Anybody who has been seriously injured in a car accident in or around Fresno is going to be in need of an experienced and effective car accident lawyer who is going to help them preserve their rights and pursue full compensation under California law. Every auto accident case is different, and every victim of an auto accident is different too. There is no “one size fits all” legal approach to injuries resulting from car accidents. Any number of variables can figure into an accident’s cause and the injuries resulting from it. That’s why victims should consult with and retain a Fresno car accident lawyer with a broad background in the many types of auto accidents that can occur. By doing so, victims are assured that their right to full and fair compensation for their injuries is fully protected.
Proper Case Preparation
The law only gives injury victims one chance to pursue compensation for the injuries and damages that they suffered as a result of the carelessness and negligence of somebody else. From the moment that a victim is injured in an auto accident, it’s extremely important that the processing of a claim or lawsuit be handled professionally. Proper documentation of evidence and damages is pivotal. Strict deadlines must also be met. A claimant’s failure to meet them can result in forever losing the opportunity to be compensated for his or her injuries. Given the fact that medical bills from an accident and lost time from work can range from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the fact that permanency of an injury can range from occasional to permanent and constant disability, the legal and personal perils of failing to retain quality counsel and advocacy are too risky.
As reported by the Fresno Bee, Fresno ranks 15th in the nation’s worst cities to drive in, and it ranks fifth in drunk drivers. Aside from those drunk drivers, Fresno ranked 18th for traffic tickets, 24th for speeding tickets and 31st for accidents. That’s not a very good traffic safety record at all for a city that’s just a bit larger than Omaha. Here are just a few of the common causes of auto accidents in and around Fresno:
- Distracted driving.
- Drunk driving, drugged driving or a combination of the two.
- Following too closely
- Driving too fast for weather or traffic conditions.
- Disobeying red lights and stop signs.
- Sudden lane changes at high speeds.
These types of carelessness and negligence result in a wide variety of serious injuries like traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, multiple fractures, internal organ damage, torn knee and shoulder cartilage and severe permanent scarring. Call police and paramedics to the scene of your accident and seek emergency room treatment. After that, contact us to obtain a free consultation and case evaluation. We want to hear what happened to you. We’re going to answer your questions too and advise you of your best course of legal action to pursue compensation. No legal fees at all are even due unless we obtain a settlement or award for you. Call 911, seek treatment and call us after being injured in any auto accident in or around Fresno that was caused by the carelessness and negligence of somebody else.
Distracted Delivery Drivers
While delivery services, like Uber and Lyft have become a staple in the Fresno community, these drivers are often more distracted than other drivers on the road. Whether they are looking at their rideshare ap, having a conversation with a customer, or trying to navigate with their GPS, their eyes are not always glued to the road. This can lead to a dangerous situation for drivers sharing the same streets.
We work with clients who have been injured in accidents with delivery drivers. Some of the companies we defend against are: