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Two Fatalities Identified in Head-On Double Big Rig Crash at Twisselman Road in Lost Hills
Lost Hills, CA (July 12, 2022) – Ricardo Gomez Perez (54) of Healdsburg and Manuel Velasquez (44) of Montclair were identified as the fatalities in a double big rig crash in Lost Hills. According to MSN, the accident happened around 3:30 am on Monday.
Two fatalities were found at the scene following the head-on collision involving two big rigs at Twisselman Road.
The California Highway Patrol reported a crash involving two big rigs on southbound I-5 at Twisselman Road.
When they arrived, two victims were found dead at the scene. The Kern County Coroner later identified them as Ricardo Gomez Perez of Healdsburg and Manuel Velasquez Garcia of Montclair.
This accident remains under investigation.
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More About Truck Accident Liability
When it comes to truck accidents, the person or entity that owns the truck can become liable for the incident. Truck drivers usually have contract-based work relationships with their employers. Truck drivers can also end up in a legal mess if investigations determine that they violated trucking standards, causing the accident.
During the investigations, other contributing factors might be uncovered, like driver’s fatigue or maintenance failure. Federal and state trucking laws impose standards on truck driver work hours, speed limits, and driver sleep requirements, which must be met. If investigations find any violations of these standards, more parties can become liable for the incident.
Trucking accident attorneys can help you check if any regulations were violated, contributing to your accident. Their duties generally include:
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Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Kern County
In this case, the family members of Ricardo Gomez Perez and Manuel Velasquez 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:
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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, Kern County, 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 Ricardo Gomez Perez and Manuel Velasquez.
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