Pedro Mendoza Ukiah: 28-Year-Old Man From Lakeport Identified As Pedro Mendoza Was Seriously Injured In A Car Accident With A Drunk Driver On Highway 20
UKIAH, CALIFORNIA (May 5, 2019) – A 30-year-old man identified as Pedro Mendoza was seriously injured in a head-on car accident with a suspected drunk driver.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the collision took place on Highway 20 not far from Scotts Valley Road. A 28-year-old woman veered out of her lane and crossed double yellow lines before colliding with eastbound traffic.
Pedro Mendoza was hit head on and sustained serious injuries. Paramedics rushed him to the hospital so that he could receive treatment.
Liability In DUI Accidents
According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, “Every day about 800 people are injured in a drunk driving crash.” It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while 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.”
Any person that is injured in a DUI accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A car accident attorney can help you recover damages for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. It doesn’t cost anything to hire an attorney and they only get paid if they are able to successfully resolve your case.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Pedro Mendoza as he continues to recover. It is deeply unfortunate that so many drivers choose to break the law and driver under the influence. Anyone that may have seen the accident should come forward and speak with police as they continue their investigation.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of a drunk driver you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here for you. We can take steps to make sure that your rights are protected and that you are fairly compensated. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can contact us anytime at (888) 888-9285.