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Taft, CA – Head-On Collision on Highway 119 and Harrison St Leaves One Injured

March 4, 2023

Man holding steering wheel in car accident

Taft, CA (March 3, 2023) – On Thursday morning, March 2, near Taft in Kern County, there was a head-on incident that resulted in at least one person being injured.

According to the information provided on the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information Portal, the collision took place in the vicinity of Harrison Street and State Route 119.

It is not known what caused the head-on collision that involved a semi-truck and another vehicle. In the aftermath of the collision, the second vehicle caught fire.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene of the accident to provide assistance. Firefighters battled the blaze as medical personnel rendered aid to the victims who suffered injuries. At least one person was transported to a local hospital for further medical care.

The California Highway Patrol troopers are currently investigating the incident.

Car Accidents in California

Taft, CA – Head-On Collision on Highway 119 and Harrison St Leaves One InjuredDealing with the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident can seem impossible. Many victims require extensive medical treatment for the injuries they suffer and had to spend several weeks to months off of work. The physical and financial impacts of a motor vehicle collision can be far-reaching. Regrettably, many people are left permanently disabled as a result of the accidents that they are involved in.

If you’ve been hurt in a car crash that was caused by another person’s negligence, you may be able to take legal action. In California, victims are able to file personal injury claims to sue for compensation. Awards for compensation are provided to victims based on the damages that they have suffered. In California, damages for a personal injury lawsuit can be both economic and non-economic.

Economic damages are provided to victims to cover their lost wages, vehicle repair expenses, lost earning capacity, medical expenses, and long-term care costs. Noneconomic damages are provided for pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.

In order to determine how much compensation you can recover, it is important that you have the strongest evidence against the defendant and demonstrate the damages that you have. Working with a California car accident lawyer will provide you with the best chance of proving your case and maximizing your recovery.

At Wilshire Law Firm, we have a solid commitment to delivering justice for our clients. Our California Personal Injury Attorneys understand how complex the legal system can be and will fight aggressively on your behalf to get you the best possible outcome. With decades of successful cases under their belts, a combined $1 billion in damages collected, and a free consultation available upon request, there’s no better place to look for representation if you’ve been injured due to another person’s negligence. Contact our California personal injury lawyers today at 800-358-1884 to see how our team can help you with filing your personal injury claim and getting justice.