DUI Suspected in Crash in Stockton Area
A report by officials revealed that DUI was suspected after a recent crash in the Stockton area. The car accident occurred at Hammer Lane and Tam O’Shanter Drive shortly after 2:30 a.m.
Details on the Stockton Area Crash
According to the Stockton Police Department (Stockton PD), a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) after crashing his vehicle into the Oasis City Center building near the intersection.
The car reportedly entered through the building, and the collision resulted in serious damages. Authorities said the facility was closed at the time of the collision, and no one was hurt. Further details on the incident were not immediately available.
What You Should Know About DUI Crashes and Insurance Claims
A motor vehicle collision is challenging enough for an injured party and their family, let alone a preventable and senseless DUI crash. It is often devastating for families to know that their loved one is injured or lost because of someone else’s negligence. When a driver fails to exercise due care and has endangered the lives of others on the road, they may be held liable for their wrongdoing through a personal injury claim.
To be successful in a personal injury case, it must be shown that a motorist failed in fulfilling their duty of care to avoid compromising the safety of other parties. In a drunk driving accident, liability may seem clear through blood alcohol content (BAC) and field sobriety tests. However, it is not uncommon for an insurance company to dispute a bodily injury claim from an accident caused by their insured. Under such circumstances, it is best to work with an attorney experienced in handling such cases.
A skilled Stockton personal injury lawyer understands the losses that often come with DUI crashes and is committed to obtaining justice and fair compensation on behalf of those affected. The attorney selected to handle the case should have the skills, experience, and resources necessary in proving it against difficult insurance companies and in civil court, if necessary. For details on how to find the best injury lawyer to handle your case, watch the video below.
How an Attorney Can Help After a Car Accident
One of the many issues involved in personal injury cases arising from drunk driving accidents is that there is often insufficient bodily injury liability coverage. In other cases, the at-fault party may not carry any liability coverage at all. Under these circumstances, an attorney can help a claimant explore different options for recourse, such as uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM). This may come into play when it has been established that the responsible party carries little to no coverage.
Due to the time limits that apply to personal injury claims, it is essential to speak with an attorney immediately after a DUI crash caused by another driver. A two-year statute of limitations often applies to such claims, and the failure to file a lawsuit in civil court before the deadline may result in the court dismissing the case. To learn more about how an attorney can help, contact our law firm to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers today.
Personal Injury Lawyer in Stockton
I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton personal injury lawyer. No one expects to be involved in a traffic collision, particularly one caused by a DUI driver. Part of the job of a personal injury lawyer is to hold an intoxicated motorist financially accountable for damages resulting from their negligence. At our law firm, we have extensive experience in handling personal injury claims arising from drunk driving accidents. Learn how we can help you today by calling (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400. You may reach out to us anytime to discuss your case, ask questions about your situation, and receive free, friendly advice from a member of our legal team.
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At our law firm, our team of attorneys are dedicated advocates for those hurt in motor vehicle accidents in San Joaquin County and across California. Since 1982, we have helped obtain fair compensation on behalf of our clients. To see how we have resolved cases for former clients, visit our Verdicts and Settlements page.
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