Bicyclists, cars and booze don’t mix

This image is not realted to the accidnet.

This image has no realtionship to the accident.

The recent loss of life of Grant Nelson in Rancho Cucamonga as a result of a drunk driver is horrific. The impact this accident has had, and will have, on the Nelson family, Grant’s classmates and the community is significant. My son shared with me that Grant attended his school. He observed Grant’s teacher and friends mourning his loss.

Unfortunately, there are too many drivers on the road at all hours of the day that get behind the wheel of their car when they should never even enter a vehicle, except as a passenger. I have handled cases where a driver was so intoxicated that he ran into the back of a vehicle and never realized he was not in the turning lane where he intended to go. Another case involves a woman that ran into the back of a motorcyclist while traveling on Baseline. These are just a few instances when peoples’ lives were changed and affected by the insensitive and selfish acts of drunk drivers.

The tragic reality is that nothing we do in the legal system that will ever ease the loss and damages suffered by the individuals and families as a result of drunk drivers. Personal injury lawyers can only assist in making the driver and his/her insurance company responsible to the injured victim(s). To some degree there is emotional relief, to another degree it is a hollow victory.

David H. Ricks is a personal injury attorney devoted to help victims of tragic accidents. Information regarding accidents and injury claims can be found at


About dhratty

I have been a practicing attorney in the Inland Empire in California since 1987. Having grown up in Claremont and Upland, now being a resident of Rancho Cucamonga, I have grown to love our communities of the Inland Empire. My goal is to provide the best legal services I can to those who live and work in the Inland Empire communities. I also seek to provide back to the community through voluntary service and support for local organizations and charities. I run a law practice in Rancho Cucamonga by the trade name, Inland Empire Law Group. This practice focuses on representing injured victims from the negligence of others. I also operate David H. Ricks & Associates, the litigation arm of my business that handles all injury litigation, business litigation, construction litigation, and real estate disputes. My websites include, and

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: