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Calistoga Crash Causes Fatal Injury

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September 14, 2019
Edward Smith

Calistoga Crash Causes Fatal Injury

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, a collision in Napa County resulted in at least one fatal injury. The accident happened just outside of the city of Calistoga and only involved a single vehicle. The identity of the decedent has not yet been reported by Napa County officials. Additionally, the number of people injured during this collision has not yet been confirmed.

Crash Information

California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer James Evans stated that the accident took place at around 8:30 p.m. on Highway 128 at the intersection of Tubbs Lane just west of the city limit of Calistoga. Evans indicated that the collision might have involved a vehicle catching fire. After the accident took place, Highway 128 was shut down in both directions while response was underway. While particular details were not available, CHP indicated that at least one fatal injury was suffered during the incident.

Another Recent Fatal Napa Accident

This crash happened less than a month after another fatal collision in Napa County. On August 19, 2019, one person lost their life in a collision that took place on Highway 12. This accident also only involved a single vehicle and occurred at night on a rural highway location.

According to data from UC Berkeley research, 137 fatal crashes took place in Napa County between 2007 and 2019. By far, the most common type of accident to cause deadly injuries in Napa has been hit-object crashes, which accounted for over 45 percent of the 137 collisions. The next most common fatal accident type ways head-on accidents, which only accounted for around 15 percent.

Calling an Attorney

When people learn that their loved one was in a deadly car accident, they often go through a period of intense grieving. This process is different for everybody, but it often leaves people feeling overwhelmed and many need to take time to spend with their family in order to cope. While taking time to recover is important, it’s also critical to call a wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. Negligent parties like reckless drivers, auto product manufacturers, and others are usually quick to begin building up a legal defense in order to disclaim financial responsibility. Having an attorney who can investigate the accident and defend you and your family’s right to compensation early on can be a vital part of your case.

Even if you aren’t sure about whether or not your case merits hiring a lawyer, it’s still a good idea to call for advice. Most attorneys are happy to provide free advice over the phone so that you can have the information you need to move forward if you so choose. If you would like some more information about the compensation that families can claim following a fatal crash, you can take a look at this helpful video produced by me and my staff:

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I’m Ed Smith, a Napa wrongful death lawyer. If you have a family member or friend who passed away during a vehicle accident, call my office so that I can give you my free, friendly advice. I’m available at both my toll-free number, (800) 404-5400, and locally at (707) 564-1900.

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