Nate Howe Dinsmore: Nate Howe of Eureka Injured In Dinsmore Head-On Car Accident On State Route 36
DINSMORE, CALIFORNIA (June 26, 2019) – A 44-year-old man identified as Nate Howe was injured in a head-on car collision with a driver suspected of DUI on State Route 36.
California Highway Patrol are saying that at around 4:00 p.m. on Sunday a man driving a Honda sedan drifted on the shoulder of the road. That driver continued traveling across the roadway before colliding with the Dodge truck carrying Nate Howe.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of those that were injured. The CHP believes that excessive speed and alcohol may have been contributing factors in the crash.
An investigation into the accident that injured Nate Howe remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Head-On Collisions
Depending on the facts of any case, there may be numerous sources of liability for a car accident. For example, it is illegal to operate any vehicle under the influence of alcohol. According to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.”
Drivers that drink and drive will likely face criminal as well as civil liability. Any person that is injured in a car accident my have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim may include compensation for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Nate Howe as he continues to recover. Any person that may seen the accident should reach out to the CHP. City officials should also consider installing a barrier on this stretch of road to prevent additional accidents like this.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another driver? You may have recourse under the law. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that they can. They can work to get you the medical and financial support that you need to recover. Whether you have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.