A Fresno car accident lawyer is needed if you have been involved in an auto accident in Fresno, CA. Our Fresno personal injury attorneys are always ready to file lawsuits against all responsible parties to seek just recourse for your damages. Auto accidents are the chief cause of bodily injury in the United States. Victims who have suffered harm from auto accidents are entitled to financial recovery for all damages incurred including all current and future medical costs, loss of income, property damage, and mental anguish.
About Us: Our personal injury law firm is dedicated to providing victims of auto accidents in Fresno and across the San Joaquin Valley including the cities of Madera, Clovis, Sanger, Reedley, Dinuba, Selma and Kerman. We have the resources and experience necessary to handle numerous types of auto accidents including: head on collisions, multi-vehicle accidents, rear-end auto accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle crashes, bicycle accidents and truck crashes. Below you will find important legal and factual information regarding auto accidents and how to recover financially for your injuries and receive the medical attention you need. If you have any further questions after reading this article feel free to contact our law offices. All consultations are provide free of charge and our accident lawyers will travel to Fresno and nearby cities like Madera, Sanger, Reedley, Clovis, Dinuba, Selma and Kerman to meet with you.
Steps to Follow If you Have Been Involved on an Auto Accident:
There are several important steps which you should follow immediately after an auto accident in order to protect your legal right to compensation for the injuries and damages you have suffered.
Step One: If injured seek medical attention immediately. Contact 911 or your local paramedics (fire department) and have them transport you via ambulance to the nearest hospital emergency room. Swift medical attention and treatment for your injuries without a prolonged gap in medical treatment can play a significant role in establishing the fact that you did in fact suffer injuries from the auto accident.
Step Two: Contact the police department and make sure they take down and file a Traffic Accident Report or TCR. Traffic Collision Reports are regarded as hearsay evidence and thus are not admissible in the court of law. However they can help gather the important evidence necessary to establish liability and insurance coverage at the time of the accident.
Step Three: Gather your own evidence from the at-fault party. If possible and reasonably safe to do so ask the at fault party for their insurance information, drivers license info, registration documents and phone number.
Step Four: Take pictures of the scene of accident, including pictures of the damage to all vehicles involved. Roadway signs, the intersection where the accident took place, any potential road hazards such as pot holes and climactic conditions at the time of the accident, are also good evidence so ideally you should take pictures of those too. Anything that could help to prove your case should be photographed so that if you end up filing a lawsuit, you can show the jury the pictures to make your case stronger.
Step Five: Retain witness information. If there are any witnesses to the accident make sure to take down their contact information including their name and phone number. Again, this is so that your case becomes stronger. For example, if the other driver claims that you ran the red light, a witness statement could be a critical element of your case to prove that you did not run the red light.
Step Six: DO NOT speak with any insurance adjusters regarding the accident or your injuries. Any statement you make to them can and will be used against you to lower or eliminate any chance you have of recovery. If the insurance adjuster calls you to obtain statements, tell them you are not ready to make a statement and you are hiring an attorney.
Most Dangerous Intersections in Fresno and Clovis California: Based on extensive research we have compiled a list of the most dangerous intersections in Fresno and Clovis:
5 Five Most Frequent Tactics Used By Insurance Companies to Deny or Reduce Your Right to Recovery:
First and foremost you must realize that insurance companies do not have your interest in mind, regardless of whether they are your insurance provider or the insurance of the other parties involved in the collision. The interests of insurance companies and their employees are to earn a profit by not paying victims their rightful claims. To maximize their profits, they will do whatever it takes, including anything dishonest or unethical, to get rid of you and not pay you. Below is a list of the most common tactics used by insurance providers to reduce or eliminate your right to recovery under the law.
Common Injuries Resulting from Auto Accidents
Below is a list of the most common injuries associated with auto accidents.
Timing Deadline – Statute of Limitations for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in California
Under California state laws victims of personal injury including auto accidents have two years from the date of an accident to file a civil lawsuit for financial recovery. Failure to file will result in the loss of your rights.
Financial Damages Compensation for Victims of Auto Accidents:
Car accident victims are entitled to financial recovery for all damages incurred. Below is a list and brief explanation of damages that can be recoverable for victims of personal injury in California.
Attorney Consultation Available Free of Charge:
If you have any further legal questions regarding a recent auto accident or if you would like a free consultation regarding your case from one of our attorneys feel free to contact our offices. All legal consultations and case reviews are conducted by our Fresno accident attorneys 100% free of charge.
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