Rural roads across Kern County can prove dangerous for motorists, especially as the light fades in the evening. Drivers at night can become more inattentive to the road and are more prone to lose control of their vehicles and end up on the path of other motorists.
The resulting collisions can cause drivers and passengers to suffer fractured bones, brain injuries, and even internal organ damage. In the most tragic cases, human life can be put at risk by the injuries suffered.
Fatal Accident in Eastern Kern County
A person has died after a vehicle crash in eastern Kern County on Wednesday Evening. KGET-TV says the accident took place on Snow Road and Mayer Avenue south of Shafter on December 1, 2021.
The California Highway Patrol says at least one life was lost in the accident that occurred just south of 7th Standard Road at around 6:52 p.m. Officials haven’t said if anyone else suffered injuries in the accident.
CHP investigators have not released any more information on what led to the collision or how many vehicles were involved.
Seeking Help for Victims and Families After a Kern County Accident
For the families of car accident victims, it can be difficult to focus on the future wellbeing of close relatives after such a heartbreaking loss. However, close family members should take action to ensure their loved ones don’t face financial trauma after an accident caused by someone else’s mistake.
A spouse, domestic partner, and sometimes children or the step-children of the victim can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the family. This civil claim provides a means to secure financial support from an at-fault driver’s auto insurance coverage.
A wrongful death claim seeks to get help with ambulance and paramedic fees and burial costs. A claim also attempts to secure the family in the years to come when the deceased can no longer provide guidance or financial support.
Contact a Kern County Wrongful Death Lawyer
After an accident involving the tragic loss of a family member in Kern County, please contact an experienced Bakersfield car accident lawyer such as Martin Gasparian for a free and confidential case consultation.
Mr. Gasparian takes a hands-on approach to every case and works closely with families to make sure they stay protected and earn every benefit available to them.