Rodriguez and Associates

Kern County’s Premier
Personal Injury Lawyers


Bakersfield Catastrophic Injury Lawyers

If You or a Loved One Suffer a Catastrophic Injury in Bakersfield, Call Us

At Rodriguez & Associates, we know that a serious personal injury or the death of a loved one can change your life forever. Our Bakersfield catastrophic injury attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience helping people recover full and fair compensation for medical bills, lost earnings, in-home services and pain and suffering. We do this by knocking down each and every frivolous defense put up by the wrongdoers in their effort to avoid responsibility.

What is a Catastrophic Injury?

A doctor examines an x-ray that shows catastrophic injuries in BakersfieldThe American Medical Association (AMA) describes a catastrophic injury as particularly severe damage to the spinal cord, spine, or brain. However, these are not the only kinds of injuries that can be deemed as catastrophic. As detailed in 42 USC § 3796b, a catastrophic injury results in “direct and proximate consequences” that leave the victim unfit to “perform any gainful work.” If you or a loved one has suffered a deformity or long-term disability, reach out to our catastrophic injury lawyers in Bakersfield as soon as possible.

You may be entitled to a catastrophic injury settlement for a number of reasons:

  1. You suffered a severe injury that required surgeries, rehabilitation, medication, or a permanent medical device to treat.
  2. The injury prevented you from working, and you lost wages as a direct result of the accident.
  3. You suffered emotional trauma due to your injury.

Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Contact us if you or a member of your family has suffered any type of catastrophic injury because of another party’s negligence in Bakersfield, California, or nearby areas. We can assist you with:

What Causes a Catastrophic Injury?

Serious injuries may occur due to a number of situations. Our personal injury attorney is prepared to assist accident victims who have suffered due to:

  • A car accident
  • Truck accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Medical malpractice injuries
  • Product liability injuries
  • Workplace accidents

How Long Do You Have to Make a Claim After a Catastrophic Injury in Bakersfield?

A paramedic wraps a man's wrist after he suffers a catastrophic injury in BakersfieldFor most personal injuries in California, the statute of limitations to keep in mind spans two years. This means that, if you decide to file a catastrophic injury lawsuit in Bakersfield, you must do so within two years of suffering your injury. If you fail to file within the time period, it is likely that you will lose the right to do so. Speak to our Bakersfield catastrophic injury lawyers today to discuss the timeframe that applies to your case and explore your legal options in greater detail.

Contact Our Bakersfield Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

The law firm of Rodriguez & Associates is conveniently located in downtown Bakersfield. We are available for weekend and evening appointments, charge no fee for consultations, and speak both English and Spanish. To contact us, please call 661-323-1400 or 800-585-9262 Toll Free.