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Farar & Lewis LLP is a top rated law firm, with over 40 years of combined experience. Our attorneys have won over $100 million, in combined verdicts and settlements for our clients. You deserve compensation for your pain and suffering, and it's our job to get it for you.

A Practice Dedicated Exclusively To Helping Injury Victims

If you have been injured in an auto accident or another type of accident that you did not cause, it is important that you seek the advice of a qualified California personal injury attorney who knows the law and has the ability to secure the compensation you deserve. At the law firm of Farar & Lewis LLP, we represent Southern California clients through some of the most difficult times of their lives.

We know how overwhelming it can be for injury victims to deal with overzealous insurance adjusters who want to settle their claims for as little as possible. We take the burden of the legal issues off your shoulders and work directly with the insurance company to negotiate a settlement that provides the medical care and financial support necessary to facilitate your recovery. If a fair settlement cannot be negotiated, we will take your case to court.

Our Iron-Clad Commitment To YOU

We are committed to you and your right to no-nonsense legal representation, timely communication and full compensation. We pride ourselves on providing punctual and honest case assessments.

Our team of trial lawyers has over 40 years of combined experience, fighting on behalf of victims all over the state of California. get a free consultation

RECENT CASE RESULTS

Motorcyclist Suffers From Automobile Accident
600,000.00
SETTLEMENT
Premises Liability/Trip and Fall
300,000
SETTLEMENT
Premises Liability/Trip and Fall
1,300,000.00
SETTLEMENT
Auto vs. Auto
500,000
SETTLEMENT
Pedestrian suffers from automobile accident
240,000.00
SETTLEMENT
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Pedestrian Accident Lawers in Bakersfield

When people think about accidents involving moving vehicles, they most commonly think about crashes involving cars, bicycles, trucks, or buses. Few consider how many accidents each year actually involve pedestrians. However, when you stop to think about the high volume of traffic found on streets in the Bakersfield area, it’s not hard to imagine how many pedestrian accidents can occur.

Pedestrians are the least protected individuals involved in accidents with moving vehicles. They are usually wearing no form of protective head gear and often they are children going between home and school or playing in the neighborhood. Elderly people who have vision and mobility issues are another high risk pedestrian group.

<strong>California Laws about Pedestrian Accidents</strong>

California law covers a variety of issues involving pedestrian behavior and accidents. Pedestrians bear responsibility to make sure they are:<strong></strong>

<ul><li>crossing streets in appropriate places, like crosswalks or at signal lights;</li>
<li>obeying all street signs and signals;</li>
<li>using sidewalks when available and if not, walking on the far left edge of the roadway facing oncoming traffic;</li>
<li>avoiding distractions that affect what they can see and hear around them, including oncoming traffic;</li>
<li>dressed for weather conditions appropriately and wearing reflective clothing for early morning, evening, and nighttime hours.</li></ul>
Operators of moving vehicles also have responsibilities. To avoid hitting pedestrians, operators are expected to :

<ul><li>watch their speed in residential areas;</li>
<li>slow down on congested roads;</li>
<li> change their path of direction or stop completely;</li>
<li>pay attention to all road and traffic signals;</li>
<li>not be under the influence of other substances that may impair their judgment;</li>
<li>not participate in distracted driving, such as using cell phones while the vehicle is moving.</li></ul>
It is better for operators of moving vehicles to err on the side of caution as accidents involving pedestrians can result in serious injury or even death to those who are hit by a moving vehicle.

<strong>What to Do If You are Injured as a Pedestrian</strong>

Determining who is at fault in a pedestrian accident can be difficult to prove. It is important to follow the directions of all law enforcement and medical personnel on the scene as this will help your case. In order to protect your right to compensation for personal injuries, pain and suffering, medical expenses or loss of wages, pedestrians who are injured in accidents involving moving vehicles should do the following:

<ul><li>call for law enforcement immediately to begin assessing the scene and interview possible eyewitnesses;</li>
<li>exchange contact and insurance information with the operator of the moving vehicle;</li>
<li>if you have no medical care on the scene, receive a medical evaluation within 24 hours to document any injuries you incur as injuries may not be immediately apparent;</li>
<li>comply with all medical directives and follow your doctor’s orders, including showing up for any follow-up appointments;</li>
<li>if you are employed, return to work as soon as you are cleared by your doctor.</li>
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<strong>Seeking Financial Compensation</strong>

You deserve to seek compensation and receive fair representation for injuries resulting from a pedestrian accident with an operator of a moving vehicle. At Bakersfield Accident Lawyers, we have trained attorneys who are experienced in determining the circumstances of your situation and how much compensation you should receive for personal injuries, pain and suffering, medical expenses, or loss of wages. There is no fee for consultation and our services are only reimbursed if you have received reasonable compensation through the legal process. Let the attorneys from Bakersfield Accident Lawyers be the ones to obtain the full compensation you are entitled to under the law today. We are waiting to help you.

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