Interstate travel in California can be dangerous for drivers and passengers no matter the time of day. Interstate Five carries heavy traffic along many stretches in the state and motorists can allow themselves to become distracted or reckless and put others at risk. An accident can involve vehicles traveling at interstate speed limits or above and easily involve multiple vehicles.
Drivers can lose focus on the lanes and veer over into the path of the vehicle beside them. Drivers could also be traveling too fast to brake in time to avoid stopped or slowed traffic. Along some sections of I-5, there’s also the risk of head-on collisions when there aren’t barriers separating opposite lanes of traffic. A devastating accident can occur to cause severe injuries and even threaten lives.
Deadly Head-On Collision on I-5 in Kern County
A head-on collision in northwestern Kern County tragically claimed one life and left another victim injured on Wednesday Afternoon. KGET-TV reports the accident happened along Interstate 5 in the Lost Hills community on November 17, 2021.
The California Highway Patrol responded to the scene in the southbound lanes just north of Highway 46 shortly after 3:20 p.m.
The cause of the crash hasn’t been released and the condition of the injured victim has not been updated.
Finding Help For Victims and Families in Kern County Accidents
Families who have lost a loved one in a terrible accident can be unfairly subjected to the costs of a funeral and emergency services all at once and be facing extreme financial difficulties. A claim filed against an at-fault driver’s car insurance provider can ask for assistance with these expenses.
This wrongful death claim is also intended to protect the family from financial hardship in the future by replacing the income the deceased can no longer provide through his or her job.
For surviving victims, a claim for damages is the best way to ensure every cost of recovery is covered. A first insurance settlement offered may only cover the first night in an emergency room. Accepting such an offer leaves victims and their families paying for the remaining hospital bills out-of-pocket. This civil claim seeks to earn money to pay all medical expenses and can also be counted on to support victims as they remain out of work and miss valuable paychecks.
Reach Out to a California Attorney Serving Kern County Victims
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a careless driver, don’t face off against insurance agents alone. Contact attorney Martin Gasparian serving victims and their families in Kern County and across California. He offers a free case evaluation for victims and their family members.
No price can be put on a difficult recovery or the loss of a beloved family member, but those at fault need to be held accountable for their actions and liable for the costs victims and their families face.