Personal Injury & Civil Litigation
330 H Street, Suite 2 Bakersfield, CA 93304
Accidents Happen. What Happens Next?
At the law offices of Swanson O’Dell A.P.C., we handle cases involving car accidents, medical malpractice, dog bites, and other kinds of accidents from the very beginning to settlement of your case or trial in a court of law. It is important to choose and retain an attorney immediately after an accident occurs because evidence can disappear or become lost and the memory of witnesses fades with time. The initial investigation of your accident is a critical time in the case and needs to be handled correctly. Insurance companies love to settle cases early and have you to sign releases before an attorney is involved, often before all of your damages have become fully known.
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- DWI / Drunk Driving Victims
- Construction Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Medical Malpractice
- Hospital Negligence
- Premises Liability
- Slip and Fall
What Kind of Damages Can I Recover?
Although each case is unique, the kind of damages that can be recovered are compensatory damages for property damage to vehicles or other personal items, lost wages for missed work, and medical bills. You may also receive for pain and suffering and emotional damages.
I Am Having Trouble Getting Medical Care: Can You Help?
We are often able to make arrangements for necessary medical treatments through insurance and for uninsured parties if you have a case with a high likelihood of recovery.
Should I Call Immediately For an Appointment to Evaluate My Case?
Yes, at the time of a serious accident or wrongful death you are most at risk of being taken advantage of by an insurance company. Insurance companies will be asking you to sign authorization to allow them to get your medical records to be able to settle your case. However, sometimes you are asked to sign more than a release for records. This is why it is extremely important that you hire an experienced attorney to represent your interests. This will protect you from unknowingly have signing away your case or damaging your rights.
We offer a free consultation to discuss your case to determine whether or not you are entitled to a recovery. We offer same-day appointments, as these issues are very time-sensitive. Please read our “frequently asked questions.” As it may be helpful to you as a quick reference guide.