According to The Modesto Bee, on September 1st Erica Linja was driving on Highway 108 near Lancaster Road in Oakdale, CA.
Linja was the cause of a four-vehicle crash near the highway intersection. Her passenger was ejected from the car and died at the scene. One of the other drivers was injured in the crash. Linja sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to a hospital for treatment.
Linja was arrested for driving under the influence and for vehicular manslaughter.
Hit by drunk driver attorney, Bobby Thompson, 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:
In all 50 states, victims injured by drunk drivers or family members of victims killed by drunk drivers are able to directly sue the driver who caused the crash. And in many states, there may be another legal option available to these victims.
In California, third-party liability dram shop laws exist which may allow victims of drunk driving accidents to sue the alcohol vendor who provided the driver with alcohol before the crash. California’s dram shop law states an alcohol vendor or a social host may be held liable for drunk driving crash injuries if they provide alcohol to someone under the legal drinking age of 21 years old.