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Founder & Principal Attorney
Maison Law

Bakersfield, CA – According to KBAK, on Monday morning, April 8, 2024, a man lost his life in a solo-vehicle crash on South Union Avenue, south of Di Giorgio Road. The California Highway Patrol responded to the scene at approximately 11:10 AM following reports of the incident.

Upon arrival, authorities discovered a single occupant in the vehicle. The CHP’s preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicle was traveling southbound on South Union Avenue when it lost control, ultimately colliding with a fence.

The driver, described as a Hispanic man in his thirties, was pronounced deceased at the scene. At this stage, it remains unclear whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

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.

Liability in Solo-Vehicle Collisions

In some circumstances, investigations can reveal that some portion of the liability for a solo-vehicle collision might fall upon other drivers in the vicinity of the accident or even unsafe roadway structures. Working through the particulars of liability to help victims and their families find proper compensation is one of the many services a personal injury attorney can provide.

Once liability has been established, a personal injury attorney can also negotiate on behalf of the victim with insurance companies, who will always seek to minimize the payout for any claim they cannot deny.

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