Fresno County Car & Bicycle Accident Attorney
Fresno County is home to one of California’s biggest cities, best ag land, and pristine parks. Maybe you were riding your bike in Giant Sequoia National Monument, or Kings Canyon National Park, or Sequoia National Forest, or Sierra National Forest, when you got hit by a driver not paying close enough attention. Or, maybe you were driving in your car on Highway 99, or Highway 41, or Highway 180, or Highway 168 through Fresno when you got run off the road by a big rig. Or, maybe you were on Highway 33, or Interstate 5 when you got hit by a tractor trailer. Or, maybe you were visiting friends when you got hit by a drunk driver riding your bike in Old Town Clovis. Or, maybe you slipped and had a traumatic brain injury at Wild Water Adventure Park, or Island Waterpark. Or maybe you got beaten up at a Grizzlies game, or at a concert at Save Mart Arena. If you got hurt, you’ll want one of the best personal injury attorneys in Fresno to fight for your rights.
What do I do if in a car or bicycle accident in Fresno County?
If injured in a Fresno County accident, you are likely contemplating: “What do I do next”? For starters, few injury victims realize that it is critical to your insurance/legal case –if not yourself– that you need to do everything you can to get better. It is crucial to do everything you can to get your life back in order. It won’t be easy. It won’t be fun. But, it is necessary for your life, well-being and your case.
We realize you didn’t volunteer to get involved in an accident. But, you can do everything in your power, to help yourself get better.
If injured in a Fresno County accident, you are likely contemplating: “What do I do next”? For starters, few injury victims realize that it is critical to your insurance/legal case –if not yourself– that you need to do everything you can to get better. It is crucial to do everything you can to get your life back in order. It won’t be easy. It won’t be fun. But, it is necessary for your life, well-being and your case. We realize you didn’t volunteer to get involved in an accident. But, you can do everything in your power, to help yourself get better.
Some are surprised to learn that the law says you have a duty to “mitigate damages” meaning you must do everything in your power to get as close as you can, to how you were before the accident. If you sit around, feeling sorry for yourself, not lifting a finger to improve your condition, you will make things worse for yourself, and your case. The defendant’s attorney will argue that you are a “malingerer,” a slacker, and a layabout to get a jury to conclude you are just trying to “hit the litigation lotto.” Additionally, litigation is tough, and the stronger you are, the better your chances of recovering. So, you want to make sure you work toward getting better.
Also, you want to make sure you are getting the necessary help you need. That includes seeing the right doctors, getting the right medical and restorative treatments, including having the right people advising you on what to do step by step. You deserve a team of compassionate, caring people looking out for you. That’s where the help from an accident injury lawyer in Fresno County can help you.
How can a Fresno County personal injury lawyer help me?
Good personal injury attorneys help injury victims get the right treatments, from the right doctors to help you overcome your injuries. Good personal injury attorneys can also help guide you through the process and ensure that your rights are protected. Unfortunately, some personal injury lawyers take on too many cases. They sign up anyone and everyone who walks in the door, send demand letters, and then try to settle the cases with minimal effort, for just enough money to cover the staff’s payroll who are really the people that process mass-market settlement cases with something left over for the attorney, without much concern for their clients.
We do things a little differently. We’re very selective with our cases. We review your free, confidential, case evaluation form. If we think we’re in a position to help, we’ll set up a free consultation. At the free consultation, we’ll ask you some questions about the facts, we’ll tell you a little about the law, and then we’ll tell you how we’d try to help you.
We are trial lawyers. We believe that the Seventh Amendment isn’t some after thought. We believe that the right to trial by jury was designed for regular people, and that corporate interests are afraid of it, so they have done everything they can to undermine it. So, we want to take your case to trial. If you are just looking for a quick settlement, we’re probably not the right fit for you. We will probably ask you to get ahold of some records for us to take a look at. We’ll probably want to see your medical records, and the police report. After we take a look at those, if we still think we’re in a position to help we’ll want to go over those records with you, and show us what we see, and why we think it can help us. We’ll also want to get to know you a little better. So, we typically go over your records in your house. That way when we talk to a jury about how you walk down a hallway full of pictures of you before the injury, we’ll know where to pause to look at the one picture that hurts you the most.
How much do personal injury lawyers in Fresno County cost?
Rather than charge expensive, hourly rates, most attorneys for injured people take cases on a contingency fee basis. That means that they get paid a percentage of whatever they collect for their clients. That’s what we do. We take cases on, without expensive retainers. We get paid a percentage of whatever we recover for you depending on when the case is resolved. If we can resolve your case without filing, we get 25%. If we have to file a lawsuit on your behalf, we get 33%. If we have to oppose a motion for summary judgment or go to trial, we get 40%. We front all your costs. That is why we have a “No Recovery? No Fee.” guarantee.
Can a Fresno County personal injury lawyer help me?
Maybe. We take serious injury, and wrongful death cases throughout the state. We take cases on a contingency fee basis. We front the costs. We offer a free, confidential, case evaluation form. The form goes straight to award-winning personal injury attorney, John McCarthy’s inbox. John reviews and responds to every inquiry, typically in less than 24 hours. If we think we’re in a position to help, we’ll offer you a free consultation. If we don’t think we’re in a position to help, we’ll provide you with resources to help you understand the law, find an attorney, and even represent yourself if you can’t find an attorney. Personal injury cases have strict statutes of limitations, some are even as soon as six months after the accident. So, why wait? Fill out your free, confidential, case evaluation form today.
OUR FAST, FREE, CONFIDENTIAL, CASE-EVALUATION FORM IS DESIGNED SO YOU CAN TELL YOUR STORY, DIRECTLY TO JOHNSTART AN EVALUATION
Your responses will go straight to John’s inbox. John will review and respond by the end of the business day. If John thinks he can help, he’ll email you a link to schedule a free consultation with him. If John doesn’t think he can help, he’ll email you resources to help you understand the law, find a qualified lawyer to help you, and take steps to protect your rights. No waiting around.