Chelsea Taylor San Luis Obispo County: Chelsea Taylor of Atascadero Injured In Car Accident On Highway 41 By Homestead Road Near Templeton
TEMPLETON, CALIFORNIA (September 13, 2019) – A 23-year-old woman identified as Chelsea Taylor was injured in a car accident on Highway 41.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the driver of a 2016 Ford turned directly into the path of the Nissan Versa driven by Chelsea Taylor.
Paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the victim. Chelsea Taylor was transported to the Sierra Vista Hospital with serious injuries.
Neither drugs nor alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash. An investigation into the car accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Car Accidents
According to ASIRT, “Over 37,000 people die in road crashes each year. An additional 2.35 million are injured or disabled.” The vast majority of car accidents are completely preventable and due to human error. This is especially true with respect accidents caused by turning drivers. A good driver is supposed to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic close enough so as to pose a hazard before turning.
According to California Vehicle Code 21801, “The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left or to complete a U-turn upon a highway, or to turn left into public or private property, or an alley, shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching from the opposite direction which are close enough to constitute a hazard at any time during the turning movement.” Accidents tend to happen when drivers are:
Injuries from a car accident can be long-lasting and very expensive. According to the Centers For Disease Control, “A severe TBI not only impacts the life of an individual and their family, but it also has a large societal and economic toll. The lifetime economic cost of TBI, including direct and indirect medical costs, was estimated to be approximately $76.5 billion (in 2010 dollars).”
Any person that is injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another driver turning into their lane may have legal recourse 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 rights are.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Chelsea Taylor as she continues to recover. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the California Highway Patrol. There needs to be some accountability for this accident.
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.