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Dec 30, 2019
Drunk Driving on New Year's: The Statistics
One of the Deadliest Days on the Road of the Year Unfortunately, for drivers, the day of celebration is also one of the most dangerous of the year., especially in LA. WFMD reported that between the Christmas and New Year's holidays in 2018, 285 people were killed on America's roads due to drunk driving. According to KTUL, Mississippi is the state with the fatal accidents on New Year's Day. In their list, these states ranked in the top five: Mississippi Oklahoma South Carolina Wyoming Texas Furthermore, the National Safety Council estimated that 150 people might die on the nation's highways due to drunk driving this New Year's season. As if that wasn't serious enough, the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reported that of all fatal accidents between Thanksgiving and New Year's, a full 40% are due to drinking and driving. Each one is unacceptable. Each one is a life lost. In fact, the safest thing to do is to stay home on New Year's, whether you had a drink or not. If you have been drinking, there is no reason to get behind the wheel. If you haven't, then the risk is that someone else on the road has been. Either way, it is a bad bet to head out once the ball drops. The safest thing would be not to play Russian Roulette at all. Learning More about New Year's Drinking and Driving Accidents. For more info on drunk driving accidents, read more about it on the Ehline Law blog. One fatal accident due to drunk driving is far too much. We've seen terrible accidents before. The strain causes families—guilt and shame. We will do everything in our power to prevent other tragedies on our nation's roads. For more info on this topic and more, keep reading our site for regular updates.
Dec 30, 2019
Reminder: December is Impaired Driving Awareness Month
As New Year's Day approaches, all inebriated Carlsbad drivers need to make sure to keep off the road. Of course, this doesn't just involve yourself.
Dec 16, 2019
Desmond Green's Liability after Deadly Car Crash
A Severe Tragedy with Many Consequences. MMA stars love Los Angeles and Florida beaches. And sadly, sometimes people get hurt outside the ring. As a recent example, Desmond Green may be the Predator in the arena, but his reputation has changed dramatically. Green was allegedly drinking and driving when he struck another vehicle in Florida in August 2018. The crash killed two passengers in the other car and left others injured. MMA Fighting had a rundown on the incident, which affected several lives. Furthermore, there are other factors at play. This includes 20 criminal charges stemming from the first crash. Green faces a legal reckoning for his actions. He was allegedly under the influence during the incident. Furthermore, Green had marijuana and cocaine with him at the time of the crash. Moreover, Green attempted to destroy evidence at the scene. Green was also driving on a suspended driver's license. This also followed a minor car crash earlier at Deerfield Beach, Florida. Green faces DUI manslaughter charges among 19 others. He faces a mandatory minimum of four years in prison just for the most severe charge. Green's Civil Liability. The Predator faces the prime of his life behind bars. Furthermore, he wrecked the lives of multiple families. The families of the deceased, Emelina Morfa and Emma Suarez Hernandez, have a strong civil case against Green, especially considering his long list of prior traffic infractions. The driver could easily face civil penalties for wrongful death. Also, for each instance of injury, Green can be sued by survivors on multiple accounts. The costs of burial, grief, and anguish, short term medical bills, rehab, and more are all Green's responsibility. Also, considering his high earnings in the years before the disaster, he is mainly on the hook. If you are interested in learning more about this incident and others like it, read our ongoing series on sports figures' injuries and their consequences. We are including additional info on MMA fighters and giving our experience as Southern California's top personal injury firm.
Jan 1, 2019
Ehline Law's Participation in November M.A.D.D. Carlsbad "Walk"
Walk like Madd supporters. Ehline Law Firm. As a result of deaths, Mothers Against Drunk Driving has been one of the country's most stalwart organizations fighting against drinking and driving. MADD's commitment by thousands of volunteers that did their part. They raised awareness, taking part in events, and using their influence to prevent drinkers from taking the wheel. Every event MADD puts on can save lives. This year's Walk Like MADD in Carlsbad took place on Saturday, November 7th at the Westfield Carlsbad. The timing was bittersweet, as it followed the fatal crash that killed two family members near Scripps Ranch, as reported by Fox 5. The alleged drunk driver faces up to 21 years of prison time. Southern California personal injury and auto accident attorney Michael Ehline took part in this year's march. We raised awareness of the immense suffering such reckless behavior can bring. The Carlsbad event featured an opening ceremony which released doves in remembrance of accident victims and survivors. There was also a 5k walk which helped raise awareness of the effects of such accidents. Chick-fil-a generously donated food, and the walk was followed by a fundraiser to help the organization function. There was probably one of the most moving tribute exhibits as well. It was there honoring victims of DUI accidents. "It was a great honor to take part," Ehline said, "I hope that this will lead to a day when there is no drunk driving. I can always find a new line of work" Bronze Sponsor of MADD Personal Mission For Car Accident Attorney Ehline Unfortunately, for Ehline, the walk was a personal one. Of particular interest, Ehline is a physically challenged former Marine. Thus he has seen the results of young Marines drinking under the influence personally. Working with dozens of clients injured by drinking and driving is never easy. Finally, sometimes Michael works with families of a fallen victim. These are people killed due to such a crash. So he has seen the turmoil and emotional trauma repeatedly. "We all have a role to play, and it can start here," he said, tying up his shoes for the walk. Additionally, the crowd was electric and helped lead the fight against drinking and driving. That's something Michael Ehline won't soon forget. We are sure you will want to join us next year. Hence, for more information, please contact the Ehline Law Firm at (760) 517-9022. So reach out to Ehline on Yelp! Review the company for the "consumer experience" as an event sponsor. Feel free to do so here.
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