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California City Personal Injury Lawyers

Chain | Cohn | Clark has been a leading law firm for personal injury and workers’ compensation cases for 85 years. We have served clients throughout Kern County, the state of California, and across the San Joaquin Valley. We focus on protecting the rights of individuals who have been severely injured by another party’s negligent, reckless, or intentional actions.

It is your right to hold anyone accountable who has caused you injury, regardless of their financial status or place in society. Our reputation and resources ensure that we can offer you the greatest possible chance at overcoming even the most difficult challenges. We work tirelessly to achieve the greatest possible results for each and every one of our clients.

Our California City Attorneys Fight for Your Success

Here at Chain | Cohn | Clark, we never pretend to be something we’re not. We are a local law firm that doesn’t jump through hoops to hide its true identity. We provide personal care to all of our clients, meaning we give them the personal attention we would hope our own family and friends would receive.

When you come in for a consultation, you will meet directly with the lawyer who will be handling your case. Your attorney will be with you every step of the way until the case is completed and our work is never handed down to assistants. To top it all off, you get to speak to an actual lawyer when you first call our offices. The bottom line is that we will always give you the attention you need.

Why File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in California City, CA? 

You may be tempted to consider working out your personal injury case directly with the insurance company yourself. In cases like these, you will often record your account of what happened on the phone for the insurance company to review. But in most cases, there is so much more information that could be gathered to more fully support your case.

At Chain | Cohn | Clark, we know how to gather that information, establish legal standing, determine who the different liable parties may be, and help you accomplish all of this within the required timeframe.

Ultimately, the problem with insurance companies is that they will typically try to find find a way to cheat you out of what is rightly your full and fair compensation. We will always stand by your side and help you achieve the best possible outcome. You deserve nothing less.

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth in Kern County?

It’s important for you to know what your case will achieve based on the amount of time we put into it. Every case is unique, but your case’s value will be determined by the type of accident, the severity of your injuries, your insurance coverage, and other factors. The various damages you may receive will also be based on your:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning ability
  • Loss of consortium (also known as companionship)
  • Resulted pain and suffering

It can sometimes be difficult to predict a final financial outcome based on all of these factors, but our skilled attorneys will use their past experience to offer an estimate.

Types of Compensation for Personal Injury Cases

Lost Wages

If you were injured badly enough, you likely had to miss work for a certain period of time. It could be as simple as using up your sick days or, after a more serious accident, you may have been hospitalized for an extended period of time. And in some cases, you might have been injured so badly that returning to work is now completely out of the question. Whatever the scenario, you are likely entitled to all wages lost for any of the above reasons.

Medical Bills

Medical care is often necessary following personal injury accidents. This type of care includes tests, treatments, overnight stays, and outpatient care. Medical care in the United States can cost thousands, and sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars. The defendant’s damages should cover all expenses within this category.

Emotional Distress 

An accident victim’s mental health is often affected just as much as their physical health. It’s quite common for the injured party to suffer from anxiety, depression, and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The best way to assess emotional damages is to seek a review by a mental health professional. They can easily diagnose various psychiatric disorders, and also help relieve the symptoms at hand.

Loss of Consortium

Also known as loss of companionship. It applies if you or a loved one were injured or killed in an accident, and can no longer carry on the full extent of your relationship. These relationships are usually between spouses or partners.

Punitive Damages

These types of damages are awarded to defendants whose actions were overtly offensive. They are intended to protect both the defendant and future parties from receiving the same treatment from other individuals or corporations.

In order for the plaintiff to receive punitive damages, the defendant’s actions must be deemed intentional or willful, for example, drunk driving.

Types of Personal Injury Cases 

Vehicular Accidents

Vehicular accidents—including cars, trucks, motorcycles, and boats—are some of the most common accidents in the United States. Most often, this type of accident occurs when a motorist is behaving negligently.

These days, it is often found that the negligent driver was using their cell phone behind the wheel to place a call or send a text message. But whatever the cause, any damage from a crash, whether immediate or prolonged, can last a lifetime.

In addition to receiving compensation for medical bills after a vehicular accident, you may also be compensated for future expenses, which could include rehabilitation. All types of compensation may apply, including lost wages, emotional distress, loss of consortium, and even punitive damages.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death is an incredibly unfortunate situation for everyone involved. These tragic accidents can result in several different types of compensation, including medical bills, compensation for survivors of the accident, funeral costs, loss of household income, and pain and suffering.

Brain/Spinal Injuries 

These are some of the most difficult types of injuries accident victims and their families suffer from. They often result in permanent physical and/or psychological damage, including paralysis and cognitive impairment.

All individuals who are immediately or tangentially affected by brain and spinal injuries may be eligible for compensation. Evidence such as medical records, photos, and videos will help detail the extent of the hardship.

Burn Injuries

These types of injuries can happen anytime in a factory lacking safety precautions or an apartment building with a landlord who isn’t keeping the building up to code. You can hold a negligent party responsible for your burn injuries whether they get better over time or negatively affect you for a lifetime.

Burns often result in incredibly high medical bills and ongoing treatment. It’s very likely that this treatment will also cause you to miss work. There’s no reason to suffer when you can seek our help.

Animal Bites

Dog bites and attacks are often far more severe than they initially appear to be. Should someone’s pet attack you, you can not only file a lawsuit against them, but also against their homeowner’s insurance. Dog bites can result in all of the usual types of compensation, including medical bills, lost wages, and emotional distress.

The rules determining who is liable in this type of case vary by location. Most often, the owner will be held responsible whether they realized their dog was dangerous or not. Some jurisdictions will factor in whether or not the animal was provoked before it attacked.

Contact an Experienced California City Injury Lawyer

Here at Chain | Cohn | Clark, we fight hard to ensure you receive the compensation you and your loved ones deserve. Below is a list of just some of the ways we will fight for your justice by working to prove the other party’s negligence:

  • Observe, understand, and record the extent of your injuries
  • Gain a deep understanding of the details and scene of the accident
  • Speak with witnesses
  • Collect all necessary documentation
  • Review any available photos and videos
  • Use our extensive experience—and, in many cases, the experience of trusted expert witnesses—to create the strongest possible case

All of this work on your behalf helps us take on the defendant’s attorneys as we seek to get you the full and fair compensation you deserve.

Personal injury cases often end in a settlement, but our attorneys are trained to go up against even the largest of corporations in a court of law. We know how to push the defense all the way—far past their original lowball offer.

Our California City, CA personal injury lawyers at Chain | Cohn | Clark are here to help you. Contact us at 661.616.9829 or fill out our online contact form for a free consultation today!

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