1. $2,150,000 Motorcycle Accident

  2. $1,150,000 Truck Accident

  3. $750,000 Uninsured Motorist Claim

  4. $3,000,000 Defective Products

  1. $750,000 Truck Accident

  2. $4,000,000 Automobile Accident

  3. $1,000,000 Motorcycle Accident

Helping Accident Victims Rebuild Their Lives

An accident that causes serious personal injury can place an overwhelming burden on you and your family. You may be dealing with medical bills, financial issues, and a long and painful recuperation. At a time like this, you need help from lawyers who know how to recover the financial compensation you need to move forward with your life.

At McKnight and McKnight Law, APC, in Bakersfield, California, we are a family of personal injury lawyers who represent and advocate for people who have suffered injuries in car, truck and other types of motor vehicle accidents. We also represent families who lose family members in fatal accidents. Insurance companies hire lawyers to protect their interests following an accident. We see our job as protecting the interests of our friends and neighbors in California’s Central Valley.

Regardless of how you were injured, we will evaluate your case in a free initial consultation. Please do not hesitate to contact us to learn how we can help you.

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you probably face a long and painful recovery.

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Commercial Truck Accidents

If you have been injured in a truck accident, it’s important to get immediate legal assistance.

 

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Wrongful Death

There are few events more personally and emotionally devastating than the loss of a loved one or family member in a fatal accident.

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Personal Injury

We represent people who are injured by the negligence of others, such as unsafe property conditions and defective projects.

Helping Clients Recover The Compensation They Need

Our law firm is known for handling complex cases involving serious injuries. Our lawyers have recovered multimillion-dollar settlements and damage awards for clients who have been injured and for families that have lost loved ones in accidents, including:

Helping Clients Recover The Compensation They Need

Our law firm is known for handling complex cases involving serious injuries. Our lawyers have recovered multimillion-dollar settlements and damage awards for clients who have been injured and for families that have lost loved ones in accidents, including:

  • Car accidents Was a driver distracted by cellphone use or speeding?
  • Truck accidents  Did a truck driver violate truck safety laws?
  • Motorcycle accidents Did some turn in front of you when you had the right of way?
  • Wrongful death Was a driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs?
  • Unsafe property conditions  Did a property owner fail to safely maintain a premise or make repairs?
  • Defective products Were you injured by an unsafe product?
  • Oil field accidents Did a company violate state or federal safety laws?
  • Construction accidents Were there dangerous conditions or negligent actions at the construction site?

To protect your rights following an accident, it is important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible. Insurance companies begin their investigation immediately, and crucial evidence in your favor can be destroyed, lost or disappear within the first few days after an accident if you or your attorney do not take steps to preserve it.

To protect your rights following an accident, it is important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible. Insurance companies begin their investigation immediately, and crucial evidence in your favor can be destroyed, lost or disappear within the first few days after an accident if you or your attorney do not take steps to preserve it.

For more than 30 years, serving the needs of injured residents throughout California’s Central Valley.

Meet Our Attorneys

Benton F. McKnight

Benton F. McKnight earned a degree in Business Administration from Biola University. He graduated from the University of Southern California Law School in 1985. After practicing law for a large civil defense firm in Los Angeles…

Cleve D. McKnight
(Of Counsel)

Cleve D. McKnight (Of Counsel) graduated from Biola University with a B.S. in Business Administration and earned his Juris Doctorate from Hastings Law School in 1984. Cleve McKnight is a past president of the Kern County Trial Lawyers and has spoken…

Meet Our Attorneys

Benton F. McKnight

Benton F. McKnight earned a degree in Business Administration from Biola University. He graduated from the University of Southern California Law School in 1985. After practicing law for a large civil defense firm in Los Angeles…

Cleve D. McKnight
(Of Counsel)

Cleve D. McKnight (Of Counsel) graduated from Biola University with a B.S. in Business Administration and earned his Juris Doctorate from Hastings Law School in 1984. Cleve McKnight is a past president of the Kern County Trial Lawyers and has spoken…

Let Our Family Help Your Family

Contingency fee representation: We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means we are not paid unless we successfully collect money for you. We advance the cost of the litigation. The advanced costs are waived if we do not make a recovery on your case unless otherwise agreed in writing in advance.

Contact Experienced Auto Accident Lawyers

To discuss your case with our personal injury lawyers, call 661-578-5669, or fill out the contact form on this website.

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