J&Y Law Firm – Bakersfield Injury Attorneys
4900 California Avenue Tower B, 2nd Floor, Suite 112
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Believe it or not, the population density of Bakersfield, California is 910 percent higher than the population of the state itself! The ninth largest city in California, Bakersfield is located on the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley, an area rich in petroleum. Known for a number of scenic and entertaining attractions, Bakersfield is home to many parks (including one in which peacocks roam free), farms where you can pick your own delicious citrus fruit, and natural history and art museums, including one famous for its fabulous food and excellent live Country and Western music.
As a popular tourist town, Bakersfield is, unfortunately, plagued by the high accident rate other heavily populated areas endure. If you have suffered an injury due to the negligence of another in or around the Bakersfield area, once your acute medical needs have been addressed, you should contact a well-regarded personal injury attorney. Our lawyers at J&Y, a well-known law practice with an office in Bakersfield, will fight vigorously to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. We always work on a contingency basis, meaning that you will not owe us any money unless we win a settlement or courtroom verdict.
Common Types of Injuries in Bakersfield
J&Y is a full-service personal attorney firm. We deal with all types of personal injuries that result from the negligence of others. Such accidents include:
- Vehicular accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Construction accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Child abuse and neglect
- Dog bites
- Sexual assaults
- Wrongful Death
If someone else is responsible for your accident, for example, if you slip and fall due to a poorly maintained slippery surface, J&Y will be able to assist you in receiving compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, long-term disability, and pain and suffering.
Slip and Fall Accidents in Bakersfield
The older woman in the commercial crying out pitifully, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” reminds us all that slip and falls are extremely common, not only in one’s own home, but at the workplace, while shopping, at construction sites, sports arenas, shopping malls, office buildings, and playgrounds. In many cases, such accidents result from clumsy or impulsive motions, but many others are caused by the negligence of others. When someone else is responsible for your fall, whether through malice or carelessness, you are entitled to recompense.
While no slip and fall accident is expected, particular conditions contribute to their occurrence. If the responsible party, whether a homeowner, employer, maintenance service, or government agency, has allowed dangerous snow or ice to accumulate or has left wet, slippery floors or broken steps unmarked and accessible, that party can be sued for premises liability.
The Need for a Knowledgeable Attorney
It is not always easy to prove premises liability because the property owner may hurry to repair the problem after the accident. This is a good reason to have a skilled attorney who knows the ropes and will, for example, promptly photograph the scene of the accident, gather witnesses and use other investigatory methods to document liability before the responsible party has the chance to erase the evidence.
At J&Y, we’re fully prepared, as soon as you get in touch with us, to evaluate the circumstances of your fall and determine whether you have a viable case.
What compensation can you receive if you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident?
Depending on the nature of the injury, and your ability to prove the property owner’s complicit negligence in your fall, you may be entitled to reimbursement for:
- Loss of future earning power
- Lost wages
- Medical and rehabilitative costs
- Mental anguish
- Permanent disability
- Physical pain and suffering
There are factors that may make it harder for you to collect compensation, for instance if it can be proved that you were trespassing on the property when the accident occurred. In some cases, the judge or jury may determine that there was “comparative fault,” and that both you and the other party were partially responsible for the accident. In such cases, you may only be able to receive partial compensation.
Trucking Accidents in Bakersfield
Truck driving is one of the most common occupations in the country, meaning that there are a great many trucks, including big rigs, on roads in Bakersfield, California, as well as in most other cities of the U.S. Because trucks can be as much as 30 times heavier than cars, drivers and passengers of cars are much more likely to suffer severe injuries, or even fatalities when involved in accidents with trucks.
A Powerful Attorney If You Are Involved in a Car or Truck Accident
At J&Y, our mission is to protect your rights and see that you receive the highest compensation possible for the physical and emotional trauma you have suffered. We are well aware that if you have been involved in an accident with a truck, your injuries and psychological trauma may be of a more catastrophic nature than if you were in a fender bender with another car. As we put together your case, we are careful to compute not only your medical and rehabilitation costs, but your lost income (now and in the future), as well as your pain and suffering.
Because trucking companies are likely to have strong law firms defending them, you should too.
You can depend on us to represent you with vigor and integrity. Our attorneys have up-to-date knowledge about trucking regulations and have the investigative power necessary to determine whether violations have taken place.
We may be able to prove that the truck driver was fatigued or inattentive due to pressure to meet an unrealistic schedule. We will look into possibilities that the driver of the truck was abusing a substance at the time of the accident or was distracted by a technological device. We may also be able to prove that the truck in question was not properly maintained or inspected. In any case, at J&Y we have the resources to evaluate the truck accident from every possible angle in order to protect you and your loved ones and to help you to receive the full compensation you deserve.
If you suffer a serious personal injury of any kind as a result of the negligence of another in or around Bakersfield, California, your best option is to contact the competent attorneys at J&Y.
We will dedicate ourselves to being your advocate, gathering evidence and fighting to win your case as a fair settlement or, if necessary, through litigation. You can contact us by filling out a contact form on our website or by phone at 661.441.6255. Directions to our Bakersfield office are also available online.