Nadrich & Cohen represents drunk driving accident victims who have been injured in drunk driving crashes in Fresno, CA.
Fresno saw 945 accidents from 2011 through 2020 where the primary cause was an intoxicated driver, according to UC Berkeley data. Being injured by a drunk driver is an unfortunate risk one assumes every time they drive on the streets of Fresno.
If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a DUI accident, a drunk driving accident lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover money to compensate you for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain, suffering, wrongful death and more.
Our drunk driving accident attorneys do not charge any legal fees unless and until we obtain a financial recovery for our clients. This means that you will never owe us any money unless we recover money for you in your drunk driving accident case. The only fee we charge the victims of drunk drivers is a percentage of any money we recover for them. You will never owe us any money out of pocket. You will never owe us any upfront fees.
We help those injured in drunk driving accidents get to doctors when they can’t afford medical treatment. We can get you to doctors who will not charge you any money to treat you until your case ends. Doctors provide this service to our clients because we have a long-established track record of getting great results for our clients. Doctors know that when our clients hire us, we will recover financial compensation for our clients which our clients can pay their medical bills with when their drunk driving accident cases are over.
Call the drunk driving accident lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen today for a free consultation. You can also text us from this page. You can also fill out the free case evaluation form on this page. Call us today so we can fight to obtain the compensation and justice you deserve.
Do I Need Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys?
Anybody in California who is injured when it’s someone else’s fault has the option to be their own lawyer. Most of those who choose this option have very little money in damages or are worrying about how much a drunk driving accident attorney will cost. Nadrich & Cohen do not charge a fee unless we recover money for you, so you do not need to be concerned about how much we cost. You will never owe us a single penny out of your own pocket.
If you have suffered serious injuries, we will ensure you receive top-notch medical care via our partnerships with some of the best professionals and medical institutions in California. In addition, clients of Nadrich & Cohen may benefit from:
A Personal Investigator
We thoroughly and promptly gather any evidence necessary to prove that someone else is at fault for your accident and injuries.
If we don’t win your case, we won’t charge you a penny.
We can negotiate with an insurance company for you in order to make sure your car gets replaced or repaired.
Full Legal Service
Our legal team will work together with a network of professionals in fields like accident reconstruction, life care planning and mechanical engineering.
We will make sure you are kept updated through the entire legal process.
Competent, Aggressive Negotiation
Your lawyer will recover the largest settlement possible for your drunk driving injury claim by aggressively negotiating with insurance companies for you.
If you have been involved in an accident involving a driver with a blood alcohol content over the legal limit, you might not be able to deal with insurers. Our Fresno drunk driving accident lawyers will lighten the load on you, letting you prioritize recovering from your injuries. In addition, studies demonstrate that injury victims who hire a lawyer receive far more money than those who don’t, even after taking legal fees into consideration.
What Happens To Those Who Don’t Hire Lawyers After Drunk Driving Crashes?
Those who don’t hire legal representation after drunk driving crashes are very likely to end up only recovering a small percentage of what they’re actually legally entitled to in compensation for their injuries. The two reasons for this are that insurance companies won’t respect you if you don’t have a lawyer and that insurance companies are experts at tricking injury victims into saying things that incriminate them.
You Won’t Be Respected By Insurance Companies If You Don’t Have A Lawyer
California law holds people financially liable for injuries caused by their negligence. This means a drunk driver’s insurance company is legally obligated to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering and more if you were injured because of an accident the drunk driver caused.
However, just because they’re legally obligated to pay for all of your damages doesn’t mean they will. In fact, they simply won’t unless you make them.
How can you make them? The only ways are by threatening to or actually filing a lawsuit. The thing is, insurance companies have a lot of money. They can afford extremely expensive lawyers. They know you can’t win a lawsuit against them if you don’t have a lawyer of your own. Thus, even if you threaten a lawsuit or file a lawsuit, they simply will not respect your ability to win if you don’t have a lawyer. This means that as long as you don’t have a lawyer, they’ll never offer you the money you deserve for your injuries. They’ll offer you a tiny fraction of what you’re legally entitled to and dare you to take them to court over it.
By hiring experienced lawyers with a reputation for success in court like Nadrich & Cohen, though, you tell the insurance companies you mean business. You tell them you can sue them and you can win if they don’t offer you a fair settlement. Almost every single one of our drunk driving accident cases gets settled out of court because insurance companies know about our reputation for success. Insurance companies know that if they don’t offer you a fair settlement amount, they will waste expensive legal fees in court only to lose against us and have to pay you what you deserve anyways.
