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Pedestrian Hurt by Drunk Driver

Pedestrian Hurt by Drunk Driver

A woman who was struck by an allegedly drunk driver while walking on the sidewalk is expected to survive an accident that could have been fatal, reports say.

Reports say 50-year-old Brian Campbell is accused of hitting Megan Smith in Carlsbad, Ca after too many alcoholic beverages. The man, who is currently in police custody, allegedly struck the pedestrian in Carlsbad while driving drunk, departed the scene, and crashed his pickup truck while trying to flee from police.

Campbell hit Smith. When officers approached, the driver sped off, reports say. He eluded police for a brief time but was eventually found caught in a driveway, trapped inside his pickup. He was assisted by firefighters and taken to Tri-City Medical Center for treatment for injuries sustained in the accident, reports say. He was arrested at the Vista jail on suspicion of Driving Under the Influence, Hit And Run With Injury and Driving on a Suspended License. He was also apparently driving under the influence while on probation for DUI as well as driving under the influence with prior DUI convictions. Ms. Smith suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics, according to reports.

During the investigation, the family of the injured woman will likely have questions. In a tragedy like this one, survivors' questions need to be addressed by experts. The Doan Law Firm P.C.  has extensive experience in personal injury and accidental death cases and can assist any family suffering loss or injury. Contact the Doan Law Firm, P.C., led by Houston personal injury attorney Jimmy Doan, at 1 Riverway, Suite 1700, Houston, Texas 77056, (713) 869-4747 or (800) 910-FIRM.

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  1. After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.
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