Being in a car accident is something that no one would ever choose to do on purpose. Depending on how serious it is and who was responsible for it, some legal ramifications can go along with it. You will need the help of an experienced, knowledgeable personal injury lawyer in Bakersfield.
In some instances, you may be severely injured and require long-time hospital care, leading to massive medical bills. Other times, you may not be hurt enough to require an extended medical stay, but you may still miss work and suffer from lost wages. And in the worst scenarios, a loved one’s life may have been lost due to reckless driving.
If you were injured due to the fault of another, you may be entitled to serious compensation. Call us now for a free consultation. We will discuss your rights and explain how we will work to maximize your recovery.
Regardless of your location, we can come to you at your convenience. We are ready to serve you.
Omid E. Dayan & Eliot M. Houman
Bakersfield, California has nearly 2,000 yearly accidents with bodily injury in a city with close to 400,000 people. Among these accidents, 232 involved alcohol, and 282 involved motorcycles, bicyclists, or pedestrians. Bakersfield is not the safest city when it comes to auto accidents.
*Accident statistics provided by the Office of Traffic Safety in California
Common Accident Injuries
While any major freeway or highway in California can be hazardous depending on the time of day, weather, and amount of traffic, there is one in particular in Bakersfield that is extremely dangerous.In 2016, Highway 99 was named the most dangerous road in America by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Although it is always important to practice caution whenever driving, it is crucial at this location.
Bakersfield, CA Dangerous Intersections
No matter what type of industry you work in, from manual labor to office work, being injured on the job is nothing to take lightly. Many times, people are afraid of jeopardizing their jobs, so they don’t make an issue about it. They take whatever the companies’ insurance provider offers them in hopes of getting back to normal. And this is exactly what the insurance companies use in many cases to manipulate injured workers to settle for far less than what they deserve.
Unfortunately, life is rarely ever 100% “normal” again after a serious injury. And if you already agreed to a payout that won’t cover your mounting expenses, you could find yourself in real trouble. That’s why the Accident Guys also handle workman’s compensation cases. You can read more about hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer in Bakersfield here.
How Much Does a Good Personal Injury Attorney Cost?
Just as it is with any other expense in life regarding legal representation, you get what you pay for. The good thing is that personal injury cases are taken on contingency, so you won’t pay anything until your lawyer settles on your behalf.
The Other Driver’s Insurance Company Have Requested that I Give a Statement. What Should I Do?
Insurance providers are always trying to minimize their payouts and limit their liability. After all, this is how they make a profit. You should always avoid signing any documents or paperwork, as well as providing any official statements until you have consulted with an attorney. You don’t want to say or sign anything that an insurance company could use against you in settlement negotiations or court.
What if a Drunk Driver injured me?
Drunk driving is one of the biggest preventable causes of injury and death on the roads. In most places, the law holds intoxicated drivers to an even higher level of accountability for damages and pain inflicted due to their actions. This leads to everything from criminal liability to paying extra in damages and restitution.
What Types of Things Can I Get Reimbursed for After a Car Accident?
In addition to medical expenses, lost wages from missed time at work, as well as damage sustained to your vehicle, you may be reimbursed for such things as:
What Kind of Evidence Do I Need To Help Strengthen My Case?
The smallest things or minor details that you document can be helpful in winning your case. It is crucial to obtain and gather as much evidence as possible as soon as possible. In addition to police reports, photos, medical notes, and other types of documented evidence, your lawyer may also try to obtain videos or pictures and from nearby traffic cameras and security cameras, as well as statements from witnesses.
The Accident Guys did a fantastic job with my case. I had a quick turn around. I was apprehensive of hiring an attorney, just because I didn’t think it was worth the hassle. I was hit by a semi truck at a busy intersection. They coordinated all my doctor visits and got me in for treatment almost immediately. The entire group was responsive and extremely professional. I dealt mainly with Attorney Nar. He was able to negotiate my claim. I can’t say enough great things about my experience. I am very satisfied with the outcome.
R.W., Bakersfield, CA
Our client was rear ended at a high speed. Moderate damage to his vehicle. We were able to secure the 6 figure policy limits without filing a lawsuit.
Our client was placed at fault on the police report and his prior attorney was not doing anything about it. After he hired our firm, we were able to get the full policy limits on multiple insurance policies without filing a lawsuit.
The client was riding her bike when a car opened the door in front of her. Client sustained a toe injury. We settled her case for $100,000.00 without filing a lawsuit.
Client was bitten by her neighbor's dog and is rushed to the hospital where she gets 25 stitches. We settled her case for $300,000.00 without filing a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident or on the job, you have rights. Call us so we can help protect those rights and get you the compensation you deserve.
No matter where you are in California, we can come to you. Call for a free consultation with an attorney today.
Omid E. Dayan & Eliot M. Houman