Reports from SunHerald.com reveal that on August 2nd Victor Hugo Fernandez was driving southbound on Paskenta Road near Gyle Road in Corning, California. Fernandez was speeding because of his reported intoxication.
His vehicle went off the road and overturned after crashing into a fence. Fernandez and his passenger both endured serious injuries. Fernandez had to be taken to the hospital by helicopter and his passenger was transported by ambulance.
Fernandez was arrested by California Highway Patrol for suspected DUI.
Bobby Thompson represents victims who have been hit by drunk drivers. He helps them recover the financial compensation they deserve. Below Bobby provides some insight on the legal options available to people who have been hit by drunk drivers in California:
Every state allows people who have been injured by drunk drivers to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver. In addition to this, several states have ‘dram shop laws,’ which allow alcohol vendors and social hosts to be sued for injuries caused by people to whom they provided alcohol.
California is one of the states that have these third-party liability laws or ‘dram shop laws’. The law states that an alcohol vendor or a social host can be held liable for DUI crash injuries if they provided alcohol to someone under the legal drinking age of 21 years old prior to a crash.