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Bakersfield Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers

In our day to day lives, we usually do our best to avoid injuring other people. In fact, we are actually required by law to exercise reasonable care in certain areas of our lives. For instance, all motorists in California must comply with traffic laws and behave reasonably at all times while on the road. While many people are careful to abide by these rules and take precautionary measures when driving, accidents still can and do occur. Some of these accidents can leave victims suffering from serious, and even deadly injuries that can take a significant physical, financial, and emotional toll on not only victims but also their family members.

Fortunately, accident victims who were injured as a result of someone else’s negligent or reckless conduct can recover damages from the at-fault party by filing a personal injury suit against them in court, so if you or a loved one were injured in an accident, you should consider speaking with an experienced legal team of Bakersfield personal injury lawyers here at Chain | Cohn | Clark. We can help you seek compensation for your losses.

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Car Accidents in Bakersfield CA

Car accidents in Bakersfield are one of the primary causes of serious injury in the U.S. In fact, the California Highway Patrol reported that around 254,561 people were injured in collisions, 3,435 of whom tragically lost their lives, in 2015 alone. There are a variety of different types of car accidents, a few of which are notorious for causing serious injuries, including:

  • Head-on collisions, in which two vehicles collided head-on while traveling in opposite directions;
  • Side-impact, or t-bone crashes, which often occur in intersections and involve one car colliding with the side of another vehicle;
  • Rollover and roof crush accidents, which are especially common amongst top-heavy SUVs, and can result in an injured party being trapped in a vehicle while awaiting help;
  • Rear-end collisions, which can cause serious neck and back injuries, even when they occur at low speeds;
  • Sideswipes, which occur when the side of one vehicle scrapes along the side of another car; and
  • Underride crashes, which occur when a smaller vehicle rear ends a much larger commercial truck, or big rig, and slides beneath it, shearing off the roof of the car.

Regardless of the type of car accident in Kern County, these kinds of collisions can almost always be linked to at least one person’s negligence, such as:

  • Driving while intoxicated;
  • Failing to obey traffic laws;
  • Manufacturing a defective vehicle;
  • Making negligent vehicle repairs;
  • Driving while distracted;
  • Failing to properly maintain a vehicle;
  • Driving aggressively; and
  • Falling asleep at the wheel.

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