Car Accident Lawyer Reports Teen Suspected Drunk Driver Arrested After Three Killed

COLFAX, Calif. – A suspected teenage drunk driver was arrested Thursday night on felony manslaughter and driving under the influence charges after losing control of his vehicle, hitting a tree and killing three male passengers.

The driver, a 17-year-old Meadow Vista resident, was allegedly speeding in his Subaru Outback when he came to a curve in the road, lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree on Applegate Road, police said. The single-vehicle accident claimed the lives of three passengers and injured another passenger at about 7:30 p.m.

There were three male passengers killed including two ages 21 and 31 who died at the scene and the second 21-year-old was taken by helicopter to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, police said. The man later died at the hospital.

Police booked the teen driver into Placer County Juvenile Detention Center, the 17 year-old female injured passenger from Eugene, Oregon were taken to Roseville Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

“This is a very tragic situation for all of those involved in this car accident,” said Emery Ledger a car accident lawyer at Ledger & Associates. “Anytime alcohol is involved the consequences are often severe as was the case here.”

According to the latest statistics compiled by the Department of Motor Vehicles in 2009, fatal traffic accidents involving alcohol have been on the decline for three years now. In the most recent year, the number of traffic collisions involving fatalities was down 7.5% and the number of people killed in those accidents was down nearly 7% in 2009. This is good news, car accident lawyers say.

Headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., Ledger & Associates has handled numerous cases involving victims of drunk drivers who have been injured in traffic collisions. Drivers who engage in this type of behavior are liable to the victims they injure in a car accident. Sadly, every year roughly one third of those killed in crashes were involved in alcohol-related accidents, car accident lawyers say

Families of those killed in a traffic accident may also have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the vehicle who caused the accident.

To find out more about whether you have a case against another driver in a car accident call for a free consultation with one of the car accident lawyers at Ledger & Associates at 1-800-300-0001.





Car Accident Lawyer Reports Two Drivers Injured in Multivehicle Collision on 405

COSTA MESA, Calif. –  One driver was ejected from her car and another driver was trapped insider her vehicle in a rollover collision involving five vehicles on Interstate 405 early Thursday morning.

Witnesses reported that the female driver of the Toyota Solara may have been speeding prior to the crash in which she was ejected from the car, police said. The collision caused another female driver in a Ford Explorer to become trapped in her car. Both injured women were treated on the scene by emergency workers and then transported to a local hospital, police officials said.

There were no reports of injuries to occupants of the other three vehicles involved in the accident which included an airport shuttle van, a Hyundai Tiberon and a limousine. The 6:20 a.m. accident, which closed several lanes for roughly an hour, took place near the 73 toll road, car accident lawyers report.

“Morning traffic can be treacherous for drivers commuting to work every day, but car accidents are typically part of that driver and everyone should be cautious on the roads in an effort to prevent them,” said Emery Ledger, a car accident lawyer at Ledger & Associates.

In California, there were a total of 426,228 traffic accidents reported in 2009 including 2,805 fatalities, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles statistics. There were injuries reported in 163,524 of those incidents and the remainder involved only property damage claims.

The car accident lawyers at Ledger & Associates, headquartered in Newport Beach, have handled hundreds of cases involving traffic accidents every year. Our legal team of car accident lawyers has the expertise necessary to help victims who have been injured on the roads to get the compensation they need to pay for their medical expenses, loss of wages and pain and suffering in some cases.

Those injured in a car accident have a right to hold the person who hit them accountable for their actions by filing a personal injury lawsuit against them, car accident lawyers say. Many people injured in a car crash do not know when they should contact a car accident lawyer. The best time to contact a lawyer is as soon as possible after an accident. Delaying can hinder investigations into the accident.

Call today for a free consultation with acar accident lawyer at Ledger & Associates by calling1-800-300-0001.

Two People Hurt in Malibu Crash, Car Accident Lawyer Reports

MALIBU, Calif. – Two people were injured and airlifted to UCLA Medical Center Tuesday after the passenger car they were driving in smashed into the side of the mountain on Canan Dune Road.

A man and a woman were in the vehicle, but police did not know who was driving the car. One of the two people injured was in critical condition, the other’s injuries were minor in comparison. The driver of apparently lost control of the vehicle and crashed in the vicinity of Tunnel No. 1, police officials said. Debris from the crash was strewn all over the street, according to reports.

“Tragically drivers navigating canyon roads often lose control and the results can be deadly,” said Emery Ledger, a car accident lawyer. “

Car accident lawyers handle many types of car accident cases such as this one. The circumstances involved in each case are all different and sometimes determining who may be at fault can be difficult.

Expert car accident lawyers are trained to help determine whether a driver is liable in a collision based on an investigation, close examination of police reports, witness testimony and other factors.

Victims who are injured in car accidents can undergo weeks or even months of treatment in order to get back on their feet again, car accident lawyers say. Sometimes the injuries are so severe that a person can be out of work for long periods of time. An experienced car accident lawyer can help you obtain compensation for your injuries, loss of work and pain and suffering.


Car Accident Lawyer Discusses Major Motorcycle Crash on 55 Freeway

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – In what police described as a major accident, a motorcyclist was severely injured Tuesday in a collision with a disabled vehicle on the 55 freeway at La Veta Avenue.

The collision, which took place about 9 p.m., caused the temporary closing of four lanes on the northbound 55 freeway, police said.

Motorcycle crashes have been on the decline in recent years, down from 2008 by roughly 28% in 2009 to 383 people killed and 10,478 injured, according to statistics compiled by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Sadly, roughly 67% of motorcycle drivers in all collisions with motorcycles were found to be at fault in the accident, DMV statistics show. The fact that motorcycle drivers are on two wheels puts them at more risk than drivers in four-wheel vehicles, car accident lawyers say.

“This driver most likely did not realize that vehicle in front of him was disabled and was unable to stop or drive around the obstacle quickly enough,” said Emery Ledger, a car accident lawyer at Ledger & Associates in Newport Beach.

Injuries can be very serious for motorcyclists involved in traffic accidents. Many times they will need ongoing care for weeks and often months after the accident. Permanent injuries can also be a reality to those involved in motorcycle accidents, car accident lawyers say.

Ledger & Associates has a team of car accident lawyers who are experienced at handling all types of traffic accident cases including motorcycles, automobiles, buses, trains, airplanes, pedestrian, bicycle and more. If you are injured or have lost a loved one as a result of a traffic accident call for a free consultation with one of our car accident lawyers.