Fresno’s Personal Injury Lawyer
Just as every person is unique, so is the nature and extent of the injuries that they suffer. Many factors and variables are involved in personal injury cases that influence their outcome. The best way to handle a specific type of personal injury case differs with the unique facts and circumstances surrounding it. If your accident occurred in or around Fresno, you’ll be in need of an established Fresno personal injury lawyer with extensive experience in the successful representation of seriously injured clients.
What Our Clients Say
Types of Personal Injury Accidents in Fresno
Many of our clients retain us to represent them after they’re injured on roadways in and around Fresno. Here are some of the types of motor vehicle accident cases that we represent them in:
- Car Accidents
- Truck and 18-wheeler crashes
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
Not all accidents involve motor vehicles though. We also have broad experience representing victims in the following types of accidents:
- Premises liability accidents like slip-and-falls and trip-and falls at commercial and government properties and private residences. Premises liability might also involve merchandise falling from high above in big box stores or inadequate security at hotels, casinos or special events.
- Defectively dangerous products like air bags that don’t deploy, defective seat restraint systems and dangerously defective machinery.
- Accidents caused by uninsured and underinsured motorists.
- Wrongful death when the carelessness and negligence of one person caused the untimely death of somebody else.
Compensation and the Timeline
The amount of any compensation that a personal injury victim might receive often depends on the damages that they have incurred. Some of the damages that California law recognizes are medical bills, lost earnings, permanent disability or disfigurement, pain and suffering and diminished enjoyment of life. The time line of a case depends on the type of claim that is being asserted, the nature and extent of the victim’s injuries, the facts and circumstances surrounding the accident and the amounts of any insurance policies that might cover the occurrence. Some cases might resolve fairly quickly. Others might take more than two years to finish. Even crowed court calls can get in the way of cases. The one thing that is certain in serious personal injury cases is the fact that these types of cases are far too complex for the injury victim to handle alone. An experienced and effective Fresno personal injury attorney will be needed to obtain a fair and reasonable disposition.
Don’t Help the Opposition With Its Case Against You
Don’t be surprised if an adjuster from the opposing insurance company contacts you shortly after your accident “just to check in on you.” Don’t believe a word of that. Shortly into the call, he or she will then ask you for a recorded statement “just for purposes of clearing up liability.” Don’t believe a word of that either. The purpose of that call and request is to use your own words against you in the future to attack your credibility. You might even be accused of malingering. California law doesn’t require you to give an opposing insurer any kind of a statement without an attorney present on your behalf. Politely refuse to give any kind of a statement. After that, call us to arrange for a free consultation and case evaluation.
Fresno’s Personal Injury Lawyer
It’s not going to cost you a penny for us to be retained to represent you in your personal injury case. That’s because we represent clients in these types of cases on a contingency fee basis. We’re not paid a single penny of legal fees unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for them. Under those circumstances, California law requires a written retainer agreement. On the basis of the facts surrounding a case, we decide whether we enter into any such retainer agreement with an injured person.
If you were injured in any kind of an accident in or around Fresno as a result of the negligence of somebody else, you can contact us to arrange for a free consultation and case review. After you tell us what happened, we can answer your questions and advise you of what the best legal option for you might be. If we enter into a retainer agreement with you, be assured that your case is in the hands of skilled lawyers who are dedicated to obtaining a positive and favorable outcome for you.