Do you live in Shafter, CA and have been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault? If you have, then you know how frustrating it is dealing with your injuries, doctors’ visits, increasing bills all while missing time from work.
Fortunately for you, there is some help available. Maison Law provides legal help for those injured in an auto accident or some other personal injury. Maison Law was founded by Martin Gasparian, Esq., who has worked with the largest law firm in Los Angeles and now helps the injured in Kern County.
If you live in Shafter and have been injured in an accident, contact us today for a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation.
What Our Clients Say
Shafter Personal Injuries
There are around 20,000 people in Shafter and they are always on the go and leading active lives. While this is a good thing, it also puts them at risk for a personal injury. Auto accidents, slipping in a grocery store or getting hurt in a construction zone are all risks taken by Shafter residents every day.
Shafter Auto Accidents
The number one cause of a personal injury in Shafter is an auto accident, and there are about 1,500 auto accidents a year in Shafter and surrounding communities. Shafter is located just north of Bakersfield, so many of its residents commute into the city every day.
By far, the largest employer by industry in Shafter is agriculture and food processing. There are farms, wineries and production facilities in and around the Bakersfield metro area that provide jobs to a large number of Shafter residents.
Some get on U.S. 99 and drive straight into the city to work while others head over to I-5 to get so worksites south and west of Bakersfield. Also, many Bakersfield residents head north into Shafter to shop or eat at one of the many retail outlets or restaurants in the city.
Unfortunately, all this driving puts the people of Shafter at risk for a personal injury, and when this happens, the people know they can turn to Maison Law to help them get the compensation they deserve.
What Happens After my Accident?
Many people wonder what to expect after an accident where there were significant injuries. The number one priority is to focus on getting medical treatment. After the emergency is taken care of, the best advice is to not talk to anyone from the insurance company.
Many times, they will talk to someone right after the accident to get them to say something like, “It’s not that bad” or “I’ll be OK.” These seemingly innocent statements can be used against you later in the case. The best thing to do is to talk to an attorney who can represent you and take care of your legal claim so you can concentrate on getting your life back.
The first thing an attorney does is to put the insurance company on notice that they are not to talk to you or anyone in your household about your accident. Then the hospital and doctors will be notified that the insurance company for the at-fault driver will be paying for the medical bills, and this usually stops any harassing calls from unpaid medical bills.
When the extent of the injuries are known and a good grasp on what the future medical needs will be, then the attorney will begin negotiation proceedings with the insurance company. If a settlement doesn’t happen, then a lawsuit will be filed, and there will be on last attempt to settle the case. If the insurance company is still unreasonable, then the case will go to trial.
Most cases settle outside of a trial, and this is why it’s important to get an attorney who knows how to handle insurance companies as well as how to successfully try cases in court.
Common Types of Injuries
Just as important as it is to get an attorney who knows how to negotiate with the insurance company and deal with their attorneys at trial, it’s also important for the attorney to be experienced in all types of accidents. No two accidents are alike, and each one provides different circumstances and needs for the injured.
At Maison Law the understand that, and each injury is looked at in light of the difficulties the client is facing. These types of injuries take special skill and experience:
- Head Injuries: Auto accident, sports and industrial injuries can cause concussions and traumatic brain injuries that can be devastating.
- Broken bones: Broken arms, legs, wrists and ribs are all common injuries that people face when engaging in daily activities. All of these require treatment, rehabilitation and run the risk of downtime from work.
- Disease: Some types of work, especially in construction and manufacturing, put people at risk of disease.
- Blunt Force Trauma: When cars and people collide, the impact can be violent and cause blunt force trauma injuries that can cause severe injuries or even death.
- Fatalities: Sometimes these injuries cause death, and when they do, there could be a claim for a wrongful death.
- Product Liability: Shopping the many retail outlets in Shafter or ordering form stores like Amazon or Target Online, brings a lot of goods into the city which results in injuries that are the fault of the designer, producer or the packager.
Other Types of Personal Injuries
Even though most personal injuries come from an auto accident, the people of Shafter are at risk of injury in other ways. At Maison Law, they are experienced in all types of persona injuries which include:
- Industrial accidents
- Construction Zone Accidents
- Slip-and-falls/Premises Injuries
- Sport/Recreation Injuries
- Product Liability
- Wrongful deaths
- Rideshare Accidents
Shafter’s Personal Injury Lawyer
Shafter is a community that prides itself on hard work and family life. Those qualities must sometimes be protected when property owners, careless drivers, or negligent employers put others at risk and end up getting them hurt.
If you or a loved one are seriously injured due to the carelessness of someone else, contact a Shafter Personal Injury Lawyer with the experience to demand what’s fair from national corporations, local employers, and anyone else who may be liable for your suffering.
Discuss your case with attorney Martin Gasparian, the founder of Maison Law in Shafter, for a free consultation that comes with no obligation. Mr. Gasparian worked for major corporations and dealt with some of the biggest insurers in the world. He now uses his knowledge to make sure everyday people aren’t taken advantage of by corporate lawyers and insurance adjusters. He believes that every client should work directly with their lawyer, get honest advice, and the personalized attention to detail their case deserves.
Frequently Asked Questions
The amount of compensation you get for a Shafter slip and fall depends on multiple factors, including the severity of your injury and your percentage of blame. The only way to get an estimate for your settlement is to call a lawyer who has experience with slip and fall cases.
There’s no pre-set time period for slip and fall cases in Shafter. While most cases are settled out of court, it could take months or years to resolve. You should speak with a professional lawyer to better understand your expected time horizon.