One unidentified person was killed after a fatal semi-truck collision in McFarland on Sunday night, January 10.
According to the California Highway Patrol’s initial reports, the accident happened at around 9:30 p.m. near Famoso Porterville Highway and Driver Road in McFarland.
A Chevy Silverado truck and a semi-truck were involved in the collision. How the crash occurred, and the reason why it happened has not been established.
One person was killed as a result of the collision. The identity of the victim has not been disclosed.
Additional details about the accident are unavailable at the moment.
Fatal Semi-Truck Accident Statistics
Tractor-trailer crashes, such as in this case, are caused by various factors such as loss of control of the truck, a tire blowout, a disabling or non-disabling vehicle failure, speeding, lane drifting, improper truck maneuvering, and driver fatigue.
Unfortunately, according to a recent study, one out of three commercial truck drivers suffer from mild to severe sleep apnea, which affects their attentiveness and performance on the road.
When facing cases like this, it’s essential to have a professional Kern County wrongful death attorney to conduct a private investigation as soon as possible. Tractor-trailer crashes can be difficult to deal with, as they are complex and involve a wide variety of factors.
With the help of a skilled semi-truck accident attorney, the process will be made easier for the victim’s family. Incidents like this can cause the victims to be vulnerable to manipulation. Trucking companies would often try to conduct their investigation to protect the negligent driver. To avoid this, skilled attorneys can protect the victim and the victim’s family from trucking companies by hiring expert witnesses, conduct drivers’ background checks, locate witnesses to the crash, and review applicable insurance coverage.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Semi-Truck Accidents in Kern County
Suddenly losing a loved one due to a fatal tractor-trailer accident can be quite devastating and stressful.
Pending the official investigation results, the victim’s family is entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s assistance. Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages (such as loss of companionship and income, pain and suffering, and emotional distress) that the accident has caused them.
A wrongful death attorney can serve as a helpful legal guide for the grieving family during this difficult time while ensuring that the guilty party will be held accountable for their alleged crime.
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