Ramon Zaragoza Napa: Ramon Zaragoza Injured In Napa Car Accident On Highway 29 Near Highway 221
NAPA, CALIFORNIA (October 22, 2019) – A 41-year-old man identified as Ramon Zaragoza was seriously injured in a car accident on Highway 29 not far from Highway 221.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 4:15 a.m. on October 20th. A 78-year-old driver failed to stop for a red light and hit Ramon Zaragoza’s vehicle as he was making a left turn onto Highway 29.
Paramedics rushed to the scene and helped Ramon Zaragoza. He was taken to the Queen of the Valley Medical Center.
An investigation into the source of the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Napa Car Accidents
All drivers have a legal responsibility to operate their their vehicle in a reasonably safe manner and to stop at red lights. According to California Vehicle Code 21453, “driver facing a steady circular red signal alone shall stop at a marked limit line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before entering the intersection, and shall remain stopped until an indication to proceed is shown, except as provided in subdivision (b).” There are a number of causes commonly associated with car accidents:
- Driver intoxication
- Driver fatigue
- Over the counter drug use
- Inclement weather
Victims of car accidents are often left with very serious injuries. Many of the injuries can last long after a person has healed physically. According to Very Well Mind, “Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) are the leading cause of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the general population. Each year, there are an estimated six million MVAs in the United States, resulting in over 2.5 million injuries.”
Victims of car accidents are protected by a number of laws. They will typically have the ability to file a bodily injury claim for damages including lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. It’s important to continue to seek follow up care after an accident. 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 Ramon Zaragoza as he continues to recover. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the California Highway Patrol as they continue to investigate. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to prevent similar accidents.
If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a car accident you may have legal recourse. 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.