A single-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle was reported to occur on Sunday, November 1st in Bakersfield. California Highway Patrol was one of the first responders at the scene. The incident happened between Sante Fe way and Allen Road at about 1:15 a.m. The motorcyclist, an unnamed man of age 30, was traveling north when he suddenly lost control of his vehicle and struck a nearby utility pole. He was thrown out of his motorcycle due to the impact. He suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The motorcycle and the utility pole went up in flames due to the crash, though the fire was managed to be put out immediately by the firefighters.
Can You File A Wrongful Death Claim to Your Deceased’s Auto Insurance Provider?
Unfortunately, no. A wrongful death claim can only be filed against a party who is being held responsible for causing the death of the deceased. Thus, it isn’t possible to pursue this type of claim to your auto insurance provider if your loved one died in a car accident. What you can claim, however, is a death benefit. It is possible to claim this if the deceased was also in their vehicle during the time of the accident. To know more about what to do when filing a death benefits claim after a car accident, call us at (800) 310-1606 to get a free consultation today.
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