A DUI car crash took place in Long Beach on Tuesday, September 29th, just after 5:00 p.m. The driver was identified as Mario Medrano, a 31-year-old man from Norwalk. He was speeding on Pacific Coast Highway, near Loynes Drive on a 2015 Nissan Altima. Medrano lost control of his vehicle shortly after and crashed into a 1994 Nissan truck. After crashing into the vehicle, Medrano continued driving south, traveling the opposite direction of the lane and struck a 2010 Toyota Prius. The driver of the Prius lost control of the vehicle and collided with a 2008 Honda Pilot that was heading towards the same direction.
Six people were injured as a result of the incident and required hospitalization for treatment. One person died from the crash. This person is Medrano’s passenger, an unnamed male passenger, aged 30. Medrano is now in jail for manslaughter and DUI charges.
Can You File A Personal Injury Claim Against A DUI Driver?
Yes, you can. You have the right to pursue a personal injury claim against a DUI driver, even when the at-fault driver faces criminal charges from committing the act. This is for your own sake. You need to understand that even though you might have auto insurance, there is still the possibility that the damages you experience as a result of the accident are not fully covered by your insurance provider. If you still aren’t quite sure on what legal actions you should take, you can call us for a free legal consultation about your case, by dialing (877) 871-3256.