A solo vehicle crash took place on Saturday, November 7th in Wasco. Kern County Sheriff Office is the first responder at the scene. The incident happened just past 5:30 a.m., near Jackson Avenue and Palm Avenue. Authorities arriving at the scene found that the vehicle was overturned, and a female passenger was thrown out of the vehicle due to the impact of the crash. The driver, a male of unknown age, was trapped inside. The female passenger had fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene while the male driver had severe injuries and was transported to the nearest hospital for treatment. Authorities are still trying to figure out the cause of the crash.
Who Can File A Claim on Behalf of A Deceased Car Accident Victim?
Not everyone can file a claim for a deceased car crash victim. Usually, only the next living kin or the person who was named as the beneficiary of their estates can do this. However, for certain claims, it is possible for someone who isn’t in either category to file a lawsuit on their behalf. The family of the victim must give the power of attorney to this person for this to happen. If you’d like to discuss more on which claims can be submitted by non-family members for a deceased car accident victim, call us at (800) 310-1606 to get a free consultation from one of our experienced lawyers.