PERSONAL INJURY / WRONGFUL DEATH / MAJOR ACCIDENTS
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Bakersfield Accident Lawyer
WHEN WE TAKE A PERSONAL INJURY OR WRONGFUL DEATH
CASE, ATTENTION TO DETAIL IS OUR PRIORITY
Unlike many other personal injury firms, every case we accept is handled directly by Mr. Osborn, rather than administrative staff, paralegals and junior attorneys. We are unique amongst personal injury and wrongful death firms in that we limit the number of cases we take on so that we may give each of our active clients the attention to detail they deserve. Our clients appreciate this approach and our record is better because of it. Helping the injured obtain justice is our passion. This is what we do and we do it well. Although many attorneys and law firms boast about their successes, very few can match our track record. Since our office was established in 2008, we have obtained compensation for our personal injury and wrongful death clients in 100% of the cases we have handled from beginning to end.
At Osborn Law our motto is “Excellence in Obtaining Justice for the Injured.” Over the years we have lived up to this by prevailing against against some of the finest attorneys and law firms in the nation. Our personal injury and wrongful death clients come to us because they know we have the knowledge and resources to level the playing field against large insurance companies and corporations who value profits over safety and justice. In virtually every case we handle, our clients face a large insurance company or corporation that refuses to fairly compensate them for the damages they have caused. We take pride in our ability to use the law and the courts as the great equalizer in restoring normalcy and justice to our clients’ lives.
Trust is everything
We Are Here to Help
At Osborn Law, our mission is to help our personal injury and wrongful death clients obtain justice. Personal injury is what we do and we do it well. We handle personal injury and wrongful death cases arising out of a wide variety of accidents, including car accidents, truck and big rig accidents, motorcycle accidents, and accidents involving spine and brain injury. Although many personal injury attorneys boast about their successes, very few can match our proven track record.
EXPERIENCE you can count on
Bakersfield lawyer Timothy M Osborn is widely recognized as an industry leader in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death law. Since the inception of the firm in 2008, Osborn Law has obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our personal injury and wrongful death clients. Here are just a few examples.
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Since the inception of the firm in 2008, Mr. Osborn has obtained millions of dollars in
settlements and verdicts for his personal injury clients. Here are just a few recent examples.
Co-counsel in a jury trial involving a tank explosion at a power plant in which the plaintiff suffered catastrophic orthopedic injuries.
Represented the family members of an individual who died of a severe traumatic brain injury in an auto-related accident.
Major motor vehicle accident involving numerous catastrophic injuries. Liability initially disputed but ultimately admitted.
Client was hit head-on by a big-rig tractor at a high rate of speed. There were no eye-witnesses to the accident.
Represented individual in an inter-pleader action arising from a separate lawsuit between several major produce companies.
Represented family in a premises liability/wrongful death lawsuit against a large multinational corporation.
Represented the parents of a deceased young man in a wrongful death lawsuit against a bar and restaurant.
Client was rear-ended by a pickup truck that was owned by a cement contractor.
“My wife and I were seriously injured in a hit and run automobile accident in the spring of 2012. Dealing with our injuries, treatment issues and the resultant financial strain was a very difficult challenge and dark time in our lives. Prior to receiving a recommendation to discuss our case with Mr. Timothy Osborn we…
“Shortly after Mr. Osborn began working on our case we started to see things happen, our hope began to return and frustration faded. Tim and every member of his staff are completely professional, courteous, caring, compassionate, understanding, capable, intelligent, and results oriented. The Osborn Team stays a step ahead. They are no nonsense at all…
“Tim is a phenomenal attorney. Tim is an attorney who truly cares about his clients. He kept us well updated on the status of our case, and never made us feel like our questions and concerns were a burden. We highly recommend Tim for any personal injury case!”
“Tim successfully represented my family in a wrongful death case and a separate insurance bad faith case against a major insurance company. They both involved six figure settlements. He treated us with respect and did an excellent job of keeping us informed throughout the entire process. I strongly recommend Tim.”
“Extremely professional and diligent! Tim went above and beyond as our attorney. We also really appreciated how approachable and down to earth he was!”
“I was lost and didn’t know what to do. Tim made it effortless… Literally. All I had to do was show up and he did the rest. He kept me informed through the entire process. As soon as he had something to tell he was on the phone to tell me the news. I will…
“Mr. Osborn handled my case in a very timely and professional manner, I was kept up to date with my case on a regular basis. Answered all questions to satisfaction, and was very easy to keep in contact with. I would and will recommend Mr Osborn in the future. Thanks again Mr Osborn for your…
“Awesome Attorney! Great experience! Kept me informed at every turn, answered every phone call, explained EVERYTHING to me, worked aggressively on my behalf and got me the highest settlement possible on my case. Would recommend him to anyone who needs legal advice or representation!”
