Bakersfield, a city, found in the San Joaquin Valley of California traces its history back to 1776, when Father Francisco Garces, a Spanish missionary begun exploring the area.
Today, with a population of 365,000 people, it happens to be the ninth largest city in the state and the fifty-second within the United States. As the population continues to increase, so do the number of fatalities and injuries recorded in the state, with over 2,000 fatal car accidents being recorded in the last year alone.
With the increasing number of accidents, there is a need to know when you should start looking for a Bakersfield car accident lawyer. If you have been involved in a vehicle accident, you will need to hire a good accident attorney as soon as possible.
A vehicle accident can cause tremendous damage to property, as well as cause serious bodily injuries. California Law makes it possible for an individual to recover compensation for losses stemming from an accident, but only if it can be established that another party was negligent. So why consider hiring a Bakersfield car accident lawyer?
- At times, it can be tough to establish negligence—when liability is contested after a vehicle accident, an investigation is needed to determine which party in the accident was at fault. A Bakersfield car accident attorney will have a good idea of where to look, and how to go about collecting the evidence, which will be used to support your case.
- You could inadvertently admit responsibility—all insurers are in the business of making profits. As such, you will find that they train their adjusters to minimize the amounts that are paid out by the companies, even when the insurance claims in question are valid. Many insurers do not want to pay after an accident, even when the policy clearly provides coverage for medical care as well as the resulting damage.
It is not uncommon for insurance companies to try to get statements from you, or ask you questions with the hope that you will inadvertently admit partial or full liability for the car accident. If you were to admit liability, this would have a considerable impact on your ability to recover any compensation from the insurer.
When you retain a Bakersfield car accident attorney, they get to deal with the insurance companies as your representatives, and they make sure that you get the compensation that you deserve. In addition, the lawyer will also ensure that you get the best medical care available for any injuries, both mental and physical that you may have sustained during the car accident.
Have you or a loved one been involved in a car crash? Get in touch with a California Personal Injury Attorney at 1-800-358-9617. We are a statewide law firm with offices across the state. Call us at 1-800-358-9617, and we will come to your aid.