Cesar Tlatelpa Died at the Scene in Bakersfield Hit-and-Run Crash
Bakersfield, CA (May 1, 2023) – Cesar Tlatelpa (43) of Bakersfield was identified as the fatality in a hit-and-run crash in Lamont. According to Bakersfield Now, the crash occurred at 8:11 p.m on April 13, 2023.
Cesar Tlatelpa was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in a crash in Bakersfield.
California Highway Patrol responded to a fatal hit-and-run crash where a driver struck a 43-year-old pedestrian in Lamont on April 13, 2023.
Kern County Coroner officials identified the 43-year-old victim as Cesar Tlatelpa from Bakersfield.
According to CHP, Tlatelpa was crossing westbound across the northbound lane of Weedpatch Highway when a driver hit him.
After the crash, authorities found the pedestrian in the right area of northbound Weedpatch Highway at Blackburn Street.
He suffered multiple blunt-force traumatic injuries, which caused his death.
After causing the casualty, the driver then fled the accident scene.
Eyewitnesses saw the driver northbound on Weedpatch Highway, Senatra, or Altima.
The cause of this Bakersfield hit-and-run crash is yet to be determined.
However, police suspect that the driver overlooked Tlatelpa as he failed to slow down, stop, or avoid hitting the pedestrian.
Google Map of Hit-and-Run Accident in Bakersfield, CA
More About Hit-and-Run Accident Liability
Legal liability for a hit-and-run accident can have various implications. Generally, a victim can file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver for any property damages and injuries caused by the accident. Your recoverable losses can include medical costs, lost wages, and more, depending on the damages sustained from the crash. Liability insurance is the first option to cover these damages. However, some cases might go to court depending on the case’s circumstances. For hit-and-run accidents, the penalties can include, but are not limited to:
- Up to 6 months of jail time
- Fine up to $1,000
- Probation and community service (depending on criminal history)
- Compensation to victims for damages
- Additional points on your California DMV record that can increase your insurance
You can learn more about what to do after a hit-and-run accident here. However, the most common course of action is to get legal advice from a skilled and experienced hit-and-run lawyer. Aside from navigating through your case, hit-and-run attorneys can help determine if your case can become a felony. They can also sort out compensation options whether you can locate the at-fault driver or not. Read more about getting a hit-and-run lawyer in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Bakersfield
In this case, the family members of Cesar Tlatelpa can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
- Wrongful Death
- Hit and Run Accident
- Car Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Bicycle Accident
- Truck Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
Indeed, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, getting your rightful compensation is also important to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby and Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Bakersfield, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements and more. If you’d like professional advice about your case, call us today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Cesar Tlatelpa.
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