August 7, 2021 – Laguna Beach, California: Stefano Albano was killed by a DUI driver in an accident on Saturday night on Laguna Canyon Road near the Laguna College of Art and Design.

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Stefano Albano Killed by DUI Driver

Specifically, Stefano Albano, a 55-year-old Corona resident, was killed by the DUI driver when he was riding his motorcycle on Laguna Canyon Road. He attempted to pass several vehicles in front of him, but when he attempted the pass Becky Merrifield Ettinger, a 68-year-old resident of Huntington Beach, made a U-turn into him. The collision tragically cost him his life. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Becky Ettinger was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving under the influence.

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Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with those involved in this incident and their families. We understand the impact losing a loved one in a severe motorcycle accident can have on your life. Our team of attorneys is compassionate and understanding. We know how to handle the legal and financial aspects of your loss. That way you can focus on coping with it. Our experienced team of Newport Beach wrongful death attorneys and Newport Beach motorcycle accident attorneys are here to help you seek justice and compensation.

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How an Attorney Can Help After an Accident

In the aftermath of a serious crash with injuries or death, it is paramount that claimants understand their rights and pursue their claims promptly. Fortunately, our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you in numerous ways, including:

  • We work on contingency: We understand you have enough on your shoulders after a major accident, dealing with physical, emotional, and financial hardship. That is why our firm works on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not have to pay any upfront costs for representation. We offer this not only because it enables far more people to have access to our expertise, but also because it helps people put their finances where they are needed most. We are only paid from the settlement funds we obtain for you, meaning you will never owe our firm any money out-of-pocket for our work.
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