Bakersfield Personal Injury Lawyers

Our experienced attorneys will fight to recover a maximum financial damages award for
your accident, ensuring a complete recovery – physically, emotionally, and financially.


Samuel Dordulian
Dordulian Law Group Injury Attorneys Bakersfield

DLG Provides Each Client 4-Tiered Representation

  • Investigation Lead: Former Decorated L.A.P.D Detective
  • Case Lead: Former Deputy District Attorney for LA County
  • Two Dedicated Victim Advocates Addressing All Needs of Survivors
  • Licensed Clinical Therapist with 15 Years of Experience
    Helping Sexual Assault Survivors

Dordulian Law Group Injury Attorneys - Bakersfield office

1500 Commercial Way #202
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Phone: (661) 402-8811
Email: info@dlawgroup.Com
Dordulian Law Group - Bakersfield office

Injured victims may be eligible to file a personal injury claim and recover financial damages for losses from medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and much more. Many personal injury claims are settled without ever going to court. To ensure the greatest likelihood of success in obtaining justice for your injuries, set up a free consultation with a dedicated and experienced Bakersfield personal injury attorney from Dordulian Law Group today.

A personal injury claim is typically the best option to ensure compensation is recovered when injured by the negligent actions of another person or entity. To ensure your rights are protected and you are able to secure the maximum allowable damages in a personal injury claim, it is recommended that you seek representation from an experienced and compassionate Bakersfield personal injury attorney. The team at Dordulian Law Group has more than 40 years of combined experience and a 98% success rate. We’ve recovered over $100 million for injured victims like you, and we’re ready to fight on your behalf.

Defining Personal Injury

The U.S. Department of Justice reports that there are more than 400,000 personal injury claims filed every year. Personal injury claims are one of the most common lawsuits seen in the court system. Around 16,300 of those claims reach the courtroom every year. Even if your case does not reach the courtroom, you should still have an experienced Bakersfield personal injury attorney represent you in a claim.

The four most common types of personal injury lawsuits handled by our Bakersfield personal injury lawyers include:

  • Intentional harmful acts: This type of lawsuit stems from a person intentionally causing harm to another, typically through a battery, rape, physical assault, sex crime, and more.
  • Defective products: If you were injured by a defective product, you might be eligible to file a lawsuit.
  • Defamation: Another person’s statements can cause a non-physical injury. A false statement can lead to a victim losing a job, being expelled from school, and frequently results in a wrongly tarnished reputation.
  • Accidents: There are dozens of types of accidents that can leave you injured, including medical malpractice, motor vehicle collisions, slip and falls, dog bites, and many others.

What Type of Incident Can Be Considered For a Personal Injury Claim?

What Type of Incident Can Be Considered For a Personal Injury Claim?
The personal injury umbrella includes a variety of potential accident scenarios. Some common incidents that can be the basis of a claim include:

  • Bus accidents: Public transportation is a great way to save money and help the environment when living or working in Bakersfield, California. However, a bus accident can lead to serious injuries. In addition to the bus driver, the manufacturer of the bus, the insurance company, and the bus company could all be named as defendants in a lawsuit.
  • Dog bites: Being bitten by a dog can be a traumatic experience. Dogs, no matter their training, can still attack in certain situations. The dog’s owner can be held liable for attacks and/or bites.
  • Car accidents: Motor vehicle accidents can lead to serious injuries and even death. Suffering an injury in a car accident can trigger a personal injury claim, no matter who was at fault.
  • Slip and fall: Slipping and falling on someone else’s property (or a public place) can lead to a personal injury lawsuit. Spills, leaks, broken flooring, and rickety steps can cause anyone to suffer this type of injury.
  • Bicycle accidents: Riding a bicycle is a great way to stay healthy. However, riding a bike in the city of Bakersfield can be quite dangerous. Drivers don’t always look out for vulnerable bicyclists.
  • Defective products: You put your trust in the products you purchase. If a product malfunctions and causes you to suffer an injury, you can file a lawsuit against the product manufacturer, advertiser, retailer, and other entities (depending on the specific circumstances).
  • Rideshare accidents: Rideshare services are a convenient means of transportation for many. An accident while in a rideshare vehicle may permit you to file a Bakersfield personal injury claim against the driver, the rideshare company, and the insurance companies involved.
  • Motorcycle accidents: It’s not easy to spot motorcycles on the roads of Bakersfield. Drivers don’t always pay attention, leading to serious collisions that often cause traumatic brain injury, amputation, paralysis, and death.
  • Brain injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can occur as a result of many different accidents (car, motorcycle, bus, slip and fall, etc.).
  • Wrongful death: The loss of a loved one because of someone else’s negligence can lead to a wrongful death claim.
  • Premises liability: Property owners are required to keep their properties safe and free of hazards at all times. If you are injured on someone else’s property and you were legally allowed to be there, you could be eligible for a personal injury claim.

