While Bakersfield has a lot to offer for residents and visitors alike, one thing that people don't come to Bakersfield for is to suffer an injury as the result of someone else's negligence. Unfortunately, hundreds of people are injured each year due to negligence. In many circumstances, the person can seek compensation from a liability insurance policy held by the at-fault party for the monetary expenses and psychological impacts they incurred due to the injury.
Undergoing a legal process is no simple task. In order to have a successful personal injury claim, the claimant must be able to use evidence and witness testimony to prove liability and to justify the value of their claim. While many people attempt this process on their own to save themselves the expense of hiring a personal injury lawyer, they're often quickly overwhelmed by the demands that such a claim makes on their time and emotions. An experienced Bakersfield personal injury lawyer from Kash Legal can provide assistance with the process, using our legal team to do the legwork of your case while you focus on recovering from your injury.REQUEST A FREE CONSULTATION
Which Types of Accidents Result in a Personal Injury Claim?
The most common cause of accidents is human error. This is true regardless of the type of accident that resulted in injury. Kash Legal has experience in handling personal injury claims involving the following types of accidents:
- Traffic accidents, including those involving cars, buses, rideshares, commercial trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, scooters, or pedestrians
- Construction accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents, and other premises liability matters, including swimming pool accidents, elevator and escalator accidents, fires or flooding, dog bite injuries, and negligent security
- Dangerous or defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Catastrophic injury claims, which involve permanent injuries that will impair the sufferer’s ability to earn an income, such as traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death claims, which involve a family member of an individual who has been killed in a Bakersfield negligence-caused accident seeking compensation for the expenses and impacts of their loss.
There are many other types of accidents that can result in personal injury. If the accident that caused your injury isn’t listed here, the Kash Legal team can still likely help you with your claim.
What Is The Personal Injury Claims Process In Bakersfield?
Most personal injury claims in Bakersfield begin with a claim filed against an applicable liability insurance policy held by the at-fault party. For example, a car accident claim would usually be filed against an at-fault party’s auto liability policy, while a dog bite claim would generally be filed against the homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy held by the dog’s owner.
Insurance Adjusters and Settlements
Upon receiving your claim, the insurance provider will assign a claims adjuster to analyze the claim and determine what compensation is owed to you. It is important to remember that the claims adjuster works for the insurance company and their purpose is not about ensuring that you have the compensation you need after an injury. Their purpose is to save the insurance company money by finding reasons to deny or reduce the value to the claim. After analyzing your claim, the claims adjuster can either opt to pay the claim in full, deny the claim or make an offer to settle the claim out of court for less than its established value.
If the adjuster chooses to offer a settlement, don’t be surprised if the offer is far below the value of your claim. Your attorney can negotiate with the adjuster in order to get them to increase their offer. However, if the adjuster refuses to pay the claim or make an offer that you agree to accept, your claim can be filed as a personal injury lawsuit in civil court and a judge or jury will make decisions concerning liability and compensation.
The California Statute of Limitations
In California, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally two years from the date on which the accident occurred. What this means is that your claim must be filed in court by this date in order for you to have the right to use the court system when seeking compensation for your injury. This is an extremely important deadline, as most insurers will not settle a claim if the statute of limitations expires. One of the many services a Bakersfield personal injury lawyer will provide for you is management of the timeline of your case in order to protect your right to file a lawsuit.
In California, common carriers are businesses or entities responsible for transporting people or goods. They perform many needed public services that help the public get around and receive necessities. However, because of their great responsibility, anyone who falls under the common carrier umbrella is held to a higher standard of care. When your personal injury accident results from a common carrier’s negligence, you likely won’t just be filing a claim against the driver’s insurance. A common carrier claim will likely mean facing up against corporations and municipalities. It will be critical to have a strong representation in Bakersfield that will even the playing field and ensure you’re not taken advantage of by large businesses or governmental entities.
Speak With a Bakersfield Personal Injury Lawyer From Kash Legal About Your Claim
If you’ve suffered an injury in Bakersfield as a result of someone else’s carelessness or recklessness, the team at Kash Legal understands that the stress of being injured and the mounting expenses can be overwhelming. The last thing you need to worry about is navigating California’s personal injury claims process alone. With Kash Legal on your side, you don’t have to.
Let our experienced Bakersfield personal injury lawyers evaluate your claim for free and provide answers to the legal questions you have about your case. We can also provide more details on the personal injury claims process and the type of services we are able to provide to assist you with your claim. Contact us by calling (888) 527-4128 or by filling out our contact form.
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