Terry Stowels Thermal: Terry Stowels from Indian Wellls Injured In Thermanl Car Accident Near The Intersection of 66th Avenue and State Route 86
THERMAL, CALIFORNIA (July 6, 2019) – A 67-year-old man identified as Terry Stowels was injured in a car accident after being rear-ended by an intoxicated driver from Mecca.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 5:35 a.m. near 66th Avenue and State Route 86. Police are saying that that Terry Stowels was in a 2014 GMC Sierra at stopped at a red light at the time of the accident.
The victim was rear-ended at the red light. Police arrived at the scene of the accident and arrested the driver that hit Terry Stowels on suspicion of DUI.
An investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In DUI Accidents
It is a felony to operate a motor vehicle under the influence and cause an accident that results in bodily injury. 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.” Any person that causes an accident while intoxicated will likely face criminal as well as civil liability. Many people involved in DUI accidents may not realize the full extend of their injuries until weeks or even months later.
This is why it’s so important to seek medical help after a car accident. Victims who are injured by drunk drivers may be able to seek justice through a civil claim. Damages in a civil claim can 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 options are. Failing to file a claim within the statute of limitations may result in a permanent forfeiture of your rights.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Terry Stowels as he continues to recover. It is deeply unfortunate that so many drivers choose to break the law by drinking and driving. There needs to be some accountability for what happened. Someone could have easily been killed.
If you or someone that you love has been injured due to the negligence of a drunk driver you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply about making sure that accident victims get all of the medical and financial support that they deserve. In fact, we’ve successfully resolved thousands of claims. Whether you need more information about an accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.