Bakersfield Personal Injury Lawyer
People who are in accidents, including car accidents and slip and falls that result from someone else’s negligence, can suffer serious injuries. Agricultural workers and others exposed to paraquat can develop serious complications, including Parkinson’s disease. If you have suffered any of these injuries in Bakersfield, you might recover monetary compensation.
In any Bakersfield personal injury case, you want to have a knowledgeable team of attorneys working for you and advocating on your behalf. If you do not have legal representation on your side throughout your case, the at-fault person’s insurance company might not take your case seriously. They will assume that you do not have the necessary legal skills to handle your case in a courtroom. Insurance companies are never on your side. Therefore, if you are self-represented, they are unlikely to offer you significant compensation in your personal injury case.
The knowledgeable Bakersfield personal injury lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers, however, are on your side and will advocate for you every step of the way. Most personal injury cases settle long before the trial date. Our legal team can represent you during settlement negotiations with the insurance company and will work to get you all of the compensation that you deserve.
If the insurance company refuses to compensate you adequately for your injuries and damages, we could file a lawsuit in your case and take it to trial if necessary. Our legal team will represent you at no cost. We only charge a fee if you recover monetary compensation through a settlement, jury verdict, or arbitration award.
Please give us a call today for a free consultation if you or a person you care about has suffered injuries in an accident. Or, you can simply use the texting feature that’s available on this page. Our legal team will review your case with you and determine if you can pursue financial compensation for your injuries.
Paraquat Lawsuits in Bakersfield
The skilled legal team at Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers represents injured individuals in many personal injury legal matters, including those stemming from defective products.
Product manufacturers must release safe products into the market. Unfortunately, however, that does not always happen. For example, various scientific studies have connected the herbicide paraquat to various medical complications, including Parkinson’s disease. Farmers in Kern County used this herbicide more than anywhere else in 2018.
If you or a person you care about has Parkinson’s disease or another medical complication from exposure to this herbicide, our legal team can pursue monetary compensation for you. First, we can attempt to settle your case with the product manufacturer. If that does not work, you have the option of filing a lawsuit and litigating the case in the state court system.
You might recover monetary compensation if you or your loved one has symptoms of Parkinson’s disease or if a medical provider has formally diagnosed you with the condition.
As part of a lawsuit stemming from paraquat exposure, you might be eligible to recover the costs of your medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, and lost wages. If you cannot work or had to switch careers after developing Parkinson’s disease due to your medical condition and symptoms, you cOULD file a claim for loss of earning capacity. Finally, you can recover compensation for your inconvenience, mental distress, physical pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life stemming from your medical condition.
Our experienced legal team also represents victims of Bakersfield car accidents and other incidents that result from another person’s negligence. The accident victim must demonstrate that the at-fault driver did something wrong, such as speeding, failing to yield the right-of-way under the circumstances, tailgating, failing to use a turn signal, or violating other California laws.
At other times, the at-fault motor vehicle operator might have driven while distracted by using a cellular phone or tablet to send/receive text messages while driving. Finally, the at-fault driver might have driven under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
In addition to demonstrating that the at-fault driver behaved unreasonably under the circumstances, you must also demonstrate that you suffered an injury in the accident. Injuries sustained in Bakersfield car accidents usually depend on the force of the collision and how it moved the accident victim’s body.
Car accident injuries may include soft tissue injuries, broken bones, traumatic head and brain injuries, neck injuries, and back injuries. If a Bakersfield car accident injured you, our experienced and compassionate lawyers could assist you with proving your case and getting you the compensation you deserve for the injuries you suffered. If the at-fault motor vehicle operator’s insurance company will not compensate you adequately, we welcome the opportunity to file a lawsuit in the court system and litigate your case to a favorable conclusion.
What Other Personal Injury Cases Do Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers Handle?
In addition to representing victims of Bakersfield car accidents, our skilled legal team represents victims in other types of personal injury cases. We know the unique legal principles that can apply in any personal injury case, which allows us to represent clients who suffered injuries in a wide range of accidents.
Specifically, we handle the following types of accident cases in Bakersfield:
#1. Uber and Lyft Accidents
Rideshare accidents often present complex insurance issues, as companies like Uber or Lyft have corporate policies that kick in for some – but not all – injuries when their drivers crash. Third-party drivers might also be liable. Our firm can decipher these complicated liability issues and file all the necessary insurance claims in your specific situation.
#2. Wrongful Death Accidents
Hundreds of thousands of people do not survive accidental injuries each year in the United States, leaving families with devastating loss. Spouses, children, and parents not only suffer an emotional loss but also often a financial one. The law gives them the right to seek compensation and justice from the parties who cause a preventable death.
#3. Trucking Accidents
When large commercial trucks crash, they can cause severe damage and injuries. Often, there are intensive investigations following these crashes, and you can expect the trucking companies to have representatives collecting evidence to protect the companies from liability. This means that you want your own legal advocate to participate in this process as soon as possible after the crash.
