Bakersfield streets can be dangerous places for motorists under the best of circumstances. Yet, when drivers choose to act recklessly the chances of a dangerous crash increase dramatically. Aggressive driving and the choice to travel at unsafe speeds can put everyone on the road in danger. The choice to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol can also turn a vehicle into an extreme hazard.
The Bakersfield Police have already seen a devastating year of accidents in 2021. They confirm that the city has documented 18 tragic accidents involving a fatality through early April. The risks to motorists will fall only when drivers take the responsibility to care for other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians seriously.
Deadly Two-Vehicle Collision in Bakersfield
A woman was killed in a late-night car collision in northwest Bakersfield Tuesday night. ABC23-TV reports the accident occurred just before midnight at the intersection of Calloway Drive and Tumwater Avenue on April 6, 2021.
The Bakersfield Police Department said that two vehicles were involved in the crash. One woman involved lost her life in the collision. One man hurt in the accident remains in the hospital.
Investigators believe speed and alcohol were factors in the crash. If anyone has information on what led to the accident they are asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department.
Support for Victims and Families After an Accident in Bakersfield
For families who have tragically lost a loved one in an accident, a wrongful death claim can be filed against an at-fault driver’s car insurance company. This civil lawsuit can be used to protect family members during such a vulnerable time. The costs of a funeral and burial, ambulance fees, and estate settlement expenses shouldn’t be allowed to fall to a grieving family, especially in an accident that wasn’t the victim’s fault.
Families will also suddenly be without the financial support loved ones provided with their job. Close relatives, like a spouse and children, may need support now and in the years to come to avoid bankruptcy.
For surviving victims of collisions, a claim for damages should be filed to make sure every medical cost and injury rehabilitation expense gets covered by the responsible driver’s insurance policy. This claim should also ask for coverage on any medical treatment expected to be necessary in the months ahead. Lost income from the workplace can also be included in a list of damages the victim has endured.
Contact a Bakersfield Car Accident Lawyer
After you or a loved one have been the victim of a careless driver in Bakersfield contact attorney Martin Gasparian for a consultation on your case that comes at no charge and with no obligation to you.
Mr. Gasparian works with victims and families to make sure insurance companies don’t take advantage of a difficult situation. Insurance firms can defend their policyholders and try to get away with providing victims with as little support as possible or nothing at all. Having an attorney on your side can ensure that your family’s rights are respected and that they are cared for in the years ahead.