



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