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 Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Slip-And-Fall 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
Fresno is a community that prides itself on hard work and family life. Those qualities must sometimes be protected when property owners, careless drivers, or negligent employers put others at risk and end up getting them hurt.
If you or a loved one are seriously injured due to the carelessness of someone else, contact a Fresno Personal Injury Lawyer with the experience to demand what’s fair from national corporations, local employers, and anyone else who may be liable for your suffering.
Discuss your case with attorney Martin Gasparian, the founder of Maison Law in Fresno, for a free consultation that comes with no obligation. Mr. Gasparian worked for major corporations and dealt with some of the biggest insurers in the world. He now uses his knowledge to make sure everyday people aren’t taken advantage of by corporate lawyers and insurance adjusters. He believes that every client should work directly with their lawyer, get honest advice, and the personalized attention to detail their case deserves.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I sue my employer for a workplace injury in Fresno?
Often no, but you may be able to sue others. If you get hurt at work, in most cases the Department of Labor will pay you benefits through workers’ comp and you won’t be allowed to sue your employer. However, if your injury was due to another party’s negligence, such as a tool or a safety-equipment manufacturer, then it might be in your best interest to file a third-party lawsuit.
Will my injury case end up in court?
It’s unlikely. Insurance agents for at-fault companies, drivers, and proprietors don’t usually want a case to end up in front of a judge and jury because of the costs involved. If they see that you are willing to take them all the way to court over your claim they will usually be motivated to make a fair compensation offer to avoid a court date.
Can emotional anguish factor into a wrongful death claim?
Yes. The trauma of suddenly losing a family member will be a devastating experience. A child or a spouse will be without a loved one as they try to continue on with life. The costs of psychological counseling and care can be included in any compensation received. The loss of the emotional and financial support the deceased would have provided over his or her lifetime can also be considered.