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  • You Won't Pay Unless We Win
  • Over $4 Billion Won For Our Clients

Personal Injury Lawyer Bakersfield

The Bakersfield personal injury lawyers at Wisner Baum are dedicated to helping area residents obtain the compensation they deserve after an accident. For decades, our firm has built a reputation for holding defendants accountable in a variety of complex cases. Many of our attorneys have received numerous accolades and awards from prestigious groups, such as Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers®, The National Trial Lawyers, Lawdragon, and more. What does this mean for you as our client? You can be assured that a compassionate and highly experienced legal team with a proven track record is on your side.

If we do not win your case, you do not pay. Call (855) 948-5098 now.

Bakersfield Personal Injury Cases

At our Bakersfield personal injury law firm, we have experience handling a wide range of practice areas. Whether you have been injured in a car accident, slip and fall accident, or due to the intentional wrongdoing of another party, we are here to help. Our attorneys are well-versed in the laws surrounding these various types of cases and can provide you with the legal guidance and representation you need to confidently pursue a successful outcome. With our decades of experience handling cases for clients in the San Joaquin Valley and across the Central Valley, your claim is in good hands.

The Injury Attorneys at Wisner Baum Have the Experience and Resources to Handle Cases Involving:

Personal Injury Damages

If you have been injured in a Bakersfield accident caused by someone else's negligence or misconduct, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you have suffered. In California, several types of damages can be sought in a personal injury lawsuit. Our team of attorneys will investigate your case to hold any and all negligent entities accountable and maximize your compensation.

Damages in a personal injury lawsuit may include:

  • Economic damages: This refers to the monetary losses that you have incurred as a result of the accident, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage.
  • Non-economic damages: These are intangible losses that cannot be easily quantified, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Punitive damages: In rare cases where the defendant's conduct was particularly egregious or malicious, punitive damages may be awarded to punish them and deter future similar behavior.

Bakersfield Personal Injury Lawsuits and California Pure Comparative Negligence Rules

California operates under a pure comparative fault system for personal injury lawsuits. This means that if you are injured in an accident and file a personal injury claim, the court will determine the percentage of fault for each party involved in the accident, including yourself.

Under this system, even if you are partially at fault for the accident, you can still recover damages from the other responsible parties. However, your compensation may be reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to you. For example, if you were found to be 30% at fault for an accident and awarded $100,000 in damages, your compensation could be reduced to $70,000.

One benefit of pure comparative fault rules is that you retain the right to file a lawsuit against anyone who is even 1% liable for your losses. You could be 99% liable and still have the chance to bring a claim against the other party. While this type of case may not be productive or worth pursuing, it underscores the point that even if you were partially responsible for an accident, it may still be possible to pursue justice and compensation in a lawsuit if you suspect negligence on the part of another was involved. If you have questions about this part of California law, please call the Wisner Baum injury attorneys today to learn more about your legal rights.

Who is Liable in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

When pursuing a personal injury claim, gathering and presenting evidence supporting your case is important. Different types of evidence can be used to establish liability and damages in a personal injury claim. Our Bakersfield personal injury lawyers know where to find such evidence and how to utilize it well once we get it.

Examples of useful evidence in a personal injury lawsuit are:

  • Employment records: If you miss work due to your injuries, employment records can help demonstrate lost wages or loss of earning capacity.
  • Expert testimony: Expert witnesses such as medical professionals, engineers, or accident reconstructionists may be able to provide specialized knowledge or analysis that supports your case.
  • Medical records: Medical records from hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare providers can provide documentation of the injuries you sustained as a result of the accident.
  • Personal journals or diaries: If you keep a journal or diary, entries describing how your injuries have affected your life can be powerful evidence in establishing non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.
  • Photographs and videos: Pictures and videos of the accident scene, damage to vehicles or property, and injuries sustained can help illustrate what happened.
  • Police reports: If law enforcement was involved in responding to the accident, their report can provide important details about the circumstances surrounding the incident.
  • Witness statements: Statements from witnesses who saw the accident occur can provide valuable testimony about what happened.

Call the Bakersfield Injury Lawyers at Wisner Baum for a Consultation

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident of any sort, give our Bakersfield personal injury attorneys a call to discuss your legal rights. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial impact that an injury can have on your life, so we are fully committed to fighting for full and fair compensation for you and your family. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case and learn more about how we can help you get the justice you deserve.

