A car collision was reported to have taken place in Long Beach on Thursday, October 1st. The accident occurred around 5:30 p.m. The male driver, identified as Chhoeup Khim, age 51, was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. He was driving his 1999 Toyota Solara when he crashed into several parked vehicles in the vicinity of Orange Avenue and 20th Street. Khim had minor injuries from the accident, but his passenger, a 41-year-old man named Chap Choun, was severely injured and died in hospital several days later. Khim is currently under arrest for vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence.
What Can You Do As A Victim if You Were Involved in A DUI Crash?
In the United States, it was found that in 2010, alcohol-impaired driving caused more than $44 billion of economic damages. Thus, if you are a victim involved in a DUI crash, not only will you face physical and even psychological damages from the accident – you will also have to deal with the economic fallout. The direct cost you’ll experience would relate to medical bills incurred and any property damages that you sustain. But, there are indirect losses that you may face such as loss of income. You need to consider pursuing a personal injury claim to ensure that you are paid the damages you are owed. If you’d like to consult an attorney to help you figure out your next legal step, call us at (877) 871-3265.
Source: Long Beach Post