The perpetrator of a hit-and-run accident that occurred on Sunday, October 11th, turned themselves in on the same day. They were identified as a male of unknown age named Joshua Reyes. He confessed his involvement to Bakersfield Police Department and is currently being detained there. Reyes was responsible for hitting a 70-year-old man named Aurelio Garcia Sr., who died from the accident. The hit-and-run happened at around 4:00 a.m., on Mount Vernon Avenue. Garcia Sr. was crossing the street when Reyes hit him. He did not stop his vehicle to attempt to help Garcia Sr. The Kern County Sheriff Office is currently still investigating the case.
What Kind of Claim Can You File for Deceased Car Accident Victim?
Generally, car accident victims who were deceased can file several claims, both to their own insurance and to the at-fault driver’s insurance, if there were any. If the victim has life insurance, then you, as the beneficiary, should start your claim right away. If the victim was also in a vehicle during the crash and has auto-insurance, you should also be able to claim a death benefit from them. Don’t forget that if the car accident was caused by another party, you can also file a claim against them or their insurance provider. Usually, you’ll need to file a wrongful death claim. If you’d like to know more about how to start a wrongful death claim, call us at (310) 888-0024 for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.
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