Stockton Man Killed in Crash on SR-58 Near Edwards Airforce Base

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November 12, 2021
Edward Smith

Stockton Man Killed in Crash in Bakersfield Area

Authorities reported that a Stockton man was killed in a two-vehicle crash in the Bakersfield area on Friday, November 5, 2021. The motor vehicle collision occurred shortly before 2:45 a.m. on westbound State Route 58 close to Castle Butte Road and Edwards Airforce Base.

Details on the Bakersfield Area Crash That Killed a Stockton Man

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to the crash and located two vehicles at the scene. One party was reportedly trapped inside one of the cars, officials said. Details on what led up to the incident were not immediately provided by CHP traffic officers.

Sadly, one individual was declared deceased by first responders. The Kern County Coroner’s Office has identified the decedent as 27-year-old Benly Nic Nanthavong of Stockton. A GoFundMe page has been created on behalf of Mr. Nanthavong to help support his family and assist with final resting expenses.

What to Expect from a Wrongful Death Claim for a Car Accident

If a loved one lost their life in an accident caused by the recklessness or negligence of another party, they may be held liable for any losses related to the incident. The process generally involves bringing a claim with the insurer representing the driver responsible for the crash. When a survivor brings a wrongful death action, they are seeking financial compensation for economic and non-economic damages. This may include the value of services the decedent provided, the wages they would have earned and contributed to the household, mental anguish related to the sudden loss, medical treatment costs of the final accident-related injury, funeral service expenses, and more. To establish the loss of future earnings and other financial losses, it is often necessary to work with a financial expert to prove these damages.

Evidence of negligence is essential in a wrongful death car accident case, both inside and outside the courtroom. Without evidence, it may be challenging to demonstrate the full extent of the resulting losses or the validity of the claim. Even when there is compelling evidence provided, a family should be prepared for difficult insurance companies unwilling to make a reasonable settlement agreement. Under such circumstances, it is best to retain legal counsel that can build a strong case to present in court on behalf of survivors. Finding the best accident attorney to handle your case may be challenging, particularly if you are unsure of what to look for in a good lawyer. Watch this video for information on how to select the right wrongful death attorney in Stockton for your case.

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Personal Injury Lawyer in Stockton

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton personal injury lawyer. A fatal traffic collision may devastate surviving family members and leave them in a state of financial hardship and emotional grief. In the days following a catastrophic accident, the last thing that may be on the minds of survivors is taking legal action. Our lawyers understand how trying this time may be and how no amount of money may undo the pain of losing a loved one. However, a settlement from a wrongful death claim may help a family obtain the sense of justice and means they need to move forward. If you have lost someone you love in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver or entity, reach out to our legal team to set up a meeting to receive free, friendly case advice at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400.

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