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An accident is a frightening and overwhelming experience. It is difficult to know what to do in the aftermath of a traumatic accident. Most victims are simply trying to heal and make sure that their bills are paid during their recovery. You shouldn’t have to deal with insurance claims and legal paperwork at a time like this. Contact Arash Law – your local Bakersfield personal injury lawyers. We handle all types of personal injury claims, such as car accidents, dog bites and animal attacks, slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, and wrongful death cases.

You might be wondering, “how do I find a car accident lawyer near me?”. The best accident lawyers in Bakersfield are right here at Arash Law. Schedule your free consultation by calling (888) 488-1391. We fight hard to protect the rights of accident victims. 

 



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There are many types of accidents that can lead to personal injury. Here in Bakersfield, auto accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injuries. This includes car accidents, bus accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, Uber and Lyft accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and other accidents involving any type of vehicle. A car accident attorney can help you file a claim for injuries sustained in any of these accidents. Here are some of the most common traffic violations that lead to accidents:

Drunk Driving in Bakersfield

California law prohibits driving when you are impaired by alcohol, recreational drugs, prescription medications, other intoxicants, or any combination of these substances. Even if your blood alcohol is below .08, you can still be found legally responsible (“liable”) for causing a car accident. Impaired drivers must pay for property damage and bodily injuries they cause - regardless of whether they are prosecuted in the criminal courts. Car accident attorneys help protect this legal right by filing insurance claims and lawsuits on behalf of injury victims.

Here in Kern County, drunk driving is a pervasive problem. 23ABC News reports that Bakersfield ranked 22nd on a list of America’s 25 cities with the highest rate of drunk driving. Kern County experienced about five drunk driving incidents per 100,000 residents. And according to Bakersfield Now, 2018 saw the highest number of drunk driving arrests in Kern County since 2012. This suggests that the problem of drunk driving here in Bakersfield has been getting worse in recent years.

Law enforcement agencies continue to work hard to enforce DUI laws in our town. A supervising deputy district attorney also told Bakersfield Now that his office is attempting to raise community awareness of the problem. These efforts are an important step toward providing consequences for drunk drivers in the criminal court. But it is also important to provide these consequences in the civil court. The financial penalties of a jury award or settlement almost always result in increased insurance premiums for the drunk driver.

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Distracted Driving in Bakersfield

Distracted driving has become one of the largest public safety problems in America. Smartphones and mobile devices are everywhere and readily accessible to drivers. Not only that, but new vehicles are becoming equipped with more and more programs to distract drivers. Bluetooth calling features, navigation programs, in-vehicle entertainment systems, and many other distractors are built right into almost every new vehicle. The temptation to take your eyes off the road has never been higher for Bakersfield drivers. Worse still, texting and driving are just as deadly as drunk driving.

Like drunk driving, distracted driving is a serious public safety threat that must be deterred. Personal injury victims must hold distracted drivers accountable for their actions. It can be more difficult to prosecute a distracted driver than a drunk driver, and for this reason, distracted drivers do not always face criminal charges. This makes it even more important for injury victims to hold these drivers accountable in the civil court. The law entitles injury victims to full and fair compensation for all the economic and non-economic losses they have sustained.

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Federal Trucking Regulations

A truck accident lawyer has special knowledge of how truck accidents cause injuries. Semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles cause some of the worst Bakersfield auto accidents. This is because the added weight and size of the truck generates more momentum, which creates greater force in a collision. Greater force means more serious injuries. And unfortunately, when a large truck collides with a smaller passenger vehicle, the smaller vehicle takes more force from the collision.

Because truck accidents can be so deadly, there are federal laws that impose safety rules on truck drivers who cross state lines. Truck accident lawyers keep current with these regulations because they can be important evidence in a personal injury case. These laws restrict the number of consecutive hours a truck driver may work. They also mandate rest periods so that a truck driver's reflexes will not be impaired by overwork or exhaustion.

Unfortunately, not all trucking companies are complying with the new law. Truckinginfo reports that one out of every eight trucking fleets is still not compliant with the ELD mandate. Hopefully, the Federal Motor Carrier Administration will fine these companies, so they have an incentive to comply with this life-saving safety regulation. Truck accident lawyers can use evidence of violations to establish a truck driver's negligence.

