Recently, news reported that a transient man was killed in a San Francisco drunk driving accident. According to reports, a man who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol or drugs, struck and killed a sleeping homeless man in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood.
The driver failed to negotiate the off ramp, and plowed through the guardrail, running into a homeless encampment where numerous people were sleeping. The driver was taken to the hospital and booked for a DUI. Unfortunately, despite significant public awareness concerning the dangers of drinking and driving – driving under the influence continues to be a leading cause of serious San Francisco car crashes. If you or a loved one has been harmed in any type of motor vehicle accident, we urge you to consult with an experienced San Francisco personal injury attorney right away.
Car accidents can happen for a variety of reasons including as the result of drunk driving, distracted driving and other forms of reckless driving. The types of injuries sustained can be devastating and vary from minor cuts and bruises to serious brain injuries and fatalities. Even minor fender benders may lead to significant harm such as a spine injury or other life long complications.
Some of the most common injuries that arise from car accidents include:
• Traumatic Brain Injuries and other head injuries
• Spine injuries
Often, the extent of the injuries sustained from a car accident is not known for days, weeks or even months after the accident occurs. However, often insurance companies will try to settle these claims quickly, disregarding the lifetime of pain and discomfort that may accompany serious injuries.
Because of the potential serious harm that can result from any type of car crash, its important to obtain the representation of an experienced personal injury firm who can help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
For more information or if you or a loved one has been the harmed in any type of car accident, we urge you to contact the dedicated San Francisco car accident lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.