Bakersfield, CA – On Wednesday, January 31, 2024, a motorcyclist was struck and killed by a commercial truck driven by 53-year-old Ruticio Flores of Lamont, as reported by Bakersfield.com.
The collision occurred around 1 PM on Bena Road east of Nuemerkle. The unnamed motorcyclist was traveling east on Bena when he made a sudden left turn, into the path of the truck driven by Flores.
Unfortunately, Flores was unable to avoid striking the motorcycle, sending its driver flying from the vehicle. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigations into the cause of the accident remain ongoing.
Wrongful Death Claims
Establishing fault in a collision can depend on multiple factors. Helping to determine legal liability is one of the ways that a personal injury attorney can help grieving families recovering from the loss of a loved one in a traffic accident.
If it is determined that another driver holds responsibility for their loved one’s death, they may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim with the insurance provider of the at-fault driver. A wrongful death claim can provide compensation to help cover hospital fees, burial costs, and the loss of support for dependents of the deceased.
Martin Gasparian is the founder of Maison Law, a California Personal Injury Law Firm. Martin is a graduate of Georgetown University Law School and has been practicing law in California 2004. His practice focuses on helping injury victims know their rights and recover just compensation.