A pedestrian was found dead at the scene after a vehicular incident in Bakersfield on Saturday, December 12th. Kern County Sheriff Department is leading an investigation into the crash. The incident happened at around 11:00 p.m. between Highway 58 and South H Street. The pedestrian was later identified by Kern County Coroner’s Officer as a man named Steve Alejandro Ibarra, age 28. He was a resident of Walnut. Ibarra was walking when he was suddenly struck by a vehicle.
Can Family Members File A Personal Injury Claim on Behalf of a Victim?
Whether or not family members can file a personal injury claim on behalf of a victim depends on several factors. First, has the power of attorney been transferred by the victim to the family member? Or, is the victim underage? If these two conditions are not met, then a family member may not be allowed to file a personal injury claim on behalf of the victim. However, extenuating circumstances may allow you, the family member to do so. To know more about when family members can file a personal injury claim on a victim’s behalf after a car accident, call us at (800) 310-1606 to get a free consultation on your case.