Hawaii news reports that a man has been arrested for drunk driving following a recent fatal accident that killed a man on a skateboard. According to sources, the man was driving under the influence when he struck a killed a Honolulu man on the Kamehameha Highway. The skateboarder, who also may have been drinking, rode into the path of the driver and died from his injuries. This fatality marks Oahu's 25th traffic fatality this year.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident, we urge you to consult with a Hawaii personal injury lawyer right away. A skilled drunk driving accident attorney can begin an investigation into all of the factors that may affect your case.
Unfortunately, despite efforts to reduce the incidence of drunk driving, driving while intoxicated remains a main cause of traffic related accidents and deaths. In fact, thousands of people across the country die each year in traffic accident where alcohol is a contributing factor.
In addition to drunk driving, driver distraction – such as cell phone use - also plays a significant role in fatal car accidents.
When drivers take their eyes off the road or shift their focus for any myriad of reasons – whether eating, changing the radio station, picking up something, or texting – the results can be tragic.
Types of injuries that may result from car accidents include, but are not limited to:
• Head injuries
• Neck injuries
• Spinal cord injuries
• Wrongful death
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, several issues may affect your claim. In order to ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve, it is critical to consult with an experienced Hawaii car accident lawyer immediately. For more information, please contact our dedicated personal injury team at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.