Practice Areas Bakersfield Car Accident Lawyers
A serious car accident can derail your life. Our team in Bakersfield knows how complicated things can become both mentally and physically after an auto accident.
And we also know how insurance companies work. It is often the case that the at-fault driver’s insurance refuses to pay claims. Our Bakersfield attorneys at Chain | Cohn | Clark have the skillset and experience to help you seek full and fair compensation.
Catastrophic injuries from a car accident often result in large settlements. When both parties act in good faith, and in an honest manner, this type of result happens easily. But unfortunately, in most cases, the at-fault party’s insurance company does not serve the injured party in an appropriate manner.
Our team knows how to represent all types of car accident cases in and around Bakersfield. Our years of experience with these kinds of cases put us far ahead of the curve when it comes to crash accidents. We can guide you through each step of the process to ensure a final settlement that best serves you and your loved ones.
Every decision you make after an accident in the state of California can make or break the course of your case. Unless your injuries prohibit it, call 911 immediately.
Here are several other actions you should take directly after an accident, provided your injuries allow:
As soon as you contact us, our Bakersfield attorneys will be with you every step of the way.
Major types of car accidents include DUIs, reckless driving, and driving while tired.
The statistics for drunk driving accidents in the United States are unsettling. Every day, almost 30 people die in alcohol-related crashes—or one person every 52 minutes. In 2019, almost a quarter of young drivers ages 15 to 20 who died in car crashes had a blood alcohol level of .01 g/dL or higher.
Despite the fact that drunk driving is known to be deadly, intoxicated drivers get behind the wheel every single day. California is an at-fault state, meaning you can pursue damages against a drunk driver to the fullest extent.
One of the top forms of distracted driving is texting or talking on a cellphone while operating a vehicle. In California, the use of cellphones behind the wheel is banned. Listed below are other forms of distracted driving:
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2018, over 2,800 people in the U.S. were killed and almost 400,000 people were injured in auto accidents involving a distracted driver.
Driving recklessly in California is deemed a misdemeanor. California state law defines reckless driving as when “a person who drives a vehicle upon a highway in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.”
You can receive up to 90 days in jail or a fine of up to $1,000 for reckless driving. Here are three main examples of reckless driving:
Numbers from the NHTSA estimate that, in 2017, over 90,000 police-reported crashes involved a drowsy driver, leading to almost 50,000 injuries and 800 deaths.
This kind of driving typically occurs during long road trips when people aren’t getting enough sleep. In Bakersfield, we can take charge of your case and uncover all of the necessary details to help you earn full and fair compensation.
Car accidents can cause both physical and psychological injuries, some of which don’t always appear immediately. After an accident, your adrenaline will be pumping and you may not realize something is wrong. Serious complications can take months to make their way into the forefront of your life, which is why we recommend you always have a full medical exam after any serious car accident.
Car accidents exert great force upon the human body. Here are some of the ways a person can be physically injured following an auto accident:
We have seen our clients’ mental and emotional health deteriorate in various ways following a Bakersfield car accident. If properly evaluated by a medical professional, you could be eligible for financial compensation for the following reasons:
It can be difficult to talk about emotional problems, but you shouldn’t be embarrassed about talking to a mental health professional. Especially as it may help you secure compensation that can cover your medical bills.
Car accidents can have a huge impact on your life. That’s why you need a personal injury lawyer that will have your back and work on your behalf throughout the entire process.
Insurance companies will work hard to give you the lowest possible settlement, but we know how to fight for the justice you deserve. We know all about insurance companies’ faulty, aggressive tactics. And, even better, we know how to counter them.
Chain | Cohn | Clark is the top Bakersfield car accident law firm. It is our mission to serve our clients, and to help them win their cases.
You or a loved one may have been paralyzed from a car accident. Or maybe the insurance company is taking forever to resolve your case. Whatever the scenario may be, our Bakersfield team are experts in the field and will help you successfully navigate the process—even if that means taking your case all the way to court.
As car accident lawyers, we look out for our clients’ best interests. Far too often, people place their trust in the insurance companies. It’s our job to stand up against them and level the playing field. In Bakersfield, we handle every single aspect of your claim, even if that means going to trial.
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Being injured in an accident can leave you feeling powerless and unsure of how to move on with your life. Having a thorough grasp of your legal options can help ease this burden.
So if you were recently injured in an accident that was not your fault, look no further than Chain | Cohn | Clark for an experienced and knowledgeable Kern County injury lawyer who can assist you.
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