As the summer season wrapped up last weekend, the DUI cases skyrocketed. According to the California Highway Patrol, over 607 DUI arrests were made statewide within the first 36 hours of the weekend. Since then, the number of reported arrests is around 848 with an anticipated increase as the data continues to come in.
Upon reflection of the Labor Day weekend drunk driving statistics, CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray cites ‘Alcohol-and drug-impaired driving’ to be the number one cause of the state’s traffic injuries and fatalities. Last year’s Labor Day weekend resulted in 43 wrongful death car accidents, while the 2022 number is yet to be determined.
Law officials continue to encourage drivers to utilize carpool or ride-share options to avoid causing wrongful death accidents.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit (California)
Driving under the influence or other forms of distracted driving is unfortunately an everyday occurrence. The right wrongful death attorney will work to recover full compensation on your behalf so you can focus on healing.
If you or a loved one are a victim of a California drunk driving accident, consult legal guidance immediately to determine how to proceed.