“Mr. Osborn immediately put me at ease and was very easy to communicate with. He dealt with my legal matter very quickly. I would highly recommend him and would return to his practice in the future. His staff was also extremely friendly.”
AFTER AN ACCIDENT THERE ARE MANY QUESTIONS THAT MUST BE ANSWERED. HERE ARE SOME OF THE MOST COMMON INITIAL QUESTIONS THAT OUR PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH CLIENTS HAVE, ALONG WITH OUR ANSWERS TO EACH.
Insurance companies nearly always seek to pay as little as possible to resolve personal injury and wrongful claims. The bottom line is that insurance is big business, and the priority for most insurance companies is to maximize their profits. They accomplish this by collecting as many premiums as possible from their insureds, and at the same time paying the lowest amount possible to resolve personal injury and wrongful claims. With this in mind, insurance companies frequently try to take advantage of personal injury and wrongful death claimants that do not have legal representation. And, unfortunately, they usually succeed. This is because they have superior resources, teams of attorneys and investigators, and a better understanding of the legal system than most personal injury and wrongful death claimants.
The only way to level the playing field is to retain an experienced personal injury law firm with a proven track record. We are that firm. Since our inception, we have obtained compensation for our personal injury and wrongful death clients in 100% of the cases that we have handled from start to finish. We are recognized as an industry leader by our peers and respected by our past clients. Insurance companies know that we have the resources and legal know-how to keep them honest and that we will take them to trial if they are not.
Please do not let big insurance take advantage of you. Give us a call so that we may tell you more about how we can help.
Yes. Typically we conduct a free initial telephone consultation and then, where appropriate, we follow up with an additional free in-person consultation.
Yes. Whether you hire us or not, our consultations are always 100% confidential.
You will never pay us out of your own pocket. We work on a “contingency fee” basis. This means that we do not get paid unless we obtain a settlement, jury verdict or some other form of compensation for you. In the event that we do, we take a percentage of that compensation as our payment. That percentage varies from case to case, but typically it ranges from 25% to 40%. We consider this the most honest way to do business because we do not get paid unless we succeed on your behalf.
Yes. If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should hire a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident. There are several reasons for this. First, your attorney will take over communication with the other party and his/her insurance carrier so that you can focus on getting better. Your attorney will also work to secure vital evidence that may otherwise be destroyed or disappear if you delay in hiring one. In addition, an experienced personal injury attorney will provide valuable advice to help you navigate your way through the often-overwhelming maze of doctors and other healthcare providers on your way to recovery. Finally, every case has a time limit. This is commonly known as a statute of limitations or “limitations period." If you do not file suit within the applicable limitations period, you will likely be legally precluded from pursuing a claim in court thereafter. Hiring an attorney as soon as possible, and within the limitations period, will ensure that your lawsuit is timely filed and preserve your right to pursue your claim in court if necessary.
No! In most instances the other party’s insurance company will contact you within days after your accident and it is common for them to request that you provide a recorded statement. This often proves problematic for the injured party because they are in a great deal of pain, may be disoriented or medicated, and generally are not prepared to accurately provide information regarding the accident and their injuries. For this reason, it is typically advised that you refrain from speaking with the other party’s insurance company until you have hired your own attorney. From that point, your attorney will handle communication with the insurance company so that you can focus on recovering. Remember, you are not obligated to provide a statement to the other party’s insurance company and in fact you are not even required to speak with them at all.
At the outset of a personal injury or wrongful death claim, it is virtually impossible to estimate the value of the case with any meaningful accuracy. This is because there is usually not enough information available in the beginning. The value of most personal injury and wrongful death claims is typically determined based on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the strength of the evidence establishing the other party’s fault, the nature and extent of the claimant’s injuries, the amount of the claimant’s past and future medical expenses and the amount of the claimant’s past and future wage loss. As your claim proceeds and this information is gathered, your attorney should be better equipped to estimate a value range for your case. However, you should be aware that it is never possible to put an exact value on a personal injury or wrongful death case because it is impossible to predict with 100% certainty exactly how a jury may decide your case.
Absolutely. All of our personal injury and wrongful death clients are provided with Mr. Osborn’s personal contact information and encouraged to contact him whenever necessary, including weekends and any time, day or night, during the work week. Unlike many other firms, we are highly selective in the cases we take on so that we can give each of our active cases the attention they deserve. One of the things that sets us apart is the unprecedented access our clients have to their attorney. You will never have to fight through an army of paralegals, secretaries or junior attorneys to get to Mr. Osborn. Mr. Osborn will handle your case personally and will always be just a phone call away.