Billy Traves and David Hamilton Die in Bakersfield Crash
Bakersfield, CA (July26, 2021)– On June 16, 51-year-old David Hamilton of Modesto, and 44-year-old Billy Traves of Stockton, both died in a vehicle crash on Interstate 5.
The California Highway Patrol responded to the scene at about 11 a.m. south of Highway 43.https://www.chp.ca.gov/home
When they arrived, they discovered Hamilton and Traves thrown from the vehicle. Officers pronounced them dead at the scene.
Responding officers also found a severely injured person in another vehicle.
Apparently, a southbound car on the freeway blew their tire and the vehicle overturned.
Consequently, the vehicle collided into the center divider wherein Hamilton and Traves were ejected. One of them struck an oncoming vehicle in the northbound lanes.
We at Sweet Lawyers know how difficult it is to lose a loved one in a deadly crash. Our hearts are with Billy Traves’ and David Hamilton’s family in this time of sorrow.
What’s Next After a Fatal Crash?
Unfortunately, sometimes, a person’s negligence can lead to devastating results for other people. This is quite common in accidents that result to fatalities.
It is likely that the bereaved are entitled to significant compensation via a wrongful death claim.
A wrongful death claim is brought against a defendant who has caused someone’s death, either through negligence or as a result of some intentional action.
Depending on the type of situation, settlements can be anywhere from several hundred thousand dollars to tens of millions of dollars. Ultimately, it lifts the financial burden the death of a relative has generated.
Therefore, having a wrongful death attorney can help you attain compensation on medical bills, loss of earnings, future medicals, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and more.
That is why we strongly recommend for you to hire a lawyer to serve as your legal representation.
So, call Sweet Lawyers now at (800) 674 7852. Certainly, our team of legal experts will gladly assist you with your legal concerns.
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