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  • Toxic Torts $2.0 Billion Verdict

    In May of 2019, the jury in the case of Pilliod et al. v, Monsanto Company ordered the agrochemical giant to pay $2.055 billion in damages to the plaintiffs, Alva and Alberta Pilliod, a Bay Area couple in their 70s.

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    Wisner Baum secured a $8.5 million wrongful death verdict against the food industry company, Tyson Foods, for the wrongful death of a young man.

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    Best Law Firms 2023

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    The Truck Safety Coalition

    Wisner Baum is proud to be a sponsor of The Truck Safety Coalition, a a group of caring individuals dedicated to reducing the number of deaths and injuries caused by truck-related crashes. Our support enables them to help families and save lives.

  • California Powerhouse
    California Powerhouse

    Law360 recognizes law firms that have a strong regional presence, working on important matters within their home state. “[Wisner Baum] possesses a David v. Goliath-sized slingshot while seeking justice for everyday citizens it believes were harmed or killed through corporate wrongdoing.”

  • Elite Trial Lawyers
    Elite Trial Lawyers

    NLJ and American Lawyer Media honor law firms and attorneys as Elite Trial Lawyers for their cutting-edge legal work on behalf of plaintiffs in practice areas ranging from mass torts to securities litigation.

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    Listed in Best Lawyers

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  • AV Top Ranked Law Firm
    AV Top Ranked Law Firm

    Less than one-half of one percent of firms across the nation have achieved this ranking. A firm must have a high percentage of lawyers who have achieved the prestigious AV® Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell®.

  • Verdicts Hall of Fame
    Verdicts Hall of Fame

    The National Law Journal inducted Wisner Baum into the Verdicts Hall of Fame for obtaining the $2 billion landmark verdict in the Roundup cancer case of Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto. The verdict was #1 in California and #2 in the U.S. in 2019 and is #9 in American history.

  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers

    Super Lawyers 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.

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
    National Trial Lawyers Top 100

    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 recognized the law firms of Wisner Baum, the Miller Firm and Audet & Partners with the 2019 Trial Team of the Year award (in the Mass Torts category) for their work in the groundbreaking case of Dewayne “Lee” Johnson v. Monsanto Company.

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
    AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

    An AV® rating reflects an attorney who has reached the heights of professional excellence. The rating signifies the highest legal ability, and very high adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability, and diligence.

  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
    Avvo 10.0 Rating

    Wisner Baum is proud to have all of its lawyers listed in Avvo, a legal directory connecting people in need of legal services with lawyers and connecting lawyers to lawyers. Eight of our attorneys have earned a 10.0 perfect rating with Avvo.

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    CA and USA ranks our $2 billion verdict in Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto as the biggest verdict in California and the second largest verdict in the U.S. in 2019. It is the ninth largest verdict in U.S. history.

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    Product Liability Practice Group of the Year

    In 2020, Law360 honored the law firms ”behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry.” It recognized our success in several landmark cases.

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    Top Personal Injury Jury Verdict in California

    In 2018, our $289 million Johnson v. Monsanto verdict was the largest personal injury verdict in California. also ranked it #2 among all verdicts in California and #10 in the nation.

  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
    Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

    The Bar Register is the definitive guide to the most distinguished law firms in America. It includes only those select law practices that have earned the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and have been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field.


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What Our Clients Are Saying
  • I Can’t Imagine a Better Law Firm

    “Multiple lawyers recommended Wisner Baum to me and I have been consistently impressed with the quality of their work.”

    - Best Law Firms Survey
  • They Are About Changing the Systems...

    “Wisner Baum are not only amazing attorneys but more importantly, they are activists. They are about changing the systems which got us into trouble in the first place. They understand their role in the process of making change.”

    - Kim Witczak
  • Top Legal Minds in the Country

    “The Wisner Baum firm has some of the top legal minds in the country; they are driven, determined, trustworthy, ethical and passionate.”

    - From Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms
  • Diligent & Professional Representation

    “Thanks to your efforts I was able to recover from a tragic experience and turn my life around for the best.”

    - W.T.
  • Our Best Interest Was Always Number One on Your List

    “A special thank you to your Spanish-speaking staff for the extra effort put into this case. The language barrier was never a problem, and we are so very thankful to them. Your name holds much respect in our family.”

    - G.C. & C.C