Yunk v. City of Bakersfield

June 9, 2022 | Article by Chain | Cohn | Clark staff

The decedent was riding his bicycle in an alley when a City of Bakersfield employee operating a garbage truck struck him, and then made an unsafe backing maneuver dragging him several feet. As a result of the crush injuries and blunt force trauma, the bicyclist ultimately died. Chain | Cohn | Clark spent nearly 5 years litigating this case by consulting and retaining necessary experts, taking depositions of the driver and numerous City of Bakersfield employees, and successfully arguing motions before the court before reaching a successful resolution of this case.