A head-on collision can create a frightening amount of force in an accident and prove extremely dangerous for any drivers and passengers involved.
The California Highway Patrol working in Kern County in 2019 saw 50 accidents involving a vehicle crossing into an opposing lane. Many of those incidents ended in head-on collisions. Those accidents resulted in a tragic 17 people killed. That equates to almost a third of all victims in these accidents losing their lives. Another 109 victims were injured in these collisions.
A distracted driver can look down for a moment and with that one small mistake cause a devastating accident with serious consequences for the victims and their families.
Kern County Double Fatal Accident
Two drivers were killed in a collision near Wasco early Monday morning. 23ABC-TV reported the accident occurred on Highway 46 at Beech Avenue around 4:30 a.m. on November 9, 2020.
The California Highway Patrol found that a burgundy Honda and a white BMW crashed head-on. The driver of the Honda was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the BMW was flown to the hospital where the victim later succumbed to injuries.
Investigators do not know what lead to the accident. Weather was not believed to be a factor in the crash.
Support for Families After a Kern County Head-On Collision
In an instant, a tragic car accident can claim a life and leave a family behind to mourn. The loved ones remaining should be given time to honor the memory of the lost victim.
Nothing can bring back a loved one, but it’s only fair that the family left behind get help to avoid financial hardships now and in the years to come. Their loved one didn’t cause the accident and the family shouldn’t bear the burden of the consequences alone. Families may face hospital bills, ambulance costs, and funeral expenses in as little as a few weeks after a deadly accident.
Filing a lawsuit against an at-fault driver’s insurance company can be an important step for the future well-being of the family. Loved ones will have lost the paychecks the victim would have provided the family through their job. They have also lost the emotional support and guidance the deceased would have provided in the years to come. A claim for damages can seek to recover compensation for some of these factors and more to protect the family from financial issues down the road.
This wrongful death lawsuit could be filed by a close relative like a spouse or domestic partner or children of the victim on behalf of the rest of the family. An attorney can also represent the family in this matter.
Contact a Bakersfield Auto Accident Attorney
If you’ve lost a loved one due to the actions of a negligent driver your family should not have to face consequences alone. Your family shouldn’t have to struggle with the financial burdens caused by the mistake of another driver.
After an accident involving the loss of a spouse, father, mother, or child contact an experienced Bakersfield car accident lawyer such as Martin Gasparian to protect your family’s rights. Mr. Gasparian takes a hands-on approach to every case. He believes that every client should work directly with their lawyer, get honest advice, and personalized attention to detail their case deserves.