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Bakersfield, CA – Fatal Rollover Crash on I-5 near Seventh Standard Rd

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Bakersfield, CA (September 7, 2021) – At least one person lost their life in a rollover collision reported on the morning of Tuesday, September 7 near Buttonwillow in Bakersfield. Information from officials states that the incident occurred just before 7:20 a.m.

According to various sources, the wreck happened on Interstate 5 near Seventh Standard Road for reasons still being investigated by police. Numerous responders were seen in the area shortly after the incident took place. 

Reports show that at least one person lost their life in the crash. However, at this time, no one involved has been identified. Authorities in Bakersfield continue to investigate the details of the accident. 

Local drivers commuting in the area were forced to find alternative travel routes while emergency crews worked at the crash site. Traffic delays ensued near the scene for an extended time period on the morning of September 7. 

No other information has been reported at this time. We would like to offer our sincere sympathies to the family or families of the deceased. 

Auto Accidents in Bakersfield

The unexpected and sudden loss of a family member may be a devastating and tragic experience. Family and friends may be left shocked, angry, and heartbroken. If the loss happened due to the negligence of another person in an auto accident, survivors may be entitled to financial compensation. Negligence can come in various forms in car crashes. Some of them include speeding, intoxication, distraction, and fatigue. Any careless or reckless behavior carried out while behind the wheel is considered negligence. 

The family must file a claim with the insurance carrier in order to recover the resulting damages of the crash. Unfortunately, insurance companies rarely cooperate the way they should, especially if the victim’s family does not have an attorney. Insurance companies may use various defense tactics in order to protect their bottom line. This can include a lowball settlement offer in hopes that surviving family members will accept without realizing the actual extent of their losses.

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Bakersfield

 The best thing a family member can do is retain a skilled and experienced attorney who will be able to help them through the complex claims process and negotiate with the insurance companies. 

As if dealing with overwhelming grief was not enough, numerous families are required to put forth tens of thousands of dollars to cover the funeral costs of their loved ones. When victims are killed in accidents resulting from the negligence of others, it is crucial that their families reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Bakersfield as soon as possible. Although we understand that no amount of compensation could ever take away a family’s pain and suffering, compensation can help grieving families cover to costs of burial and funeral expenses and alleviate the impact of lost wages moving forward.

With nearly four decades of experience, Bakersfield car crash attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of families hold wrongdoers accountable and get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. Being able to focus on moving forward after experiencing a loss is something our law firm is dedicated to helping our clients do. We work hard to help families protect their legal rights and best interests. If your loved one lost their life in a collision, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Bakersfield at (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help you. Our team is available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Bakersfield.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Bakersfield and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene.


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