#4. Product Liability Cases
Many products that we purchase and use can be defective and malfunction, sometimes causing injuries. These can range from vehicles to pharmaceuticals to home appliances such as instant pots and pressure cookers. When manufacturers allow defective or unreasonably dangerous products to enter the market, they need to pay for the harm their products cause.
#5. Slip-and-fall and Other Premises Liability Cases
Property and business owners must keep their premises free from hazards that could injure visitors or customers. When they fail to do so, they might injure people in slip and falls or other accidents. Our firm holds negligent property owners liable for injuries on their premises.
#6. Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
Many types of accidents can result in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), including vehicle accidents and falls. These injuries can have wide-ranging effects, including cognitive and physical impairments that keep victims from working or living their usual lives. We represent clients who face the future with the effects of a TBI.
#7. Dog Bite Cases
You may encounter dogs regularly, whether walking outside, in a park, or simply at a friend’s home. If a dog bites you and causes injuries, California law holds the owner strictly liable for your losses. Even though you do not have to prove the negligence of an owner, insurance companies can make dog bite claims complicated. You want the right legal representation to get the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
#8. Motorcycle Accidents
Riding a motorcycle can feel liberating, but drivers often fail to take proper care around motorcycles, and a collision can lead to multiple severe traumatic injuries. Drivers often blame motorcyclists, but our attorneys are here to stand up for your rights.
#9. Bicycle Accidents
Cyclists have the right to share the road with vehicles, but many drivers fail to respect this right. When a driver hits a cyclist or opens a car door into a bicycle, they can cause life-changing injuries. Even with efforts to make Bakersfield more bike-friendly, accidents still happen, and negligent drivers should be held accountable.
#10. Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
When you or a loved one pays for long-term care in a nursing home, you should expect the facility to protect the health and well-being of residents. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect and abuse is a growing and underreported problem, and many vulnerable residents suffer preventable physical or psychological injuries as a result. Never hesitate to discuss possible abuse or neglect with our trusted legal team.
#11. Institutional Sex Abuse
In recent years, much focus has been on a history of child sex abuse within the Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts of America, and other institutions. Like many states, California recently expanded protections for child sex abuse victims and extended the time to take legal action. We handle these sensitive cases and stand up for the rights of victims.
If you suffered one of these injuries, our legal team can review the matter with you and determine if you can file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. If so, our legal team can initiate your claim with an insurer or court case and seek monetary compensation. We will work hard to recover a fair value for your personal injury case, whether by negotiating with adverse parties and insurers or representing you at trial when needed.
Understanding the Damages Available to You
If your personal injury case is successful, you could be entitled to different types of monetary compensation. An injury settlement is not a single sum of money. Instead, it is a collection of different types of damages combined into a final settlement amount. The full value of your case must take into account all of the types of damages you have suffered.
These damages come in many forms, but they fall into one of two categories of compensation. These categories include economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages return you to the financial position you held immediately prior to your injury. Non-economic damages serve as compensation for the subjective hardships that result from an injury beyond your out-of-pocket losses.
One of the prominent types of economic damages in a personal injury case is medical expenses. The costs related to your medical care can be high, especially if you require ongoing treatment. Our firm could recover damages based on your medical bills.
Pain and Suffering
The pain you are living with as a result of your injury could also result in a monetary award. These damages are often related to your medical expenses. The greater your medical costs, the higher your pain and suffering compensation might be. The extent of your pain is subjective, as no two people experience it the same. However, our firm could make the case that you deserve to be compensated for your physical agony.
When recovering from any injury, your physical condition might make it impossible to immediately return to work. Missing work could directly impact your income, but a civil lawsuit could replace your lost wages.
Damages could also be available based on your mental anguish. Mental anguish is the term used to describe the trauma of reliving a serious injury. This anguish can be strong enough to prevent you from going about your life as you would before the injury. For example, a serious car accident could make it difficult for you to ride in a vehicle again.
What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer From Nadrich & Cohen Cost?
You might be surprised to learn that you have the opportunity to pursue your personal injury case without paying any upfront costs. If our attorneys take your case, we will handle it on a contingency basis. Working on contingency is a best-case scenario for you in a number of ways.
First and foremost, you will never owe us anything if we do not secure compensation on your behalf. We keep a portion of your recovery as our fee instead of charging by the hour. That means if you are not compensated, we don’t get paid.
The second important benefit is that you do not have to carry the risk of pursuing legal action. There is no circumstance where you will walk away from your personal injury case owing our firm a fee without having compensation to show for it.
Speak With an Experienced Bakersfield Personal Injury Lawyer About Your Legal Matter Today
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries and other complications from an accident, you could recover fair compensation through a settlement negotiated by our attorneys.
You want Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers representing you throughout your case. We are intimately familiar with the Kern County court system, and our experience has allowed us to recover over $350 million for our clients since 1990.
We can ensure that all of your related medical expenses get paid, that you recover lost wage compensation, and that you recover damages for your physical pain and suffering, and inconvenience. Best of all, you do not pay anything unless we recover compensation on your behalf through a monetary settlement, jury verdict, or arbitration award.
Please call us today or email us through our contact page to discuss your Bakersfield personal injury lawsuit.