Doug Stanley Auburn: Deadliest Catch Producer Doug Stanley Injured In Auburn Motorcycle Accident With Drunk Driver On Lincoln Way –> Support The Victim Through Go Fund Me
AUBURN, CALIFORNIA (September 11, 2019) – Doug Stanley, the producer of the hit Discovery Channel show Deadliest Catch, was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident after being hit by a drunk driver on Lincoln Way.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place on September 9th. Doug Stanley was riding on a motorcycle with his son Jett Stanley when a drunk driver crossed over a double yellow line and hit their motorcycle head-on.
Doug Stanley and Jett Stanley were thrown from the motorcycle. Jett Stanley was able to avoid serious injury. But his father Doug Stanley sustained a broken pelvis, internal injuries and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
The 35-year-old driver that hit the father and son was arrested at the scene on suspicion of felony DUI.
Doug Stanley and his brother Todd both lived in Roseville before they went on to produce the Emmy Award winning show Deadliest Catch. Doug Stanley’s sister Julie Stanley has set up a Go Fund Me for her brother’s medical bills.
DUI Car Accident Statistics
According to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD), “In 2013, 28.7 million people admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol – that’s more than the population of Texas.” Even a very moderate amount of alcohol substantially increases the likelihood of a crash. According to the Center’s For Disease Control, a BAC of 0.05 (which is below the legal limit of 0.08) reduces a person’s ability to:
- Stay alert
- Track objects with their eyes
- Make rational decisions
Unfortunately, drivers often drive drunk dozens of times before they are eventually caught. In fact, more than 50% of drivers that loose their license due to a DUI continue to drive. Depending on the particular facts of any case, there may be numerous sources of liability for a DUI accident.
Liability For DUI Accidents
It is a felony to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol 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.” Drivers that break the law and operate under the influence will likely face criminal liability. Victims of motorcycle accidents often suffer from a wide variety of injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Internal trauma
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Any person that is injured in a motorcycle accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover, lost wages, past and future medical bills and pain and suffering. The smart thing to do after an accident is to have your injuries documented, seek medical treatment and contact a motorcycle accident attorney. An attorney can examine the facts of your case free of cost and help ensure that you get the medical care and support that you need to recover.
Getting Help After A Auburn Motorcycle Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Doug Stanley and his family as he continue to recover. We strongly encourage everyone to donate to the Go Fund Me page that has been set up for his medical bills. It is deeply unfortunate that someone would be so irresponsible and operate their vehicle under the influence. There needs to be some accountability for what happened. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a motorcycle accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights so that they can make informed decisions. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.