Category Archives: Awards

Daniel Rodriguez Named to AIOPIA’s 10 Best Attorneys In California

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

2021 10 BEST PIAFounder and President Daniel Rodriguez of Rodriguez & Associates – a Kern County personal injury law firm – has been recognized by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys™ (AIOPIA) as one of the “10 Best Attorneys” in California for 2021. This distinction is awarded to lawyers who have “achieved unparalleled success but most importantly have done so for the benefit of their client.” To qualify for this award, a lawyer must meet the following criteria.

  • Be formally nominated by the Institute, client, and/or fellow attorney;
  • Have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in his/her field of law; and
  • Having done so with an impeccable client satisfaction rating.

Attorney_Daniel_RodriguezDaniel Rodriguez, along with his staff of attorneys, have obtained more multi-million-dollar verdicts than any other law firm in the Southern San Joaquin Valley, including the largest verdict in Kern County of $70,578,289 on behalf of a family injured in a big rig accident.

At Rodriguez & Associates, we do our best to help our seriously injured clients put back together the pieces of their life. Our job is to hold the wrongdoer accountable and make them pay for the wrong they have inflicted; and, at the same time, we treat our clients like family because at the end of the day we are in this together.

If you’ve been seriously injured, call or text us at (661) 323-1400 to request a free consultation or fill out this online form.

 

 

 

Posted by Lorrie Ross at 5:43 pm

Rodriguez & Associates Named in the 2021 Best Of Readers’ Choice Poll Results

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Rodriguez & Associates Named in the 2021 Best Of Readers’ Choice Poll Results

Rodriguez & Associates has been named a favorite in the “Best Law Firm” category for The Bakersfield Californian’s “The Best of Readers’ Choice Poll” for 2021.

The categories showcased in “The Best of Readers’ Choice Poll” vary from “Best Bakery” and “Best Dentist” to “Best DJ.”

Thank you to everyone who voted for our firm.

Congratulations to all those recognized this year! To view who else made the list, click here.

Posted by Lorrie Ross at 9:22 pm

Rodriguez & Associates Voted Top 3 Best Law Firms in Bakersfield

Friday, March 12, 2021

Rodriguez & Associates was voted as one of the Top 3 Best Law Firms in The Bakersfield Californian 2021 Best Of Reader’s Choice Poll.

Thank you to everyone that voted for us as their favorite!

The results will be revealed in the May Issue of Bakersfield Life Magazine.

Congratulations to everyone nominated and recognized!

Posted by Lorrie Ross at 7:22 pm

Named Best Personal Injury Law Firm in Bakersfield for 2021

Monday, February 22, 2021

Rodriguez & Associates has earned a place in Expertise.com’s list: Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Bakersfield for 2021.

The firm was also listed to the following lists by Expertise.com:

Expertise.com scored Bakersfield Personal Injury Attorneys on more than 25 variables across five categories and analyzed the results to give readers a hand-picked list of the best.

Our firm has been recognized from Expertise.com for several years now. To learn more about firm, click here.

Posted by Lorrie Ross at 6:29 pm

Vote for Rodriguez & Associates in the Best of Readers’ Choice Poll 2021 in Category of Best Law Firm

Friday, January 22, 2021

Vote for Rodriguez & Associates in the Best of Readers’ Choice Poll 2021 in category of Best Law FirmVote for Rodriguez & Associates in the Best of Readers’ Choice Poll 2021 in the category of Best Law Firm!

We are so honored to be nominated in the 2021 Best of Bakersfield Readers’ Choice Awards, under the Best Law Firm area!

Visit the Readers’ Choice website by clicking HERE, then go to Services under Best Law Firm and vote for us!

You can vote once a day (per email used) starting Monday, January 25, 2021 at noon and goes until February 21, 2021.

Thank you for your support!

Posted by Lorrie Ross at 6:58 pm

Daniel Rodriguez Makes the 2021 California Super Lawyers List

Thursday, January 21, 2021

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Attorney Daniel Rodriguez, Founder and President at Rodriguez & Associates, has been selected to the 2021 California Super Lawyers list. No more than five percent of the lawyers in California are selected by Super Lawyers.

For over ten years, Super Lawyers has recognized Daniel Rodriguez for his outstanding legal achievements. He has demonstrated excellence in the practice of law year after year.

Super Lawyers®, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

Daniel is a member of The National Trial Lawyers – an invitation only group composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the United States. His firm has obtained more multi-million-dollar verdicts than any other law firm in the Southern San Joaquin Valley and has earned the highest personal injury verdict in Kern County history. In 2019 alone, he had three verdicts that made the Top 40 Personal Injury Verdicts in California list (by Top Verdict). The largest verdict in that list was a $70.5 million verdict in a trucking crash/traumatic brain injury case.

“Being listed in Super Lawyers once again for the litigation work I do is an honor,” said Rodriguez. “Helping individuals and families in Kern County get the justice they deserve for the pain they have experienced is why I do what I do.”

Congratulations, Daniel!

To learn more about Daniel Rodriguez, click here.

About Rodriguez & Associates
Rodriguez & Associates is Kern’s County premier personal injury law firm. The lawyers have with more than 100 years of combined experience. As an award-winning law firm, it is known to deliver big firm results with small firm service. www.rodriguezlaw.net

 

Posted by Lorrie Ross at 6:17 pm

2020 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Bakersfield

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Rodriguez & Associates has been named to Expertise.com’s 2020 list: Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Bakersfield, CA.

