We wish accidents never happened at all, but sadly they are apart of our lives. Heavy traffic and unfavorable weather conditions, which sometimes affect Southern California, can contribute to collisions. However some accidents might be avoided altogether, such as those involving drivers under the influence. Not only is it illegal to get behind the wheel while intoxicated, drinking and driving restricts vision and hearing, delaying reaction time. As a result, penalties for those under the influence while driving are heavy and can include hefty fines and long prison sentences. Not only are the negligent drivers involved, victims and their families are left to pick up the pieces.
Such is the case when Angela August, 25, and Jimmy Arevalo, 59, were tragically struck by a driver with a .15 percent blood-alcohol level, nearly double the legal limit. August’s vehicle became overturned after she lost control, scaled an embankment and rolled into the left lane of the highway. Arevalo pulled over at the scene to help and was speaking with CHP on his cell phone, when Sunny Hall, 31, ran into him and August’s car.
Hall was sentenced Monday to 9 years in state prison.
Our thoughts are with the victim’s families and wish we could take the pain of these losses away. We realize that nothing can undo the heartbreak of an accident like this one, but we do hope that our firm can be there when you need help the most. Our lawyers at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene defend and protect the rights of injury victims, shouldering some of the burden so that necessary healing and recovery can take place. Call us at 1-800-560-5059 or fill out a free, no obligation consultation form online, anytime.
A woman has died from a Florida auto accident involving alcohol, the Dayton Daily News reports.
She was the passenger in a car driven by one of her friends after they had been drinking at a local bar.
Other passengers were also injured in the Florida auto accident.
The driver has been charged with felony DUI manslaughter, DUI serious bodily injury and DUI.
What do you think about drunk driving laws in Florida? Do you think they’re strict enough to deter repeat offenders?
If you or someone you know has been injured in a Florida auto accident, the Florida auto accident lawyers at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Injury Lawyers can help.
A woman involved in a hit-and-run Florida auto accident with a school bus has been charged, NBC 2 reports.
In addition to the hit-and-run charge in the Florida auto accident, the woman is also being charged with driving with a suspended license.
Her friend who was the passenger said she was the driver in the Florida auto accident but recanted her statement.
Do you think drivers involved in hit-and-run accidents should be allowed to get their license back? Do you think the same penalties for drunk driving should be applied to hit-and-run Florida auto accidents?
If your loved or the loved one of someone you know has died in a Florida auto accident, the Florida auto accident lawyers at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Injury Lawyers can help.