An unexpected accident can turn your life upside down. Physical injuries can cause severe and debilitating pain. Emotional trauma can prevent you from enjoying your life. Financial costs, between medical bills and lost wages, can become too much to handle. You shouldn’t have to deal with the consequences of the accident on your own. When someone else is to blame, you have the right to hold them accountable for your injuries.
At Citywide Law Group, our Bakersfield personal injury attorneys understand the impact an accident can have on your life. We also know how important a financial recovery can be as you fight to get back on your feet. Since 2005, we’ve helped accident victims like you recover millions in compensation for their injuries.
Contact our law firm today to find out how we can help you get the money you deserve after your accident. No case is too big or too small. As your attorneys, we will be your fiercest advocates. We’ll fight to make sure that you’re fairly compensated for your injuries. Your first consultation is free, so call to get started on your case today. We help people throughout Southern California. Our Bakersfield team is available 24/7 to assist you.
How Our Bakersfield Personal Injury Lawyers Will Help You
When you’re injured in an accident and someone else is to blame, you may have the right to obtain compensation. However, you’re dealing with a painful injury and fighting to get back on your feet. You need to focus your time and energy on getting better. While you can pursue compensation on your own, it’s best to ask for help. Hiring an attorney to handle your case will put you in the best position to get the money you need.
Here’s why you should call a Bakersfield personal injury attorney at Citywide Law Group for help after your accident:
1. You may not know what your personal injury case is worth.
It can be difficult to know exactly how much your personal injury case is worth. This isn’t something that you want to let an insurance company decide. If you decide to handle your case on your own, this is probably what will happen.
The attorneys at Citywide Law Group have established working relationships with some of the best accident experts in California. These experts provide invaluable insight and input as we investigate cases like yours. With their help, we will be able to determine how much your case is worth. This allows us to make sure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries.
2. You may not know who to blame for your injuries.
Accidents aren’t always black and white. Many different factors can contribute to an accident. You could miss out on valuable compensation if you don’t realize that more than one person is to blame for your injuries.
Our attorneys will carefully investigate your case to determine all possible causes. Once we know what caused your accident, we can then identify who may be to blame. We’ll aggressively pursue compensation from anyone who caused you harm. This will allow us to recover every dollar that you deserve.
3. Others will try to blame you for your injuries.
Others involved in your accident will try to blame you for your own injuries. In California, sharing fault can impact your financial recovery. The more fault you share, the less money you’ll be able to get.
The attorneys at Citywide Law Group will fight to protect you from these blame-shifting tactics. We’ll gather the evidence that’s necessary to limit your liability and maximize your financial award.
4. Insurance companies don’t want you to hire an attorney.
Most personal injury claims will involve negotiations with an insurance company. The last thing the insurance company wants is for you to hire an attorney. They know that once an attorney is involved their manipulative tactics won’t work. Instead, they’ll be forced to seriously consider your claim and negotiate a meaningful settlement.
Our attorneys have been dealing with insurance companies in and around Bakersfield for more than 17 years. We know how these companies operate and which tactics they’ll use to try to minimize your payout. We won’t let them take advantage of you. We’ll demand that they take responsibility for your injuries and pay you the money you deserve.
Contact our Bakersfield law office today to schedule a free case assessment and learn more.
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Get the Money You Need After Your Accident
No case is too big or too small for the attorneys at Citywide Law Group. Since 2005, we’ve been dedicated to helping accident victims assert their legal rights and recover the money they need to get back on their feet. If you’ve been injured in a Bakersfield accident, we can do the same for you.
We handle all personal injury matters, including:
- Bed Bugs
- Bicycle Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Lyft Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Slip and fall
- Uber Accidents
- Wrongful Death, and more.
Contact our experienced legal team to learn more about how we can help you after your Bakersfield accident.
Maximizing the Compensation You Deserve
Never underestimate the costs of an accident. Medical bills can add up quickly. Even relatively minor injuries can cost generate tens of thousands of dollars in bills and expenses. If your injury is severe, you may even be faced with a disability that prevents you from going back to work. Losing your income can make things much worse.
Filing a lawsuit or personal injury claim can allow you to recover the money you need during this difficult time. In California, you can typically recover both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are paid to compensate you for the financial costs of your accident. Obtaining an economic award should help to put you back in the financial position you were in before your accident.
Economic damages can include compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Rehabilitation, and
- Nursing care.
You won’t be able to put a price tag on all of your injuries. These personal and intimate injuries are no less devastating than others. Non-economic damages are awarded to compensate for these hard-to-value injuries.
Non-economic damages can include compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Anxiety and depression
- Psychological trauma
- Disfigurement and scarring, and
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
You can make sure that you get the money you deserve by working with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Contact Citywide Law Group for immediate assistance with your injury case.
You Can Still Get Money If You Were Partly Responsible
Do you share some of the blame for your Bakersfield accident? Don’t panic. Sharing fault doesn’t mean that you automatically lose your right to obtain compensation. You can still file a successful insurance claim or lawsuit as long as someone else is also to blame.
However, contributing to your accident will affect your financial recovery. Under California’s comparative negligence laws, your award will be reduced by the degree to which you caused your accident. The more you contributed to your own injuries, the less money you’ll be able to receive.
Here’s an example. You’re rear-ended at an intersection in Bakersfield. Between medical bills and lost income, you suffer $100,000 in damages. It’s determined that you’re 25 percent responsible for the accident because you were texting and failed to pay attention to the road. As a result, your damages will be reduced by 25 percent. You’ll only be able to recover a maximum of $75,000.