Personal injury claims can be brought on by a multitude of accidents, which is why you should always consult with an experienced and compassionate Bakersfield personal injury attorney at Dordulian Law Group immediately following your incident.

If you experienced a premises liability injury, don’t wait to file a claim. Contact our expert attorneys online or by phone for a free consultation today.

Does California Have a Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims?

There is a statute of limitations in place when filing a personal injury claim in California. The deadline for the majority of claims is two years from the date of the injury or incident. California allows for exceptions to this rule in rare cases. However, it is recommended that file your claim as soon as possible. With the assistance of a Bakersfield personal injury lawyer from Dordulian Law Group, your claim will be filed timely and in accordance with all laws and regulations.

How Does Comparative Fault Play Into a Personal Injury Case?

I was injured in an accident but was partly to blame.
Can I still recover damages from the other party?

The short answer to this question is yes. However, your role in the accident must be determined, and in the event that you were partly responsible, a correlating percentage of blame will be assigned to both parties. For example, if the court assigns you 10% blame for the accident, any award you receive will likely be reduced by 10%. With the help of an experienced Bakersfield personal injury lawyer from Dordulian Law Group, we will gather all evidence and develop a strategy to help rightly prove that you were not at fault for the accident.

The Potential Outcomes of a Personal Injury Claim

When you suffer an injury in a Bakersfield accident, a personal injury attorney will explain that there are typically two potential outcomes of a successful claim: a settlement or a verdict.

When filing a personal injury lawsuit, you will be the plaintiff and the at-fault party will be the defendant. The lawsuit puts forth the claim that the defendant acted negligently, which led to your injuries.

In cases where a settlement is the best option (which includes the vast majority of claims), your Bakersfield personal injury attorney will help you negotiate an appropriate award for damages with the defendant or defendant’s insurance company. A written agreement will be signed by you and the defendant. The agreement informs the defendant that you will not file a lawsuit in the future – related to the incident in question – in exchange for the settlement.

In some cases, when a settlement cannot be reached, a trial will ensue. At Dordulian Law Group, we are always prepared to take a case to trial if it is in the best interest of the client and will lead to an increased damages award. We never settle for less than a maximum allowable financial damages award.

Ready to file a claim and pursue justice through a financial damages award? Our expert attorneys are available online or by phone now.

What Types of Damages Can I Recover in a Bakersfield Personal Injury Lawsuit?

The main goal of a personal injury lawsuit is to recover damages for your injuries. When you suffer an injury because someone else was negligent, you should not have to pay for your medical bills, surgeries, renovations to your home if you are wheelchair-bound, therapy, or any other related expenses.

The Bakersfield personal injury attorneys from Dordulian Law Group will evaluate your case and explain which types of damages you are eligible to recover when filing a personal injury lawsuit. There are four main categories of recoverable damages in a personal injury claim:

  • Wrongful death: These damages take effect when the victim of the accident did not survive and the family members left behind wish to file a claim for negligence or ill intent. When negligence or harm leads to a wrongful death, your family can obtain compensation for the decedent’s medical bills, funeral expenses, burial, loss of income, and more.
  • Special damages: Special damages are only present in certain cases, including those where the victim was injured so badly that he or she is unable to return to the workforce. Special damages can include rent, lost income, relocation costs, car bills, and more.
  • Punitive damages: Punitive damages are very rare in personal injury cases, as many criteria must be met. These specific damages are awarded by a judge in an effort to punish the defendant for any particularly heinous actions. For punitive damages to be awarded, your personal injury attorney must prove that the defendant acted purposely and with the intent to cause an injury, including wanton disregard for another’s well-being.
  • Monetary damages: These damages are the most common in a personal injury lawsuit and include compensation for medical bills, ambulatory services, lost wages, property damage, and any other expense related to your injury.

The types of damages you can recover in a personal injury case can vary based on the specific facts of the incident, including degree of responsibility, severity of injuries, type of injuries, etc. That’s why it is important to seek legal counsel from a qualified Bakersfield personal injury lawyer from Dordulian Law Group. Call us today at (626) 329-4488 to schedule a consultation. We will fight aggressively to recover all applicable damages for your injuries – both physical and psychological.

