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.
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.
In 2014, we helped secure $8.8 million for our client in a case titled Rios v. West Coast Casing LLC. The defendant, in this case, was the other driver in the accident. He found his way off the roadway, onto the sidewalk, and struck our defendant, a jogging pedestrian. This is just one example of how we have protected our client and their family following a tragic accident.
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.
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:
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 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.
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—or loss of companionship—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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mistakes made by a medical professional during childbirth can result in cerebral palsy, paralysis, and/or brain damage for a newborn child. This is both tragic for the baby and its parents. You can seek compensation for both the stress and medical bills that result from such errors.
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:
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 Mojave, 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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