A two-vehicle collision was reported in Bakersfield on Friday, October 30th. The accident took place on Stockdale Highway, near Montclair Street, just before 6:00 p.m. One person died from the accident, a 58-year-old woman named Robin Stevenson. She sustained severe injuries from the crash and was brought to Kern Medical Center for treatment, where she succumbed to her injuries. She was declared dead one hour from the time of the incident. No other person was injured in the crash.
Can You File A Personal Injury Claim for a Deceased Victim?
If your loved one passed away due to injuries they sustain from a car accident, you may be looking for a way to honor their memory by taking legal actions against the individual responsible. This is especially true if, for some reason, their actions are not considered criminal actions. However, if you are thinking of filing a personal injury claim because you’ve heard that it’s the common claim to file for a victim of a car accident, you need to understand that your circumstances may be different. If the victim is deceased, you should look into a survival action or wrongful death claim instead. To know more about which claim is most suitable for your case, contact us at (800) 310-1606 to get a free consultation, available 24/7.