Motorcyclists who travel the long straightaways of Kern County have the same right to the highway as any other motorist. Sadly, drivers can get distracted or fail to take a long enough look out a window and allow themselves to miss seeing someone on a motorcycle. This inattention can quickly put a rider in a dangerous predicament.
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune detailed the shocking rise in motorcycle accidents seen in California in the past few years. They found that fatalities in motorcycle-involved accidents have doubled since 1997 in our state. The upcoming summer months only make the problem worse and July often sees more motorcycle accidents than another other time of the year.
This documented rise in cases only shows how much more care all drivers need to take when traveling alongside anyone on two-wheels.
Motorcyclist Killed in Collision in Kern County
A rider tragically died after his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle in Kern County Saturday Evening. The Bakersfield Californian reports the accident happened on Highway 99 at Avenue 16 south of Earlimart on April 17, 2021.
The California Highway Patrol says the motorcyclist was hit around 6:30 p.m. The victim was a 55-year-old man from Fowler in Fresno County. He was taken to Kern Medical where he later died.
The California Highway Patrol out of Visalia is investigating and has not released the cause of the accident.
Support for Families After Kern County Motorcycle Accidents
After a family receives word of a loved one lost in a tragic accident, they should be allowed time to mourn their loss. Sadly, with medical bills, ambulance fees, and funeral costs all quickly coming due, families are forced to guard their financial wellbeing almost immediately.
Close relatives should never be stuck with the expenses from an accident that wasn’t their fault or the victim’s fault. After such a tragedy, a spouse, domestic partner, or another close relative can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the family.
This civil claim can demand assistance with current hardships and also ask to provide for the family’s future. It’s important to make it clear to insurance agents that due to such a tragic accident the family is now forced to live the rest of their lives without the guidance and financial support the deceased victim had always provided.
Contact a Kern County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
After an accident claims the life of a loved one please contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer serving Earlimart, Delano, and all of Kern County. Martin Gasparian, the founder of Maison Law, uses his experience with insurance companies and their tricks to help protect families. He offers a free and confidential consultation and case evaluation.
Mr. Gasparian takes a hands-on approach to every case and works directly with families to make sure they only get advice that’s in their best interest and the personalized attention to detail their important case deserves.