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Bakersfield Car Accident Attorney

Help for Victims of Auto Accidents in Bakersfield, California

Have you been injured in a car accident? We at Pacific Attorney Group represent car accident victims and families of victims in filing personal injury and wrongful death claims against drunk drivers, irresponsible motorists and other parties responsible for causing these accidents. Our attorneys understand that dealing with the aftermath of any auto accident may be extremely difficult. You may not only be physically injured, but you may be facing stress and emotional trauma associated with the accident itself and the financial burden of medical bills, damage to your vehicle, and missed work. That is why we are committed to offering the legal support and guidance you need in order to seek maximum financial compensation for your car accident injuries.

Causes of Car Accidents
Because California is a "fault" state when it comes to car accident insurance claims, it will be important to prove what caused your collision. In determining and then proving the cause of your Bakersfield car accident, you will be able to seek financial compensation from the responsible party (usually through their insurance provider). Driver negligence is one of the leading causes of accidents nationwide. Negligence may take on many forms, such as speeding, drunk driving, violating a traffic law or driving while distracted. In any of these scenarios, the driver will have a decreased awareness or decreased ability to properly operate the vehicle, increasing the likelihood of a collision. Although less common, some other potential causes of accidents include defective automobile parts, dangerous or poorly maintained roadways and heavy weather. An attorney at our firm can assist you with any of these types of claims. Click here to read more about the causes of car accidents.

By calling our firm at 800-358-9617 or filling out a case evaluation online, you can receive a free and confidential consultation with a Bakersfield car accident lawyer dedicated to helping you.

After a Car Accident

There are particular actions you can take immediately following a Bakersfield car accident in order to positively impact your insurance claim and the outcome of any personal injury suit related to the accident (although these may vary if you are seriously injured and require immediate hospitalization):

  • Remain at the scene.
  • Call 911 to report the accident.
  • Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver.
  • If possible, get the contact information of any witnesses.
  • If possible, take pictures of the scene, damage to your vehicle, injuries you sustained, and anything else you believe may be important.
  • Seek medical attention as soon as you can. Even if you feel you are not seriously injured, you may have sustained a neck or back injury that may not present itself immediately.
  • Contact your insurance company to report the accident.
  • Contact a Bakersfield car accident attorney.

Working with a Bakersfield Car Accident Lawyer

Though you are not required by law to work with a lawyer on your car accident insurance claim, you may find that you will have a greatly increased chance of recovering the full value of your claim if you have a professional at your side. A lawyer can protect your rights and help keep the insurance company in line, assisting you in avoiding becoming the victim of insurance bad faith. If needed, a lawyer can also take your car accident claim to civil court to be resolved.

For help with your claim, contact a Bakersfield car accident lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group today.