Expertise chose us based on 25 variables across the following five criteria: Reputation, Credibility, Experience, Availability, and Professionalism. They evaluated 242 personal injury attorneys in Bakersfield, CA to provide a hand-picked list of 22 of the best personal injury lawyers in the city.

Our firm was also added to Expertise’s Best Litigation Attorneys in Bakersfield and Best Car Accident Attorneys in Bakersfield lists for 2020.

Expertise’s goal is to connect people with the best local experts. Every month they help over 10 million customers find the best qualified service professional for their needs.

Posted by Lorrie Ross at 8:58 pm

Rodriguez & Associates Obtains $70M Verdict

Monday, May 18, 2020

Personal injury attorney, Daniel Rodriguez, along with attorneys Chantal Trujillo and Danay Gonzalez, obtained a $70,578,289 million verdict, the highest personal injury verdict in Kern County history.

A mother with her two children were driving in an SUV when a big rig ran a red light and slammed into her car. The mother and son suffered multiple injuries, while the other child has since suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from witnessing the accident.

While the truck driver initially said that the mother ran the red light, Rodriguez & Associates was able to obtain footage from a dash camera on a bus that proved the truck driver wrong. In addition, the big rig driver was driving on a suspended license and had 14 prior crashes.

About the case and verdict, Rodriguez said, “It was so satisfying to feel validated.”

At Rodriguez & Associates, we care for our clients like family because, at the end of the day, we are in this together.

If you have been involved in a personal injury related accident and would like a case evaluation, call our Bakersfield personal injury law firm at (661) 323-1400 or 800-585-9262 to schedule a no-charge consultation.

Posted by Lorrie Ross at 8:55 pm

Daniel Rodriguez Makes the 2020 California Super Lawyers List

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Bakersfield, Ca (February 2020) – Attorney Daniel Rodriguez, Founder and President at Rodriguez & Associates, has been selected to the 2020 California Super Lawyers list. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. Daniel has been part of this list every year since 2009.

Super Lawyers®, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

Daniel is a member of The National Trial Lawyers – an invitation-only group composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the United States. His firm has obtained more multi-million-dollar verdicts than any other law firm in the Southern San Joaquin Valley and has earned the highest personal injury verdict in Kern County history.

Congratulations, Daniel!

To learn more about Daniel Rodriguez, click here.

About Rodriguez & Associates
Rodriguez & Associates is Kern’s County premier personal injury law firm. The lawyers have with more than 100 years of combined experience. As an award-winning law firm, it is known to deliver big firm results with small firm service. www.rodriguezlaw.net

Posted by Lorrie Ross at 5:05 am

Can I Still File A Lawsuit After Accepting a Settlement?

Monday, February 10, 2020

The aftermath of a serious injury can be physically, emotionally, and financially difficult. You may suffer from chronic pain, lose significant amounts of wages during your recovery period, and struggle with expensive medical bills for necessary treatments. In these situations, it can be tempting to accept a settlement as soon as possible — but if the settlement is not sufficient enough to help you recover, can you still file a lawsuit?

Settlements versus Lawsuits: What’s the Difference?

Before discussing whether or not you can file a lawsuit after accepting a settlement, it is crucial to understand the difference between these types of agreements.

A settlement is a private agreement to pay you an agreed-upon sum of money following an accident caused by the person that the entity authorizing the settlement represents. Typically, an insurance company offers a settlement after you file an insurance claim, or, in some cases, following negotiations with you and your attorney. Settlements from insurance companies may be quite lower than what you could claim in a lawsuit unless your attorney argues otherwise, but you can usually obtain the money much faster than you could in a lawsuit.

A lawsuit, on the other hand, is an action that you file in civil court against the at-fault party responsible for your injuries. You and your attorney will present your case in front of a judge and jury, establishing the liability of the other person and presenting evidence that details your physical, financial, and emotional losses. The court will decide whether or not the other person was at-fault, and may award you a settlement based on the damages you claim. The lawsuit process can be long and complex, but you have a greater opportunity to claim the maximum compensation you need to recover through this avenue.

You Cannot Accept a Settlement and File a Lawsuit

When you accept a settlement, you usually waive your right to pursue additional legal action against the at-fault party in your case. The insurance company will typically include a release of liability in your settlement paperwork, which prevents you from filing a lawsuit over the same incident.

However, you can back out of a settlement and pursue legal action before you sign the paperwork. Your attorney may evaluate the offer and determine that the funds are insufficient to pay for your injuries. You also have a greater opportunity to present evidence for a higher settlement in the courtroom, which may result in a larger amount of compensation. There are situations where a settlement prior to trial would be more beneficial than a lawsuit — your attorney will advise you on the best course of action for your case.

Should You Accept a Settlement After an Accident?

If you are suffering from the aftermath of a serious accident, an insurance company representative will likely contact you and ask you a series of questions about the incident. He or she may offer you a settlement soon after discussing your injuries, and it may be tempting to sign  this document instead of entering into lengthy trials and negotiations.

However, the funds the company may provide might not be enough to help you recover from your injuries. You may not know the extent of your damages at that point, and signing an early settlement can decrease your chances of obtaining the funds you need.

Accidents and injuries can lead to significant expenses, from medical bills to lost wages to property damage and more. To ensure that you receive the amount of compensation to recover from your accident, contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible following the incident. Your Bakersfield accident attorney will be able to evaluate any settlement offers you receive, help you determine the damages you are eligible for, and advocate for your needs from the negotiating table to the courtroom.

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