Fresno Car Accident Lawyer
Highway 99, which was named the most dangerous highway in America in 2018, runs right through the heart of Fresno, CA. The experienced car accident attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen can help you pay for your medical bills, lost wages and more if you’ve been injured in a car accident in Fresno.
You’ll never get a fair offer from the other driver’s insurance company without a lawyer. Insurance companies know, respect and fear our name, which is why virtually all of our cases end up being settled out of court for the full, fair value of our clients’ damages.
Our services are free unless we obtain you a recovery, in which case we will only charge a small percentage of your recovery as our fee.
Call us now at (559) 241-0411 for a free consultation. You may be entitled to a financial recovery. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, fill out the “Do I Have A Case” form on the right or engage with one of our Fresno personal injury lawyers.
Do I Really Need A Car Accident Lawyer?
Insurance adjusters will not respect you if you don’t have an attorney representing you. They will not give you fair offers to compensate you for your injuries because they will not respect you.
Insurance adjusters are also trained by insurance companies to use every trick in the book to attempt to reduce the insurance company’s liability in an accident. Adjusters are trained to trick and manipulate people into saying things that either implicate their fault in an accident or implicate a lack of fault on the part of their insured. Do not talk to the other driver’s insurance company; leave this to an experienced car accident attorney like the attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen.
Insurance companies don’t just respect us, they fear us. This is why we’ve consistently obtained policy limits settlements for our clients since 1990. The insurance companies know that we will make sure they honor their policy in court, so they settle to avoid legal fees.
Let us take on the hassle of dealing with the insurance companies for you so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
Negligence: The Heart Of A Car Accident Claim
Negligence is not using reasonable care to prevent harm, according to CACI No. 401. Acting and not acting can both be negligent. One is negligent when they do what a reasonably careful person wouldn’t or don’t do what a reasonably careful person would.
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.
We are the experts at proving negligence in car accident claims. Our decades of vast experience mean we have a vast network of the best experts who can meticulously recreate your accident scene and prove that it resulted from someone else’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 happened, someone was hurt and the negligence was a substantial cause of that person being hurt.
Common Examples Of Negligence
Speeding and not keeping alert and attentive are common examples of negligence. It is negligent to drive with non-functional equipment like lights or brakes, and it is typically negligent to lose control of your car. Failing 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 lights 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.
It is negligent to fail to follow the laws of the road.
What Is Comparative Negligence?
Under comparative negligence, 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 plaintiff in order to reduce their own liability.
This concept is established by CACI No. 405 in California.
Highway 99: The Most Dangerous Road In America
ValuePenguin named Highway 99 the most dangerous road in America in 2018. They found that the highway saw 62.3 fatal accidents per 100 miles, and that the deadliest city along the highway was Fresno, with 34 fatal accidents.
Why Is Highway 99 So Dangerous?
Dark roads and drunk drivers are big reasons why Highway 99 is so dangerous. ValuePenguin ranked the highway first in fatal accidents per 100 miles in dark areas without lighting available and second 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.
The Tule Fog is another reason why Highway 99 is so dangerous. This radiation fog, which occurs when high relative humidity, calm winds and rapid cooling at night combine, typically forms from November through March and can extend from Bakersfield to Red Bluff, a distance of over 400 miles.
The Tule Fog can reduce visibility dramatically, to under ten feet, according to the NOAA.
Types Of Recoveries
We can recover 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.
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 to accommodate a disability.
We can recover punitive damages for you in certain cases, like drunk driving.
Fresno Car Accident Attorneys
Our tough, battle-hardened car accident lawyers are not only experts at obtaining policy limits settlements for car accident victims, but they also have a database of the best doctors who work on a lien. This means that we can get you the very best treatment for your injuries, and the doctors won’t even charge you until your case is over.
Call us now at (559) 241-0411 to see why we’ve recovered over $350,000,000 on behalf of our clients. You may be entitled to financial compensation if you were injured in a car accident in Fresno.