George Miller Taft: 55-Year-Old Man Identified As George Miller From Maricopa Was Injured In Head-On Car Accident On Highway 33
TAFT, CALIFORNIA (May 30, 2019) – A 55-year-old man from Maricopa identified as George Miller was injured in a car accident on Highway 33.
California Highway Patrol are saying that a man driving a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado south of Henry Road turned his vehicle into the path of the Dodge Ram driven by George Miller.
The accident took place around 11:00 a.m. Both George Miller and the driver of the Chevrolet Silverado had to be transported by ambulance to the Kern Medical Center.
Liability In Car Accidents
Head-on collisions make up only 2% of all accidents but over 12% of all fatal traffic accidents. The vast majority of head-on collisions occur due to drivers making illegal or dangerous left turns. According to California Vehicle Code 21801, “The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left or to complete a U-turn upon a highway, or to turn left into public or private property, or an alley, shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching from the opposite direction which are close enough to constitute a hazard at any time during the turning movement.”
Any person that is injured due to the negligence of another driver may be able to recover damages through a bodily injury claim. Damages may include money 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 legal options are. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with being able to pursue a claim, so it’s important to act quickly.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to George Miller as he continues to recover. Any person that may have seen the accident should reach out to the CHP as they continue to investigate. There needs to be some accountability for what has happened.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a car accident there are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys can answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are treated fairly and given all the support they need to recover. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us at (888) 888-9285.