[05-13-2020] San Diego, CA – Bicyclist Dead After a DUI Crash on Paradise Valley Road

A 52-year-old unidentified bicyclist was killed by a suspected drunk driver in San Diego on Wednesday evening, May 13th.

Paradise Valley RoadAccording to the initial reports from the San Diego Police, the accident occurred at around 9:15 p.m. A 2008 Saab 9-3 sedan driven by a 28-year-old man identified as James L. Bumpus struck the bicyclist from behind on Paradise Valley Road.

The victim was immediately taken to a nearby hospital but was, unfortunately, later pronounced dead.

The sedan driver was later arrested on suspicion of felony DUI.

Fatal DUI Crash Investigation is Underway

Local authorities are currently investigating the case further. Based on the preliminary records, it’s apparent that the liability falls on the sedan driver as he was proven to be driving while under the influence, which caused the fatal accident.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 10,000 people are killed annually due to DUI accidents. According to the information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, around 18% of all fatal motor accidents involve drugs and alcohol. Driving while under the influence of either alcohol or drugs is one of the most dangerous and reckless things a driver can do. Not only does it endanger their own lives, but also the lives of the innocent people affected by accident.

When facing cases like this, it’s essential to have an experienced San Diego wrongful death attorney specializing in fatal DUI accidents to conduct an independent investigation. Attorneys have the resources to hire expert witnesses, conduct background checks on the drivers involved, and review applicable insurance coverage for their clients.


Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal DUI Accidents in San Diego

View PostSan DiegoIt can be quite devastating and stressful to suddenly lose a loved one due to a fatal DUI accident. Pending the investigation results, the victim’s family is encouraged to pursue a wrongful death claim with the help of their attorney. Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages, such as loss of companionship and income, funeral expenses, emotional distress, and pain and suffering of the fatal accident.

Attorneys can serve as a compassionate, helpful legal guide during this difficult time for the grieving family. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence. Attorneys can also negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of their clients to make sure that they are compensated fairly.

If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for the death or injury of your spouse or family member, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure that you get fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, and are happy to visit you at your home or office. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.

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