What are Your Rights if a Drunk Driver Killed Your Spouse?

What are Your Rights if a Drunk Driver Killed Your Spouse?

Auto Accident
More than 10,000 people in the United States die each year in crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than ten percent of those fatalities occurred here in California. If your spouse is one of those unfortunately killed by a drunk driver, this information may be useful to you in understanding what you need to do during this difficult time. If your spouse was killed by a drunk driver, then California law entitles you as a surviving spouse compensation for the negligent killing of your spouse. Though in a grieving period which is often difficult and too emotional, it is important to talk to an experienced wrongful death lawyer who can explain to you what your rights are. The Right to…
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Recovering from a Brain Injury from a Car Crash

Recovering from a Brain Injury from a Car Crash

Personal Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is damage to the brain which is caused by an external physical force such as a vehicle accident, a gunshot wound to the head, or a fall. According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were nearly 61,000 TBI-related deaths in 2019. Other data from CDC shows that over five years, the leading cause of TBI is falls (47%), which is followed by being hit by an object (15%) and automobile crashes (14%). However, not all TBI is obvious, as one can have a TBI without losing consciousness and may act as if they have not suffered this severe and life-altering injury. For example, people who have been shot have been known to go about doing things with…
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