Personal Injury / Serious Injury Lawyers

Our law practice was established by James L. Faulkner, a Bakersfield native in 1974.   Since then, James L. Faulkner Law Offices has successfully represented injured persons in negligence cases against the defendants represented by large insurance companies, corporations, and governmental entities.  The firm expanded to Kathleen Ellis Faulkner in 1987 and Matthew James Faulkner in 2001 who have continued the fight for proper compensation for their injured clients.  Matthew J. Faulkner has taken a lead with his immense ability to grasp new technology to present very complex issues.

No case is too complex for us to handle. Faulkner Law Offices has recovered millions in verdicts and settlements for clients in a variety of cases, including:

  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Burn Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Crippling by Defective Medical Devices
  • Muscular skeletal injuries
  • Fraud

Our firm recovers for financial losses resulting from another’s reckless and careless or intentional wrongdoing. We work to recover money in compensation for our clients’ immediate and long-term medical care, the pain and suffering incurred, lost wages and lost earning potential.

Achieving Financial Recovery After Serious Injuries and Wrongful Deaths

Our family works with your loved ones to understand all your losses so that a jury can understand the full impact of the losses you have suffered

In your free initial consultation with an attorney at our office, we will:

  • Help you decide the level of harm you have suffered and what your avenues of recovery might be. You can trust that you will speak with a real attorney who cares about your situation. You will know that we are the real lawyers that will speak to you from day one to the day of trial. You will not have to worry that we will drop you if the case does not settle, like many of the phone book and internet lawyers that don’t care about you as a person. When we take a case, we never give up until we achieve the most satisfactory result for you.
  • We spend the time needed to explain the process of bringing a personal injury lawsuit or wrongful death claim on a one on one basis.

Experienced Injury Attorneys Serving Bakersfield and Kern County

What may seem a contrary to common sense, it is on you, the injured person, to prove your case. Seldom is this an easy task. That is why most people contact a personal injury attorney to handle their claim or to take their case to court. A person’s decision whether they want to pursue a personal injury lawsuit comes with a lot of introspection. Most people find that they want to do it themselves, but the insurance companies are unreasonable. We usually find people contacting us wondering why an insurance company would only pay less than their medical bills. In fact, we have found that insurance companies only push people so that they can get the best deal for themselves. They do not care about the people that their insureds have hurt. They would rather see if they could drag out the settlement process until people just give up.

There are serious catastrophic cases where this is not an issue, but for the most part, insurance companies try to make people fold to the lowest offer they make. They try to make people accept less than they should. They try to push people down to an unfair settlement to their claim to where they give up and take less than they should.

That is where we come in. You need an experienced attorney to help you with the process so that you are not railroaded by them. So many times we have seen people come in at the last minute because insurance companies have strung them out too far. You must help yourself. Even if you don’t want to hire our firm, please make sure that you protect your rights right away. Don’t let the insurance companies lead you out to the end of your statute of limitation to the point that there is nothing more that you can done. That is their plan. That is what they do.

We have the experience and the resources to fully investigate your case. Evening and weekend appointments are available. We will come to your home or the hospital if you are unable to come to our office in Bakersfield.

Our work is based on the model that we invest in you and your case until it resolves. We collect no fees unless we recover damages for you.

Remember this one thing: You have been harmed and you need the best representation to recover your full compensation.

Our firm’s promise to you: If you decide to work with us, we will do everything possible to get the best result for you and your family.