Napa, CA (March 14, 2023) – Authorities in Napa were called to the scene of a car crash that took place on Sunday evening and ended in injuries.
At approximately 5:00 p.m., two vehicles collided on the southbound side of California State Route 128. Authorities arrived at the scene and located a white SUV and a gray SUV suffering from significant damage in the area just south of Tubbs Lane.
Authorities immediately close off the roadway after arriving at the scene. Multiple tow trucks were requested to remove the damaged vehicles from the southbound side of the highway.
At least one person suffered significant injuries and the crash. The victim was transported to Queen of the Valley Medical Center for the treatment of internal injuries and multiple broken ribs.
The incident remains under investigation at this time.
Car Accidents in California
Car crashes occur daily in California that leave victims with life-altering injuries. Unfortunately, hundreds of people end up undergoing medical care for injuries following car crashes in California annually. There are many cases where people are left with debilitating injuries that forever affect their lives. Spinal cord injuries, internal organ damage, and even traumatic brain injuries can significantly impact the health and well-being of a victim. Unfortunately, many accidents are a result of drivers who are negligent and reckless. Leading factors in motor vehicle accidents across our state include:
- Driver intoxication (drugs, alcohol, etc.)
- Drowsy driving
- Drivers who are distracted (cellphones, food, passengers, etc.)
- Drivers who fail to yield
- Drivers who pass traffic control devices (red lights and stop signs)
- Reckless driving (tailgating, weaving between lanes, etc.)
When victims are injured in motor vehicle accidents due to the negligence of other drivers, they are able to take legal action. Most victims seek financial compensation by filing personal injury claims against the at-fault drivers. These claims provide victims with financial relief for their medical expenses, lost wages that they have suffered, repair costs for their vehicles, and more.
When filing a personal injury claim, it is crucial to remember that you can recover compensation even if you share some fault for the accident taking place. However, in California, the damages that you can recover are based on comparative negligence laws. These laws indicate that the money a person is able to recover will be reduced by the percentage of fault that they share for an accident. For example, if you were found to be ten percent at fault for the accident, the amount of money received would be reduced in the amount of 10 percent.
Our California personal injury lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm know that when you’ve been injured it can be a difficult time. That’s why we strive to provide our clients with the best possible legal representation, so they can obtain justice and fair compensation for their injuries. We have decades of combined experience in fighting on behalf of accident victims and recovering more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements. Contact us today at 800-358-1884 to schedule a free consultation with our personal injury lawyers to discuss your case and get started on fighting for what is rightfully yours.