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Bakersfield, CA – Taft crash kills motorcyclist

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BAKERSFIELD, CA – In a motorcycle accident Saturday, a 22-year-old man died after he collided with a semi-truck on Highway 119 and Airport Road, according to coroners’ officials.

The victim, Michael Edward Lopez, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, officials said.

Bakersfield Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Motorcycle accidents cut short the lives of over 500 people every year. An additional 14,000 riders are left to deal with overwhelming pain and suffering from crash-related injuries. In a collision, motorcycle riders are fully exposed, which greatly increases their odds of sustaining broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and crippling spinal cord injuries that will require lengthy and expensive medical treatments. To make things worse, injured riders are often physically unable to work for months or even years as they recover. 

If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you will inevitably be approached by insurance adjusters who seem to be on your side but are trying to get you to agree to a lowball settlement. Accepting a settlement from an insurance carrier is most likely not in your best interest. Typically, insurance companies offer the minimum amount of financial compensation to collision victims as a way to get them to sign over their legal rights to pursue additional damages.

Once they sign, the victim is prevented from continuing to seek the monetary compensation they need for medical care, lost income, and the many other costs they will eventually face arising from their accidents. Instead, it is crucial to reach out to a motorcycle accident attorney in Bakersfield as soon as possible. You may have options available to help you move forward after being harmed in an accident.

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Bakersfield

Unfortunately, a large percentage of these collisions are the result of driver negligence. Some forms of driver negligence include reckless driving, speeding, impaired driving, fatigued driving, and more. Driver negligence accounts for more than 94% of all car crashes in the United States every year.

When a loved one is lost due to the negligent actions of another driver, surviving family members may feel frustrated and overwhelmed. A wrongful death lawyer in Bakersfield will be able to help you move forward from the aftermath of your loved one’s crash in more ways than one. 

Our firm works to ensure that our clients are well taken care of and receiving the treatment necessary to get their lives back to normal. Whether you require emotional therapy, grief counseling, or even treatment for P.T.S.D, our lawyers will help you attain the compensation needed to pay for these services as well as help you find the doctors and facilities that are best for you.

For close to four decades, the Bakersfield auto accident lawyers at Torem & Associates have assisted families after losing loved ones in traffic wrecks resulting from the negligence of other motorists sharing the road. Our team of attorneys works diligently in order to assist our clients in better understanding the options available to them moving forward after being injured in such an accident. 

We work to ensure that our clients are able to maximize their recoveries and get the justice they are entitled to. We provide our clients with trusted and competent legal representation and hold wrongdoers accountable for their negligent actions. Reach out to one of our personal injury attorneys in Bakersfield by calling (888) 500-5000. 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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