Sharing fault doesn’t just impact your financial award. It can also make you liable for others’ injuries and damages. In the example above, you would be financially responsible for 25 percent of the other driver’s damages.
We Don’t Get Paid Until You Do
An accident can put you in a very difficult financial situation. It can be hard enough to keep up with your day-to-day expenses, let alone the costs of your accident. Filing a lawsuit can help you recover the money you really need during this difficult time.
You’re much more likely to recover every dollar you deserve when you hire an attorney to handle your case. However, you may be hesitant to hire a lawyer because you think you can’t afford it.
The cost of an attorney shouldn’t prevent you from getting the legal help you need. At Citywide Law Group, our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. We do not get paid until you do. You don’t have to worry about up-front costs or fees. You pay nothing until we successfully recover money on your behalf.
Want to learn more? Please call our Bakersfield injury lawyers to schedule a free consultation. We’ll review your case and explain our compensation scheme.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Hiring a lawyer will increase the likelihood of getting the money you deserve. Our Bakersfield personal injury lawyers are prepared to help you with any personal injury case you have.
Bakersfield has some of the most congested roads in California. Drivers log more than 4.3 million miles on city roads every day. Unfortunately, there are nearly 2,000 injury-causing and fatal car accidents in Bakersfield every year. Distracted and aggressive driving practices are to blame for the majority of these crashes. As a result, you can suffer serious and life-changing injuries, even if you were driving carefully.
Our Bakersfield car accident attorneys know that a crash can change your life forever. You’re not only struggling with physical injuries. Emotional and financial consequences can be just as devastating. We’re here to help you get the money you deserve. Most car accident cases involve tough negotiations with insurance companies that want to limit the money you get. Our aggressive approach forced insurers to take responsibility for your injuries. Call our office today for help with your car accident case.
Despite efforts to enhance bicycle infrastructure in Bakersfield, the number of bike accidents in the city has increased in recent years. Bicyclists are much more likely than others to sustain severe and fatal injuries in an accident. The costs of these injuries can be too great to handle on your own.
Drivers will be quick to blame you for your own injuries after an accident. Our Bakersfield bicycle accident lawyers can help to protect you from these tactics. We’ll thoroughly investigate your case, determine all possible causes, and gather the evidence we need to obtain the money you deserve. Contact our experienced legal team for help today.
You are five times more likely than other drivers to be injured in an accident if you are riding a motorcycle. Since you have very little to protect yourself in the event of a crash, those injuries can be catastrophic. You may suffer from chronic pain for the rest of your life and find that you can’t go back to work. A single motorcycle crash can change your life in moments.
You need time to recover and get back on your feet after a motorcycle crash. Our Bakersfield motorcycle accident lawyers can help you hold a reckless or negligent driver responsible for your injuries. We’ll handle the complex legal claim while you focus on getting better. Call our office today to learn more.
More dog bites are reported in the state of California than anywhere else in the country. A single bite can leave you struggling with severe and debilitating physical injuries. Many dog bite victims also suffer from extreme psychological trauma. It’s not uncommon to suffer from PTSD and struggle to enjoy your life.
California dog owners are strictly liable for injuries caused by a dog’s bite. However, this won’t stop an owner from trying to blame you for the attack. Our experienced Bakersfield dog bite lawyers will protect you from these baseless claims. We’ll craft a strong case and make sure that the owner is held fully accountable for your injuries. Need help? Call our legal team to request a free case assessment.
Not everyone survives when they’re involved in a Bakersfield accident. Your right to recover compensation doesn’t vanish just because your loved one has passed away. You may still have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the person responsible for their death. Money won’t bring the person you love back, but it can help to make life a little bit easier during this tragic time.
Our attorneys understand that there’s nothing more devastating than losing someone you love. We also know that an unexpected loss can have serious financial consequences for you and your family. We can help you get the money you need and deserve. Call our Bakersfield wrongful death attorneys today to learn more about how we can help you after your loss.
When Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
You need to act quickly if you or someone you love has been involved in a Bakersfield accident. California limits the amount of time you will have to file a personal injury lawsuit. You may lose your right to obtain compensation if you don’t file your claim before the statute of limitations expires.
In most cases, you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim for damages. Depending on the facts of your case, you may have more or less time to file a claim.
The statute of limitations may be extended, or tolled, if:
- The person who caused your accident can’t be found
- You were under the age of 18 when you were injured, or
- There was a reasonable delay in discovering your injury.
You will have less time to file a claim if you believe that the government is responsible for your injuries. If this is the case, you’ll have 6 months to file an administrative claim with the agency you believe is at fault. If the government denies your claim, you’ll have an additional 6 months to submit your claim to a Kern County court.
You can protect your right to obtain compensation by contacting Citywide Law Group immediately after your accident. Our personal injury lawyers are always standing by. We’ll get started on your case as soon as you decide that you want to pursue compensation. Call our office today to learn more.
Call a Bakersfield Personal Injury Lawyer at Citywide Law Group Today
Have you or someone you love been injured in a Bakersfield accident? You may be entitled to compensation. The experienced legal team at Citywide Law Group can help you get every dollar you deserve. Contact our office today for immediate assistance with your personal injury case.
For more than 17 years, our attorneys have been dedicated to helping accident victims in Bakersfield. We’ve successfully recovered millions in compensation for our injured clients. Find out how we can help you get the money you deserve by calling for help today.