According to The Sacramento Bee, on August 11th a pregnant woman and her husband were taking a walk at Katella Ave & Bayless Street in Anaheim, California.
Around 7:30 p.m. Courtney Pandolfi was driving at this intersection and went onto the curb. She struck and killed the pregnant woman walking with her husband.
Pandolfi was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, felony driving under the influence, and. driving on a suspended license. According to Anaheim police, Pandolfi has had two previous drunk driving arrests.
Bobby Thompson is an attorney who represents victims of drunk driving accidents and helps them recover the financial compensation they need and deserve. Below Bobby provides us with some of his knowledge on the legal options available to these victims:
Every state allows victims of drunk drivers to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who hit them. In some states, including California, there are dram shop laws that may allow third-party alcohol vendors to be held liable for a victim’s injuries.
California’s dram shop laws state that alcohol vendors or private social hosts may be held liable for a victim’s injuries if they provided alcohol to someone under the age of 21 who then went on to cause a crash.