A single-vehicle crash was reported in Bakersfield on Monday, November 9th. Bakersfield Police Department is the lead investigator of the case. The crash occurred around the evening between Noriega Road and Allen Road. The driver of the vehicle veered off-road after speeding up while heading east on Noriega Road. The vehicle was also occupied by a male passenger. The vehicle was overturned and both driver and passenger were thrown out of the vehicle. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. It is unknown how severely injured the driver is.
Can Passengers File A Claim Against the Driver of the Vehicle?
In California, passengers are the third highest group of people who die from automobile accidents in 2018. With this death rate in mind, you should choose to pursue a claim after avoiding a fatal injury due to the actions of a negligent driver. Remember to start your claim as soon as possible, since there is a 2-year statute of limitations for any claims filed for an automobile accident. If you’re looking for an attorney who can help you with your claim, call us today at (800) 310-1606 for a free consultation.