How Long Does it Take to Settle a Personal Injury Claim?

How Long Does it Take to Settle a Personal Injury Claim?
There is no definite timetable for settling a personal injury claim or reaching a verdict in cases that go to trial. Each case is different and there are various factors that can play a role in how much time is required to reach a conclusion. The willingness of the defendant to negotiate can delay the outcome of a claim and may require that your case be brought to trial. This is a rare scenario, however, as most cases are settled out of court.

When a settlement or verdict is reached, you will be issued a check anywhere from 90 to 120 days following the agreement being reached. In order to receive the check, you will need to sign a release stating you will not seek legal action against the defendant in the future for this specific incident.

The Dordulian Law Group Bakersfield personal injury attorney representing your claim will receive the check. It will then be deposited into a trust account at the firm and a check will be sent to you from that account shortly thereafter.

Schedule an appointment online for a free consultation today, or call us directly to speak to our top-rated, expert car accident attorneys.

Will an Insurance Company Take Care of my Personal Injury Claim?

It is in your best interest to only work with an experienced and compassionate Bakersfield personal injury attorney from Dordulian Law Group. Insurance companies are in the business of making money, which means issuing the lowest possible damages award to you for any injuries or expenses. At DLG, we are familiar with all the tactics insurance companies will use to reduce a payout. Our team of dedicated professionals includes former insurance industry insiders who have years of experience fighting against injured victims. Now, those same industry insiders are fighting for injured victims as members of the Dordulian Law Group team.

Though they may insure you, insurance companies are not necessarily on your side or working to protect your interests. Even though you have paid your premiums regularly without missing a due date, the insurance company will always look out for their own best interests.

The insurance company will make every effort to award you the lowest possible settlement. Often, this is done without even knowing the full extent of your injuries or the circumstances surrounding the incident. You should never make a statement to an insurance adjuster without first speaking to a personal injury attorney from Dordulian Law Group.

Do I Really Need a Bakersfield Personal Injury Attorney?

Do not make the common mistake of failing to hire a Bakersfield personal injury attorney who will fight as your dedicated advocate. An experienced attorney from Dordulian Law Group understands the law, can provide an honest assessment of your case, and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Our team works on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not pay for our services until we secure compensation for your injuries. Don’t let insurance companies lowball you or try to discredit your injuries when you can secure representation via a skilled Bakersfield personal injury lawyer from Dordulian Law Group.

Fighting For Victims' Rights
Licensed Clinical Therapist On Staff
Former Deputy District Attorney

Why You Should Hire Dordulian Law Group

The Bakersfield personal injury attorneys at Dordulian Law Group are prepared to take every case to trial if necessary. Our experienced lawyers have a 98% success rate and have secured more than $100 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. With more than 40 years of combined experience, your case will be handled with the utmost professionalism and respect, allowing you to focus on recovering from your injuries. We fight vehemently for all of our clients no matter how they were injured.

Have you suffered an injury in an accident? Did you lose a loved one because of the negligent actions of another person? If so, it’s time to speak with the top-rated and highly skilled Bakersfield personal injury attorneys from Dordulian Law Group.

Call our office at (626) 329-4488 or complete a contact form online to schedule a consultation. You will not pay anything until you receive maximum financial compensation for all eligible damages.

Personal Injury Cases

Dog Bite attorney

Car accidents

Truck Accidents

Slip and fall accidents

Motorcycle accidents

Bicycle accidents

premises liability

Wrongful Death accidents

Sexual Abuse/Assault Cases

Sexual Assault/Abuse

Child abuse

Sexual harassement

Rape Victims Attorney

Boy Scout Sexual Abuse

Uber Sexual Assault Lawyers

Child Sexual Abuse


Client Review

“They were very professional and fought hard for me. Two seperate cases and two seperate wins. Would highly recommend Dordulian Law Group and would hire them again if needed in the future.”
Lillie J.
Client Review

Ready To Share Your Story? Our Legal Team Is Ready To Listen. Schedule A Consultation Below Or Give Us At Call Us at (626) 329-4488

    Please prove you are human by selecting the truck.

    About Us

    Our law firm in Bakersfield CA advocates for victims of personal injury, sexual assault, and employment disputes concerns.

    Recent Cases

    Learn more about our Glendale attorneys’ recent work.

    Do You Have A Case?

    Contact us now to schedule a free consultation.

    Client Reviews

    Our clients can vouch for our dedication and determination.

    Go See Sam