David Gordon Yuba County: Officer David Gordon Injured In Sutter County DUI Car Accident By Live Oak Boulevard and Highway 99
YUBA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (October 21, 2019) – A CHP officer identified as David Gordon was seriously injured in a DUI car accident by the intersection of Live Oak Boulevard and Highway 99.
California Highway Patrol are saying that a driver approached officer David Gordon at a high rate of speed before hitting him. The suspect later tried to flee on foot but was later apprehended by another officer.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. The CHP has said that officer David Gordon sustained a broken arm, a broken leg, pelvic fractures, a broken jaw, a broken shoulder blade and had to have his spleen removed.
The driver that hit him has been arrested on charges of felony DUI. An investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In DUI Car Accidents
When a worker is injured in California they will typically be entitled to a number of benefits. According to the California Department of Industrial Relations Workers Compensation Guidebook, “If you get hurt on the job, your employer is required by law to pay for workers’ compensation benefits.” Benefits can help cover:
- Medical care
- Temporary Disability
- Permanent Disability
In addition to worker’s compensation an injured worker can recover additional damages through a third party liability claim. A third party liability claim may be possible if an entity separate from a worker’s employer was responsible for an accident. A third party could be a negligent driver that caused an accident.
Drivers that drink and drive will tend to face criminal as well as civil liability. 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 car accident due to the negligence of a drunk driver can hold them accountable through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover 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.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to officer David Gordon. Any person that may have seen the accident should reach out to CHP as they continue their investigation. It is deeply unfortunate that so many drivers continue to break the law and drive under the influence.
If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a car accident you may have legal recourse. Even if the at fault driver does not have insurance you may have legal recourse through Prop 213. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.