WASCO, CA — According to KBAK, on the afternoon of Thursday, February 1, 2024, a collision with a big-rig truck left one woman dead and other persons injured.
Deputies arrived at the scene of the crash, which occurred in the vicinity of Scofield Avenue and McCombs Way, around 12:40 PM, responding to reports of the multi-vehicle collision involving a Toyota Corolla and a big-rig truck.
The unnamed woman succumbed to her injuries at the scene, regardless of attempts by emergency services to stabilize her condition. The driver of the Corolla received transport to a local hospital for medical treatment, while the big rig driver declined medical assistance.
Investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing. Authorities will release the identity of the deceased woman at a later time, pending notification of her family.
Wrongful Death Claims
Establishing fault in a collision can depend on multiple factors. Helping to determine legal liability is one of the ways that a personal injury attorney can help grieving families recovering from the loss of a loved one in a traffic accident.
If it is determined that another driver holds responsibility for their loved one’s death, they may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim with the insurance provider of the at-fault driver. A wrongful death claim can provide compensation to help cover hospital fees, burial costs, and the loss of support for dependents of the deceased.
Personal Injury Claims
After a vehicular accident, in addition to emotional distress, victims and their families can be overwhelmed with the sudden financial burdens of medical bills, loss of income due to recovery time, and, in unfortunate circumstances, burial fees.
The responsibility for these costs should fall upon the driver responsible for such injuries and their insurance provider. However, insurance companies will try to minimize the compensation for any claim they cannot deny, which is why having the help of a skilled personal injury attorney can prove crucial in ensuring justice for victims of vehicular accidents.