A recent news report revealed that two individuals, Geneva Fernandez and Heaven Fernandez, were injured in a suspected DUI car crash in Visalia, California.
Avian Law Group reminds us that driving under the influence is not only illegal, but can also result in serious consequences such as injuries, fatalities, and significant legal and financial repercussions.
The incident occurred on Hillman Street when 20-year-old Geneva was driving a 1996 Dodge 1500 south on the road. The Dodge collided with another vehicle, causing injuries to both Geneva and Heaven.
The report did not provide additional information about the other vehicle or the extent of the victims’ injuries. While the specific details of this case are unknown, DUI accidents are unfortunately not uncommon.
Each year, thousands of people are injured or killed in drunk driving accidents. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, alcohol- impaired crashes accounted for 28% of all traffic fatalities in 2019.
Avian Law Group encourages all individuals to prioritize safety on the roadways, especially when it comes to drinking and driving. It is essential to never get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol or other impairing substances. Instead, designate a sober driver, use a ride-sharing service, or opt to stay at your current location until you are sober and able to safely operate a vehicle.
Additionally, if you or a loved one are victimized by a drunk driver, seeking legal representation can help you navigate the complex legal process and potentially recover compensation for your injuries or losses. At Avian Law Group, our experienced personal injury attorneys are dedicated to representing victims of drunk driving accidents and fighting for their rights. By prioritizing safety and seeking legal help when necessary, we can work to reduce the number of drunk driving accidents and work towards building safer roadways for all.