Those who live in the United States likely feel safe in a variety of different places. One place that is almost always a place of security and sanctuary — especially from car accidents — is church. Unfortunately, a congregation in California may always question their safety after three congregants were injured when a suspected drunk driver plowed into a church.
The incident happened one afternoon on a day in September. Reports indicate that services had let out and were walking to a different designated area to congregate. Unfortunately, a vehicle reportedly crashed into some of them.
One man was reportedly able to push a woman and kids out of the path of the vehicle, but he ended up taking the force of impact. In addition to to the man, two other people at the church were transported to the hospital as a result of injuries. The driver, who was arrested for suspicion of DUI, was also taken to the hospital.
Unfortunately, car accidents can leave victims in the hospital for an extended length of time, resulting in extensive medical bills. Even once released, victims in California are unable to return to work while they recover and require additional medical interventions; in some cases, victims are never able to return to work in the same capacity. Between lost wages and medical expenses, a person can also face a precarious financial situation. As a result, many choose to file a personal injury lawsuit if their injuries were the result of another person’s negligence. An attorney with experience with such cases can help victims fully understand their options and potential outcomes.