A Cathedral City drunken driving auto accident resulted in the death of a pedestrian on Sunday morning July 8th at 1:47 am. The accident happened on Date Palm Drive close to Converse Road. The deceased pedestrian was crossing Date Palm out of a crosswalk according to the investigating officer. The driver admitted that he had been drinking and roadside sobriety testing revealed signs of the driver being under the influence of alcohol. These facts were reported by KESQ.
These kinds of traffic fatalities that occur in the Coachella Valley can easily be prevented by drivers simply not driving after drinking booze to the point where they are impaired and a danger to themselves and all other drivers and pedestrians who are on a Cathedral City roadway sufficiently close to the drunken driver. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time is not the explanation. As a Palm Springs auto accident lawyer I know that being a victim of a car crash is not just bad luck. A negligent driver who may have been drunk set the events in motion which resulted in an innocent victim needing a personal injury law firm like the Barry Regar law firm to help make right the wrong that has been done by the drunk driver.
Palm Desert, Indio, or Cathedral City pedestrian accidents that result in the family members of the deceased pedestrian needing a Coachella Valley
wrongful death lawyer at this firm may not have occurred if pedestrians who chose to cross our valley roadways at night used crosswalks and traffic signal controlled intersections to cross the roadways. The tragic accident that just occurred in Cathedral City may have been totally the fault of the drunk driver and not in any way the fault of the pedestrian. All the facts of the accident must be explored to determine how the pedestrian was dressed; color of clothing; lighting conditions at the scene, etc., to rule out any comparative negligence on the part of the pedestrian who was killed. Comparative negligence is a defense available to the drunk driver to try and convince a jury that the pedestrian was partially at fault for the accident.
The surviving family members of the deceased pedestrian have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the drunk driver. This lawsuit can include a prayer for punitive damages which are punishment damages assessed against the drunk driver in addition to claims for the pain and suffering resulting from the loss of a loved one; loss of economic support; and funeral and burial expenses. Call the Barry Regar Law Firm now for questions or help with any personal injury matter for you or a loved one.