A single-vehicle crash was reported in Bakersfield on Friday, January 1st. Bakersfield Police Department was present at the scene. The accident happened just after 11:00 p.m. near Jewetta. A white SUV, occupied by five people, including the driver, crashed into a tree on the median strip. Three people were thrown out of the vehicle on impact and were fatally injured. The driver and the front-seat passenger survived with minor injuries. The driver was found to have been driving while intoxicated.
Can You Sue DUI Drivers As A Family Member of the Victim?
This may be possible to do, depending on the situation. If the victim is underaged, then if you are the victim’s guardian or parent, then you have the right to take legal action on their behalf. You can also do this on the victim’s behalf if they have transferred their power of attorney. There may be other situations where you can sue on the victim’s behalf after a DUI car accident. Call us today at (800) 310-1606 to get in touch with one of our car accident lawyers and see what legal options you may have.
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