Personal injury cases become more or less complicated, depending on the injuries that were suffered. In the case of a truck accident, the injuries can be very severe and complicated, and this complicates the legal case as well. It is important for truck accident victims to be represented by an experienced Bakersfield truck accident lawyer who knows how to handle these complicated cases.

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New California Earbud Laws

Section 27400 of the California Vehicle Code now restricts the use of earbuds while driving. This law has long applied to headphones and other external listening devices. Now, it also specifically applied to earbuds that are worn inside the ear canal. The law now prohibits the use of both earbuds while operating a motor vehicle or riding a bicycle. Note that one earbud may be used, but both ears cannot be covered while biking or driving. This restriction applies to all motor vehicles: cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, and other powered vehicles.

So how does this new law affect personal injury victims? California law allows for liability to be apportioned among everyone involved in an accident. An injury victim can only be compensated from other defendants to the extent that they were at fault. Imagine a bicyclist is struck by a car, which she didn’t hear approaching because she had both earbuds in. A jury would likely find the bicyclist to be partly at fault for the accident. If the bicyclist is found fifty percent at fault and the driver is fifty percent at fault, the bicyclist will only be compensated for half of her medical bills, lost wages, and other financial losses. These numbers can be a significant loss to an injury victim. This is why it is so crucial for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycle riders, drivers, and all other road users to be sure they follow all traffic laws.

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Other Types of Bakersfield Accidents That Can Cause Personal Injuries

Auto accidents are not the only way a victim can suffer personal injuries. There are many other types of accidents that can occur as a result of negligence. At Arash Law, we hire the best personal injury lawyers in Bakersfield, and they are experienced in handling many different types of personal injury cases. Here are just a few of the many types of accidents that can result in a personal injury claim:

Bakersfield Construction Accidents

Construction zones are highly dangerous places. Because this is a known danger, construction companies have a strong legal duty of care. They must ensure that construction zones are made as safe as possible. They must ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local safety regulations that apply to the worksite. They must place signs and warning to keep the public out of harm’s way. Construction companies that fail to do so can be found negligent.

Bakersfield Workplace Accidents

Construction sites are not the only workplaces that experience accidents. All employers owe a duty of care to their employees. This means that the employer must take reasonable steps to keep the workplace reasonably safe for those who work there. Some workplaces are more dangerous than others. Warehouses, mines, chemical labs, and sites with heavy machinery all pose an increased risk of harm to employees. Employers who operate such facilities must take reasonable precautions to protect employees from these known dangers.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, daycare, and other care facilities are all operated for a profit on the express promise of caring for your loved ones. Because of this, the law imposes a heightened duty of care of these facilities. There are strict standards for what is "reasonable" when a business is being paid to protect your loved ones.

Like bad driving behaviors, negligence in care facilities must be deterred in the civil courts. Without costly settlements, harsh jury verdicts, and bad publicity, care facilities have the incentive to continue cutting corners. It is important to hold these facilities accountable for providing good, safe care to the vulnerable people in their charge. Here are just some of the ways in which a care facility could be found liable:

  • ✓ Negligent hiring practices
  • ✓ Failure to properly supervise employees to detect and prevent abuse
  • ✓ Failure to provide adequate medical care
  • ✓ Failure to meet nutritional needs
  • ✓ Failure to provide a clean living space
  • ✓ Failure to attend to basic hygiene (such as bathing and brushing teeth)
  • ✓ Failure to treat wounds properly (bedsores, infected surgical wounds, unhygienic breathing tubes, etc.)

A devastating nursing home abuse case out of Arizona recently made international headlines. A nonverbal patient was raped and impregnated by a staff member. The situation was made worse by the fact that the staff did not realize the patient was pregnant until she actually gave birth. A male nurse at the facility has been arrested and charged with rape, but many question whether the facility did enough to protect this vulnerable patient. Her family has already filed a Notice of Claim.

This was a particularly dramatic case of nursing home abuse. That does not, however, mean that nursing home abuse and neglect are uncommon. There are many care facilities right here in Bakersfield. These facilities care for some of our most vulnerable neighbors: children, the elderly, the infirm, and those who cannot care for themselves. It is important to hold these facilities to a high standard of care when it concerns those who need the most protection.

