Why You Need a Lawyer for a Personal Injury Case

If you’re injured in an accident — whether a rear-end car crash or a slip and fall in a supermarket — you know what happened and who was at fault.

But proving your case could be a lot more difficult than you think. The legal process is complex, and weighing whether a person or business is liable is complicated. Often it comes down to whether the other party can be proven negligent (careless), and injury victims must know how to prove how they have been hurt.

When you hire an experienced Bakersfield personal injury lawyer from The Law Offices of Young Wooldridge, LLP, they’ll take the legal and administrative reins to recover the maximum compensation you’re owed for your accident. Your attorney will:

  • Evaluate Your Claim – Your lawyer will thoroughly assess your situation and provide honest answers on whether it’s worth pursuing a lawsuit. They also will explain the details of what you’re likely to expect if you do.
  • Tackle the Red Tape – As an injury victim, you and your family should prioritize focusing on your health. Being asked to gather and sort through medical paperwork and the requirements of filing an insurance claim adds undue stress. A lawyer will collect documents relating to your injury and make sure of everything needed to prove your case, including witness statements and employment records.
  • Use Experts and Resources – Attorneys often work with investigators and experts who can inspect the technical details of your case. These professionals shoulder the workload of determining what really caused your accident and who should be held liable for it, and often can be really helpful in proving your damages.
  • Examine Details Objectively – When people are affected by injuries due to an accident that wasn’t their fault, emotions can run high. A Bakersfield personal injury lawyer knows how to look at a situation factually, through the lens of what the law allows and doesn’t allow, then present options for best resolving the case. Whether it’s through a jury trial, settlement, mediation, or arbitration, your attorney will advise which routes are possible and which would be in your best interest.
  • Deal with Other Attorneys and Insurance Companies – Your lawyer can handle conferences and negotiations with the other party’s attorneys, and advocate on your behalf to pursue the highest compensation possible.
  • Charge No Fees Unless Your Claim Resolves – Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis, so you don’t pay any attorney fees (or costs) unless you win your case. Instead, if we are successful, your legal costs and fees are deducted from your recovery, so you never pay us out of pocket.

The Law Offices of Young Wooldridge, LLP Difference

Why you should choose our accident law firm if you decide to pursue a personal injury claim in Bakersfield?

  • Specialization – Our personal injury lawyers have dedicated their careers to handling comprehensive injury cases. We are backed by the power of an 85-year-old law firm that includes business lawyers, water lawyers, estate planning lawyers, and lawyers representing employers.
  • Client Focus – From your first visit here, you’ll see we care. It’s important for you to feel comfortable with the person who will be representing you and beware of empty promises.
  • Resources – Our personal injury team has the bankroll to invest in resources such as technology, expert witnesses, and support staff to provide comprehensive and effective representation for our clients.
  • Results – Since 2009, we’ve recovered over $200 million in car and truck accidents, oilfield and industrial accidents, as well as wrongful death lawsuits across California.
  • Reputation – We are known throughout the region for success and client satisfaction. In addition, attorney Thomas Brill was named Bakersfield’s Best Personal Injury lawyer by the Bakersfield Californian for two years in a row.
  • Communication – Because our personal injury firm communicates regularly and clearly with our clients, we help alleviate stress and confusion during the legal process. You can always reach us to discuss anything about your claim.
  • Community – As a local law firm for 85 years, we have a long commitment to our local community and helping to keep it safe. We sponsor local events, volunteer at local charities and civic groups, donate a portion of our profits to community organizations, and support area businesses. Partner up with a local lawyer and avoid the L.A. trap.