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Personal Injury Litigation, Including Wrongful Death and Nursing Home Abuse in the Fresno and Bakersfield Areas

If you have been injured due to the negligence or wrongful act of another, California law entitles you to compensation for your injuries. At Bourdette & Associates, our attorneys litigate many types of personal injury cases in the Bakersfield, Fresno, and greater Central Valley area. If, for instance, you are injured in a fall caused by a poorly maintained floor, the person or company who is responsible for the maintenance is legally liable for your injuries. In cases involving product liability for dangerous drugs and other types of personal injury, our lawyers can also help. If a drug company releases a drug that ends up being harmful such as Fen-Phen, Vioxx®, or Crestor®, the company is liable for the injuries caused. We have the experience and determination necessary to hold multi-million dollar drug companies accountable for the harm their drugs have caused.

Many personal injuries are caused by negligence, but many others are the result of a willful, malicious act. If you have been the victim of a crime, and suffered injuries, you can seek compensation in civil court in addition to any criminal proceedings. Another example of malicious personal injury is the increasing trend of nursing home abuse. Located between Bakersfield and Fresno in Visalia, California, the law firm of Bourdette & Partners is experienced in bringing nursing homes to task for the actions of their staff.

Remember that we litigate all types of personal injury cases. Listed below are some of the areas in which we have particularly extensive experience. To learn more about Bourdette & Partners, and to find out if you have a case, please contact our personal injury lawyers today.

Wrongful Death

Coping with the death of a loved one is incredibly difficult. The pain and stress are compounded when the death is the result of another person's reckless or willful act. The law firm of Bourdette & Partners is dedicated to helping people who are coping with a loved one's wrongful death in Bakersfield, Fresno, and the greater Central Valley. The law allows you to pursue compensation to help ease the financial burden following the death of a family member, as well as seek punitive damages imposed to punish the person or group who caused the death.

Legally, a wrongful death is any death resulting from the wrongful act or negligence of another person. This covers a wide range of cases. A preventable construction accident resulting in a worker's death, a fatal automobile accident caused by a drunk driver, a death caused by medical negligence, or a deadly condition resulting from a prescription of dangerous drugs are all examples of wrongful death. Bourdette & Partners is among the premier law firms litigating wrongful death cases in the area.

The law firm of Bourdette & Partners has more than three decades of experience in cases of wrongful death. We are experienced in these matters, pursuing the case with sensitivity to the needs and emotions of the family, but with a steadfast determination to see that justice is served, and that those responsible are held accountable.

If someone you love has been the victim of wrongful death in Fresno, Bakersfield, or the surrounding area, please contact Bourdette & Partners for a free consultation.


Nursing Home Abuse

Many nursing homes strive to live up to their name, providing a home-like environment for elderly people who need assistance with day-to-day living. In recent years, however, there have been increasing reports of nursing home abuse. The Bakersfield and Fresno-area law firm of Bourdette & Partners is dedicated to helping victims of nursing home abuse in Fresno, Bakersfield, and the greater Central Valley obtain the compensation they are entitled.

Nursing home abuse comes in many different forms, ranging from neglect to verbal, physical, and even sexual abuse. Nursing home staff may not pay adequate attention to the needs of a resident. For instance, they may fail to provide sufficient food and water, or neglect to keep the resident's bed and living area clean, resulting in bedsores and other health problems. Uncaring staff members may verbally berate your loved one, possibly even going so far as to intentionally do physical harm to the very people they are supposed to be caring for. If your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, our Fresno and Bakersfield area lawyers can help you hold the nursing home accountable for the actions of their staff.

Abuse and neglect can have dangerous consequences. A recent report produced by the office of Congressman Henry Waxman of California showed that, during a two-year period, 30 percent of U.S. nursing homes were cited for abuse. According to the report, more than one-fifth of those abuse citations were serious enough "to cause actual harm to residents or to place the residents in jeopardy of immediate death or serious injury." If you or a loved one has experienced nursing home abuse in Bakersfield, Fresno, or the surrounding area, contact the law offices of Bourdette & Partners, centrally located in Visalia, California.



Many accidents, perhaps even most, could be prevented if someone was paying more attention. Whether it's a construction company that ignores safety regulations, a driver who isn't paying attention, or a landlord who doesn't properly maintain a building, carelessness causes accidents. Legally, this carelessness is called "negligence," and the negligent party is responsible for any damage their carelessness has brought about.

Car and Auto Accidents

Car accidents can easily be caused by carelessness. Many people pay more attention to their cell phones, CDs, DVDs, and fast food inside their cars than they do to the road outside. This can be a recipe for disaster. If alcohol is added to the mix, the danger increases exponentially. Property damage and personal injury may tragically move into the realm of wrongful death. The Bakersfield and Fresno-area lawyers at Bourdette & Partners can help you recover damages if you have been the victim of an automobile accident caused by a negligent driver.

Construction Accidents

Another all-too-common type of accident is that involving a construction site, or construction equipment. Construction companies are responsible for the safety of their workers. If the company does not strictly enforce safety codes on the work site, and workers are injured as a result, the construction company may be held legally responsible. Construction sites create countless scenarios which can inflict serious personal injury and even wrongful death. Based between Fresno and Bakersfield, California, the attorneys at Bourdette & Partners can help you to obtain compensation if you or a loved one has been involved in an accident. Contact our personal injury lawyers today for a free consultation.


Toxic Materials

Modern chemistry has tamed toxic substances, putting them to use in a staggering variety of applications, from the manufacturing of plastics to industrial cleaning. Toxic substances are a fact of life in the modern age. It is, however, imperative that protection of workers and the general public be the foremost concern of companies that deal with dangerous chemicals.

Two industries that play a major role in the economy of California's Central Valley, the agriculture and oil industries, make ample use of dangerous chemicals. In the agriculture industry, pesticides and other toxic chemicals can pose a serious hazard to those who have frequent contact and inadequate protection. Likewise, toxic materials are a tool and a byproduct in the oil industry, from drilling to refining. People who work in these industries, or live near them, may suffer harmful effects from contact with the chemicals. These effects can range from skin rashes to respiratory problems to an increased risk of cancer.

Companies that deal with harmful chemicals are legally bound to keep their employees and members of the community safe from dangers of those chemicals. If they willfully or negligently expose people to dangerous materials, they are responsible for the damage they cause. If you or someone you love has suffered a personal injury due to exposure to toxic materials in the Bakersfield or Fresno areas, the law firm of Bourdette & Partners can help you seek the compensation you deserve. Contact our personal injury lawyers today for a free case evaluation.


Schedule a Consultation with Our Personal Injury Lawyers

If you would like to learn more about any of our practice areas, or if you have questions about your wrongful death, nursing home abuse, or any other type of personal injury case and would like to speak to an attorney in the Fresno and Bakersfield areas for a free consultation, contact our personal injury law firm today!


For a free consultation about your personal injury or wrongful death case, contact our office Fresno and Bakersfield today!

Bourdette & Partners
2924 West Main Street
Visalia, California 93291

Phone: 1.800.811.2003
Fax: 559.625.8491