Which Pedestrians Are Most at Risk?

Pedestrian safety is a major concern throughout California. Negligent drivers, poor road conditions, and dangerous intersections can increase a pedestrian’s risk of colliding with a motor vehicle while walking in Bakersfield. Certain pedestrians are at higher risk of suffering a severe injury or dying in these accidents, including children, older adults, and joggers. #1:…

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What Should I Do if I’m Injured on Public Transportation?

Injuries on public transportation can be painful. From falling down when the driver makes an unsafe turn to suffering broken bones and lacerations in a bus crash, these accidents can result in expensive medical costs, long periods of time out of work, and damage to your personal property. You may choose to file a…

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What Are the Signs of Negligent Driving?

California follows a traditional fault-based system when it comes to car accidents, meaning that the person responsible for the collision must pay for the damages of the victims. To prove that the other driver was at-fault, you must establish that he or she engaged in negligent driving at the time of the accident. Proving…

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Tips on Speaking with an Insurance Company After a Car Accident

Insurance companies work fast after a car accident. Often times, the adjuster will contact people who are involved in an accident the same day or within a few days after the occurrence. You may even receive a call from the other party’s insurance adjuster. We understand how stressful it is after an accident, so…

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Rodriguez & Associates Obtains $70M Verdict

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 at the time. A mother, with her two children, was driving in an SUV when a big rig ran a red light and slammed into her car….

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Lane Splitting in California: What You Need To Know

If you’ve ever been stuck in traffic and seen a motorcycle create its own lane by zipping between your car and the one next to you, you’ve witnessed what’s called lane splitting. It’s a common move for motorcyclists on freeways and crowded streets. It also causes its fair share of controversy. Lane splitting enjoys…

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I Was Hit While Jaywalking – Can I still Recover Compensation?

In Bakersfield, traffic lights and signs are in place for a reason. This critical infrastructure keeps drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike safe on the road — and jaywalking can put your life in danger. However, if you suffer an injury while jaywalking, you may still recover compensation for your injuries. Comparative Negligence in Pedestrian…

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What Are the Psychological Effects of Being in a Car Accident?

The aftermath of a car accident can be physically painful — but many of us tend to overlook the psychological impacts these collisions can have. From the development of mental health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder to long-lasting impacts on our daily activities, the mental toll of a car accident can be overwhelming….

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The Importance of Evidence in Trucking Accidents

If you are involved in a truck accident, it is important to have an expert truck accident attorney on your side. At Rodriguez & Associates, our Bakersfield truck accident attorneys have handled hundreds of truck accident cases.

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What Are the Types of Spinal Cord Injuries?

Spinal cord injuries are very severe, often leading to paralysis, loss of function, and permanent disability. However, there are many different types of spinal cord injuries, each with their own unique symptoms and recovery timelines. If you are filing a personal injury claim against the party responsible for your spinal cord injury, it is…

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