A pedestrian was struck by a train on Tuesday, November 3rd in Bakersfield. Bakersfield Police Department and Bakersfield Fire Department were the first responders for the incident. It happened near the crossroads of Panama Lane and Progress Road, at about 1:00 a.m. The pedestrian, a male of unidentified age, was discovered beneath the train after he was struck. He survived the incident, but he is currently receiving treatment at the nearby hospital for his severe injuries. Eyewitnesses at the scene reported that the man was lying down on the train track when the train passed. Authorities are still looking into the circumstances of the crash.
Can You File A Wrongful Death Claim if the Victim is Suspected of Suicide?
This can be a difficult situation to navigate, both legally and personally. If your loved one recently died in a train accident, such as the one in the case above, and there are suspicions of it being a suicide, it can be difficult to pursue any legal claims on their behalf. Even if train operates have insurance payouts for train accident circumstances, sometimes, suicide allegations will void any claims submitted. However, this can only be done if there was proof of it being a suicide in the first place. To know more about what you can do legally if you want to file a claim on behalf of a person who died in a train accident, call us at (800) 310-1606 to get a free consultation today.