Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers

3003 N Blackstone Ave
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Fresno, CA 93703
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Fresno Car Accident Lawyer

Highway 99, a dangerous highway, runs right through the heart of Fresno, CA. If you suffered injuries from a car accident on Highway 99 or elsewhere in Fresno, one of the car accident attorneys at our firm can help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more.

You might not get a fair offer from the other driver’s insurance company without a lawyer. Insurance companies know and respect our name. This is why many of our cases settle out of court for the fair value of our clients’ damages. Our services are free until we obtain compensation for you, in which case we will only charge a small percentage of your recovery as our fee.

The Benefits of Having a Car Accident Lawyer in Fresno for Your Case

An insurance adjuster may not serve you fairly if you don’t have an attorney representing you. They might not make a fair offer to compensate you for your injuries.

Insurance companies also train insurance adjusters to use every trick in the book to attempt to reduce the insurance company’s liability in an accident. Adjusters are trained to get people to say things that either implicate them in an accident or imply a lack of fault on the part of their policyholder. 

Do not talk to the other driver’s insurance company; leave this to a car accident attorney like those at our firm serving Fresno. Let us take on the hassle of dealing with the insurance companies for you so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.

Additional Benefits of Having a Lawyer

By leaving your case in the hands of an attorney from our firm, you won’t have to worry about any of the tasks involved in building and defending your case. Some of these tasks include:

  • Collecting evidence for your case, such as the police report, traffic camera footage, and bystander pictures of the accident scene
  • Corroborating your evidence with witness and experts testimonies, such as a testimony about your injuries from a medical expert
  • Determining what your damages are and the monetary value of your non-financial damages, like your physical pain
  • Establishing the other party’s fault in your case
  • Defending you from accusations about your own fault in your case
  • Negotiating your settlement with the insurer
  • Litigating your case if the insurer isn’t compliant
Fresno Car Accident Lawyers

We Will Prove Negligence in Your Fresno Car Accident Case

Negligence is not using reasonable care to prevent harm, according to CACI No. 401. Acting and not acting can both be negligent. A person is negligent when they act or fail to act in a way that differs from how a reasonably careful person would act. Negligence is important in your case because proving it leads to compensation for you.

A driver and their insurance company are liable for any damages, including injuries and the resulting medical bills, that result from the driver’s negligence.

CACI No. 400 instructs jurors on what must be proven for damages to be awarded based on negligence. It states that it must be proven that negligence was a factor, someone was hurt, and the negligence was a substantial cause of that person being hurt.

Examples of Negligence That Could Be Relevant in Your Car Accident Case

Speeding and not keeping alert and attentive are common examples of negligence. It is also negligent to drive with non-functional equipment, like lights or brakes, and it is typically negligent to drive in a way that lets you lose control of your car. Failure to obey right-of-way rules is negligent, as is driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

It is negligent to fail to use equipment, such as headlights properly, and it is negligent to drive on the wrong side of the road. Driving while fatigued or distracted by a cell phone is negligent too. It is also negligent to fail to follow the laws of the road.

What Is Comparative Negligence?

Under comparative negligence law in California, if a jury rules you were 30% at fault for an accident and the other driver was 70% at fault, your award is reduced by 30%.

Defendants in California must prove that the plaintiff was negligent and that said negligence substantially caused harm to the defendant to secure damages. To protect yourself from accusations about your own liability in the case, you must prove you were not negligent in your accident, and you did not contribute to the accident. 

Your car accident attorney in Fresno from our firm can help with this.This concept is established by CACI No. 405 in California.

Highway 99: One of the Most Dangerous Roads in America

Dark roads and drunk drivers are big reasons why Highway 99 is so dangerous. The highway ranks highly in fatal accidents per 100 miles in dark areas without lighting available, and in fatal accidents involving a drunk driver per 100 miles.

A CHP officer told ABC 30 he wasn’t surprised the highway was named the most dangerous in America, adding he’s made countless DUI arrests on the highway.

Tule fog also forms along this highway, which can reduce visibility dramatically, to under ten feet, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Types of Recoveries You Could Face in a Fresno Car Accident Case

Your lawyer could recover economic and non-economic damages for you. For example, we can recover economic damages like medical bills, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity for you if you were in an accident in Fresno. We can recover damages for pain and suffering, property damage, and emotional injury as well.

Property damage, out-of-pocket expenses, and rental car expenses are damages we can recover for you, as are damages for disfigurement, inconvenience, or any modifications to your home or vehicle you may need to accommodate a disability.

We could also recover punitive damages for you in certain cases, like drunk driving cases. Such cases can involve gross negligence, making it possible to recover punitive damages.

Wrongful Death Recoveries

In cases involving loss of life, it’s possible to recover wrongful death damages. If you lost a loved one in a car accident, we’re very sorry this happened to you and your family. Recompense may help you support your family during this difficult time and into the future. Some of the wrongful death damages you could claim are:

  • Loss of companionship and love
  • Lost emotional and financial support in your family
  • Funeral costs and related damages
  • Any of your loved one’s unresolved damages
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish

Our experience helps us prove negligence in cases like yours. We also have a vast network of professionals who can meticulously recreate your accident scene and prove that it resulted from someone else’s negligence.

The Statute of Limitations for California Car Accident Lawsuits

In California, there’s a statute of limitations that applies to filing car accident lawsuits and other personal injury lawsuits. Meeting the filing deadline in the statute is necessary if you want to preserve your case and pursue compensation. One of our firm’s Fresno car accident lawyers in California can help you meet the deadline for your lawsuit.

The filing deadline for a personal injury suit is two years from the date of an incident, according to CCP § 335.1. According to the same code, the filing deadline for a wrongful death suit is two years from the date of the loss of life.

The Fresno Car Accident Attorneys at Our Firm Are Ready To Help You

Our Fresno car accident lawyers have obtained many policy limit settlements for car accident victims, and also have a database of the best doctors. We can get you the very best treatment for your injuries.

Call Nadrich & Cohen now to see why we’ve recovered over $350,000,000 on behalf of our clients. You can also email us at info@personalinjurylawcal.com or fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form on the right. Your consultation and case review with us will be free, and if you choose to hire one of our attorneys, you won’t pay them anything unless they recover compensation for you.

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