Drivers in Kern County can go miles without encountering another vehicle and then suddenly be faced with another motorist brought into their path by an intersection. These dangerous encounters can lead to devastating collisions.
On average a substantial number of all traffic accidents in the U.S. each year occur at intersections. Kern County recorded 3,549 total accidents in 2020 with nearly a third of those incidents taking place at intersections. Intersection accidents in 2020 in Kern County lead to a tragic 42 deaths and left another 1,849 people injured.
Deadly Weekend Collision in Kern County
A collision between two cars in northern Kern County Saturday morning tragically claimed one life. KGET-TV reported the accident occurred around 11:15 a.m. north of Wasco at the intersection of Sherwood Avenue and Highway 43 on June 5, 2021.
The California Highway Patrol says the crash claimed one life. They also said another victim was taken to the hospital with major injuries. A third victim had less serious injuries.
The conditions of the injured victims have not been released. California Highway Patrol investigators are working to figure out how the accident occurred.
Securing Assistance for Victims and Families After Kern County Accidents
Highway accidents can leave victims with a tough recovery ahead. These accidents can also force a family to say goodbye to a loved one lost to a tragedy. With little time provided to process what has happened, victims and families can suddenly be hit with the costs associated with a terrible accident.
Close relatives who have lost a beloved member of the family will be asked to pay the high cost of a proper funeral and burial. The legal fees involved with estate settlement and the expenses emergency responders will charge can all hit at once. Families are allowed to request support from an at-fault driver’s insurance provider through a wrongful death claim. This civil lawsuit would seek to protect the families from these expenses and also help provide for the family in the future as they must continue on without the financial and emotional support the deceased had always provided.
For injured victims doing their best to heal and regain their normal lives, insurance companies should be petitioned in a claim for damages. This claim would list the hospital expenses, missed work wages, and other emotional hardships and ask the insurance provider for the responsible driver for compensation.
Contact a Kern County Car Accident Lawyer
After an accident involving a serious injury or the loss of a loved one, contact an experienced Wasco car accident lawyer such as Martin Gasparian for a free consultation that comes with no obligation for your family. Mr. Gasparian takes a hands-on approach to every case. He works closely with victims and families to make sure they have what they need in order to rebuild their lives as best they can after an accident.