Wrongful Death Cases

In many ways, a wrongful death case is similar to other personal injury cases. It involves the negligence of a person or company that is responsible for injuring the victim. In this case, however, the injuries were serious enough to cause death. This can raise more complicated medical questions and other legal issues. If you have suffered the wrongful death of a family member, it is important to be sure your family’s legal rights are being protected by an experienced Bakersfield wrongful death attorney.


Here are just some of the types of cases that can result in a wrongful death claim:

  • ✓ Car, truck, or bus accidents
  • ✓ Train and airplane accidents
  • ✓ Drunk drivers and distracted drivers
  • ✓ Motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents
  • ✓ Workplace accidents
  • ✓ Construction accidents
  • ✓ Nursing home abuse or neglect
  • ✓ Daycare abuse or neglect
  • ✓ Dog bites and animal attacks

A wrongful death presents a complicated legal situation in which the victim is no longer able to bring his or her own claim to court. In olden times, this actually meant that the negligent defendant did not have to pay for the losses he or she caused. Luckily, modern state legislatures have realized how unfair that situation is, and enacted statutes that allow a personal injury claim to survive a victim's death.

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Common Injuries Sustained in Accidents

A good personal injury lawyer will understand the types of injuries you sustained in your accident. Certain accidents are more likely to produce certain types of injuries. A bicycle or motorcycle rider, for example, is likely to have serious musculoskeletal injuries, and possibly internal organ damage at the site of impact. This is because bicyclists and motorcycles have very little protection from the impact. Unlike vehicle occupants, they are not shielded from the force of the collision by airbags or seat belts.

There are many other types of personal injuries that can also be sustained as the result of an accident caused by negligence. Some of the most common include:

  • ✓ Broken bones
  • ✓ Burns
  • ✓ Drunk drivers and distracted drivers
  • ✓ Motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents
  • ✓ Workplace accidents
  • ✓ Construction accidents
  • ✓ Nursing home abuse or neglect
  • ✓ Daycare abuse or neglect
  • ✓ Dog bites and animal attacks
 

Serious injuries often lead to long-term conditions that may plague a victim for the rest of his or her life. For example: imagine a worker in a chemical factory is accidentally exposed to a toxic vapor. The toxins leave his body within a day or two, and there are no lasting effects from the chemical. But the inhalation causes permanent damage to his lungs.

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There are many, many different ways a person can sustain a personal injury as the result of another person’s negligence. When this happens, you should be allowed to focus on your recovery – not dealing with the other person’s insurance company. By hiring an experienced Bakersfield personal injury attorney as soon as possible, you can relieve the stress of dealing with insurance claims and paperwork. More importantly, you will know that your legal right to compensation will be aggressively defended. Call Arash Law today at (888) 488-1391 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

Arash Law is your local Bakersfield personal injury law firm. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are aggressive, and they know what it takes to win. They negotiate hard with the insurance company. If no fair settlement offer is made, they will take your case to trial, so you can present your case to a jury. Don’t deal with a personal injury on your own. Let Arash Law protect you and your family at every step of the way.

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When you retain Arash Law, our Bakersfield car accident lawyers will personally handle your case from start to finish. You'll never be passed off to an associate or lesser-qualified paralegal. When you need us, we're here. We're very responsive to our clients and can be reached 24 hours a day, every day of year. We'll come to you, regardless of where in Bakersfield or California you are!

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You might be overwhelmed at the idea of hiring a lawyer. After all, TV shows show lawyers dressing nicely and driving expensive cars. Their hourly rates are said to be $500 or $1000 per hour – even higher here in Bakersfield. Luckily, this is not how personal injury lawyers are paid. At Arash Law, our experienced personal injury attorneys work on contingency. This means that we do not get paid unless you get a settlement or an award at trial. When you hire us, you agree to pay us a percentage of your settlement or jury award. Our fee comes out of this award. If you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid. This shows how much we believe in our clients and their rights to compensation.

Arash Law: Your Local Bakersfield Personal Injury Lawyers

The best personal injury attorneys in Los Angeles are right here at Arash Law. We are experienced in personal injury claims and know how to fight hard for the compensation you deserve. Whether you have been in an auto accident, slip and fall accident, sustained an animal bite, or suffered the pain of a loved one’s wrongful death, our attorneys can defend your legal rights. Call (888) 488-1391 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers in Los Angeles. The law entitles you to full and fair compensation from a negligent party for all the losses you have sustained as the result of any type of personal injury.

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