The San Jose Police Department received information on a crash occurring in East San Jose on Friday, October 9th. The crash was suspected to have taken place just before 9:00 p.m., and the scene of the accident was found to be on South Jackson Avenue. A pedestrian was crossing the street outside of the zebra cross and was hit by a 2004 Saturn L300 traveling northward. Both the pedestrian and driver of the vehicle were identified to be adult men of unknown age. The pedestrian suffered from severe injuries and died at the hospital. The driver was discovered to have been driving under the influence of alcohol and was held in Santa Clara County jail after authorities arrested him.
Will You Receive Insurance Payout as a DUI Victim?
You should be able to receive insurance payout as a DUI victim. However, unlike usual personal injury claims, we advise you to not immediately file your claim. This is because DUI accidents will generally be processed in criminal courts. Thus, a criminal conviction on the driver will greatly help your personal injury case. If you file your claim too fast, insurance providers can easily provide you with only the minimum payout. Stand your ground. If you need some assistance from a legal counsel with experience representing DUI victims, call us at (877) 871-3265.
Source: East Bay Times