5 Reasons Why a Personal Injury Attorney Won’t Take Your Case

It can be difficult to know when you need to hire a personal injury attorney to handle an injury claim. In most cases, consulting with a lawyer is a good idea. An attorney can explain your legal rights and your options for holding a negligent party liable for your injuries, losses, and damages. However, what happens when a lawyer decides not to take your case? Does that mean you do not have a valid legal case? Could the refusal to take your case simply be a matter of personality? If a lawyer states that he will not take your case, you need to know why. The reason could be a matter of personal preference, but it could also be a […] Read more

Can My License be Suspended for an Accident?

An accident has occurred. You were driving and you don’t know what to do next. Maybe you are worried that your license will be suspended because of the nature of the accident. Is it possible for a lawyer or your insurance company to suspend your license, even if the police do not? How should you proceed if your license is suspended? Can you get your license suspended for an accident? The simple fact of getting into a car accident does not mean that your license will be suspended. This is true for both minor and major accidents. However, there are certain circumstances that may occur during or after the crash that could lead to you having your license suspended. The […] Read more

Do I Need a Lawyer If I’ve Been Hurt in a Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycle accidents can be life-threatening. In 2017, over 5,000 motorcyclists were killed in the United States. Even if a motorcycle accident doesn’t lead to a fatality, it can be life-changing. Motorcyclists are less protected than drivers, so injuries from accidents tend to be more severe. Medical bills after an accident can be extremely high. They may even be long-term, where physical therapy or continued care is needed. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be wondering if you can receive compensation to help minimize these costs. Meeting with a trained motorcycle accident attorney can help you sort through the legal process and determine if you have a personal injury claim. A Lawyer Can Help Determine If You […] Read more

5 Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, you may have the right to seek compensation for medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, and other damages. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney to handle your case can make a huge difference in the ultimate success of your case. Turning to a lawyer for help can be the difference between a huge settlement and no recovery, at all. However, not all personal injury lawyers are the same. So, how do you find the best personal injury lawyer for your particular case? Here are 5 important questions to consider asking when you meet a lawyer for a free initial consultation. The answers can guide your decision and help you choose the best attorney for you. How Long […] Read more

What Types of Cases Do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?

When you sustain an injury or suffer harm because of someone else’s behavior, that’s called a tort. You may be entitled to compensation under your state’s tort laws. That’s what personal injury lawyers specialize in – tort law. So, if you get hurt because of someone else’s negligent or wrongful actions, you’ll want to call a personal injury attorney for help. Personal injury law – or tort law – is actually quite broad. A lot of different types of cases can fall under its umbrella. Here are some commonly known and lesser-known types of cases that personal injury attorneys might handle. Motor Vehicle Accidents Almost all personal injury lawyers handle accidents involving injuries stemming from motor vehicle accidents. This includes, […] Read more

Tips For a Busy Mom to Keep Your Kids Safe

No job is more demanding than being a mom. You put everyone else’s needs before your own. At the same time, you try to do everything you can to keep your babies and young children safe. In today’s ever-changing world, you’re probably bombarded with more information than you can handle about how to do that. Where should my child sleep? Which car seat is best for your busy days? How can I find the best person to watch the kids? What can I teach my kids to keep them safe? If you’re busy, juggling another job, and trying to maintain some sense of yourself, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. That’s where we come in. We’ve done the hard work for […] Read more

For decades, John Barton sprayed Roundup weed killer on his farm just outside of Bakersfield. There were days when he’d lug a large, 200-foot hose around his property to apply it. Other times, he’d strap a container full of the pesticide to his back and spray it as he walked. At the end of the day, he’d be soaked in sweat and drenched in the weed killer. He didn’t think twice about it because he was told Roundup was “as safe as table salt” and “safe enough to drink.” Barton was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma shortly after he retired from the farm in 2015. The diagnoses seemed to come out of nowhere. The only explanation Barton could find was his […] Read more

Drunk Driver Could Be Sued For the Wrongful Death of a Bakersfield Man

A recent early-morning Bakersfield car accident has claimed the life of a 22-year-old man and injured at least two others. According to reports, the car crashed into a utility pole near East Coma Loma Drive and Cottonwood Road. Police believe that alcohol may have contributed to the accident, which occurred shortly before 4 AM. The driver, who was injured in the fatal accident, was arrested on suspicion of DUI. The driver’s choice to drink and drive may not only have criminal consequences. The family of the 22-year-old victim may decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent driver. How Will a DUI Conviction Impact the Family’s Wrongful Death Case? Criminal and civil proceedings are separate and distinct. The […] Read more

Bakersfield Invests Millions to Make the City Safer for Pedestrians

Bakersfield was recently named the seventh most dangerous city in the country for pedestrians. According to the report, there were 247 pedestrian deaths in Bakersfield over the last decade. City officials dispute the report, arguing that the study actually uses data for all of Kern County, not just Bakersfield. However, more than 100 pedestrians are injured or killed in traffic accidents in Bakersfield every year. This makes Bakersfield’s roads a threat to pedestrians, regardless of how dangerous it is compared to other cities across the nation. City officials are well aware of its dangerous roads. They recently committed to making Bakersfield a safe place for pedestrians. Fewer Pedestrian Deaths in Bakersfield in Recent Years Bakersfield city officials had a good […] Read more

Top 5 Causes of Bike Accidents in Bakersfield

Many commuters are choosing to ditch their cars in favor of a bicycle. While riding a bike is better for your health and the environment, it can also be dangerous. Dozens of bicyclists are injured and killed in Bakersfield every year. Despite recent efforts to provide safe conditions for bicyclists, fatal accidents continue to happen. Earlier this month, a 32-year-old Bakersfield bicyclist was struck and killed by a truck while crossing through an intersection in Stallion Springs. The impact of the collision was so forceful that the victim was thrown from her bike. She suffered severe injuries, which were likely aggravated because she wasn’t wearing a helmet. She did not survive. The cause of the accident is still unknown. Many […] Read more

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