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Tanya Dorismae Davis, 25, Dies in Crash at Curnow and Cottonwood Road

Bakersfield, CA – On Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Curnow and Cottonwood Road, a fatal solo-vehicle crash seriously injured 3 young girls and resulted in the death of the driver, identified by the Kern County Coroner’s Office as 25-year-old Tanya Dorismae Davis Stephens of Bakersfield, according to KBAK.

Around 9:02 PM, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to an iPhone crash notification that directed them to the crash site. Initial invesitations indicated that Davis had been travelling eastbound on Curnow toward the T-intersection with Cottonwood when she failed to stop, sending her car off the road, where it collided with a dirt berm from the Central Branch Kern Island Canal.

Wrongful Death Claims in Single-Vehicle Collisions

The compensation provided by a wrongful death claim can help relieve grieving families of the financial burdens associated with the loss of a loved one in a vehicular fatality, addressing medical expenses, burial costs, and even the loss of income to support dependents of the deceased.

In some circumstances, investigations can reveal that some portion of the liability for a single-vehicle collision might fall upon other drivers in the vicinity of the accident or even unsafe roadway structures. Working through the particulars of liability to help those who have lost a loved one find proper compensation for their loss is one of the many services a personal injury attorney can provide.

Once liability has been established, a personal injury attorney can also negotiate on behalf of the victim with insurance companies, who will always seek to minimize the payout for any claim they cannot deny.

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