CBS Sacramento reported that on August 3rd around 12 p.m., Amaradeep Singh was driving along Elkhorn Boulevard and East Levee Road in Rio Linda, California.
Singh tried to pass another vehicle, but as he traveled to the other lane he hit a van traveling in the opposite direction head-on. This caused Singh to crash into two other vehicles behind the van.
The driver of the van was killed in the accident and pronounced dead at the scene.
Singh is suspected of drunk driving and was charged with DUI causing death and gross 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:
It is crucial for victims injured by drunk drivers or family members of victims who have been killed by drunk drivers to understand their legal rights. In all 50 states, victims injured by drunk drivers may have the option to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver.
However, these victims may also have the option to sue the alcohol vendor who provided the driver with alcohol prior to the crash. This may only occur in states with third-party liability dram shop laws. California has dram shop laws although they are more reserved than other states.
In California, if an alcohol vendor or a social host provides alcohol to someone under the legal drinking age of 21 years old, then they may be held liable for subsequent DUI crash injuries.