Calling us today gives you the best chance of an insurance company actually offering you all of the money you’re legally entitled to under California law.
Insurance Adjusters Are Very Good At Getting You To Incriminate Yourself
The one thing you absolutely shouldn’t do after being injured in a drunk driving accident is speak with the at fault party’s insurance company. This is extremely dangerous. You need a lawyer to talk with the insurance companies for you.
The reason why is insurance companies train adjusters to trick injury victims. They train them to talk to injury victims on the phone while the call is being recorded, then manipulate the injury victims into saying things that imply fault for an accident or that imply that their injuries are not as severe as claimed.
If you fall for these tricks, and it is very easy to do so, it will drastically impact the amount of compensation you are entitled to. It will allow the insurance company to pay you less money or no money at all for your injuries.
Don’t let insurance companies trick you into incriminating yourself. Let a lawyer talk with the insurance companies for you. Call us today so we can handle all communications and negotiations with insurance companies for you.
What Things Can Nadrich & Cohen Get Me Financially Compensated For?
There are many types of financial compensation available in a drunk driving accident case. These include compensation for:
Compensation for medical expenses usually makes up the bulk of a drunk driving accident claim. This includes compensation for any bills you’ve already incurred and any bills you can be reasonably expected to incur in the future. So, if you will need future medical treatments due to your injuries, we can recover money to compensate you for those future medical bills.
If you are temporarily unable to work due to your injuries, we can help recover money to compensate you for the wages you’re unable to earn. If you have to take time off from work to get your injuries treated, we can recover compensation for the time you took off work. If you are left unable to work again or unable to work in the field you used to work in again, we can recover money to compensate you for any loss of or reduction of your earning capacity related to your drunk driving accident.
Pain And Suffering
The injuries sustained in drunk driving accidents can be quite painful. They can also lead to a lot of mental suffering, like post-traumatic stress disorder. We can help you recover financial compensation for any physical pain and mental suffering which result from your drunk driving accident.
If your car was damaged or totaled in your drunk driving accident, we can help get it repaired or replaced. We can also recover compensation for any other property damaged or destroyed in your accident, such as property in your vehicle at the time of the accident.
We represent the families of those who die in fatal drunk driving accidents. If you lost a loved one to such an accident, we can file a wrongful death claim on your behalf. The families of victims of fatal car accidents may recover compensation for their loved ones’ medical bills, pain, suffering, funeral bills and burial costs. Wrongful death claims can also include compensation for the loss of loved ones’ income, love, companionship and household services.
How We Hold A Drunk Driver Responsible
The State of California’s legal system regarding motor vehicle accidents is fault-based. Victims, in order to hold other parties accountable for injuries resulting from a drunk driving crash, need to prove that other parties are liable for a drunk driving collision. Liability in drunk driving accident claims is based on negligence. Negligence is not exercising reasonable care in order to prevent harm. In cases involving an auto accident, there are many examples of negligence, from distracted driving to unsafe lane changes to speeding.
One example of negligent driving is intoxicated driving. This form of negligence is one of the worst forms of negligence behind the wheel. It is common for drivers with too high of a blood alcohol concentration to commit numerous forms of negligence simultaneously while driving. Impaired drivers more commonly speed, have trouble avoiding distractions, have difficulties keeping their attention on their driving, and violate traffic laws. Because of this, you might think it’s very easy to establish that drunk drivers are liable by filing a personal injury claim. It is not always easy, though.
An insurance company and a defendant will often aggressively defend cases involving DUI accidents. They will do anything from trying to prove the victim was partially at fault for the motor vehicle accident to undervaluing the damages the victim suffered. A successful personal injury case such as a drunk driving case is built on a steady foundation of well-presented, reliable and compelling evidence. A DUI accident lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen can put together for you an effective, strong legal claim. Evidence which is relevant for a DUI accident victim can be one of many types of evidence. Some kinds of evidence commonly used to prove that other parties are liable in drunk driving car wreck claims include:
- Arrest records
- Police reports
- Drunk driving convictions
- Evidence from criminal trials
- Witness testimonies
- Accident photos
In California, the concept of comparative negligence exists. Because of this, insurance companies and defendants might attempt to assign partial blame for an accident on a victim of accident injuries. If they successfully do this, it reduces the amount of their financial liability. It also reduces the financial compensation which is available to the injury victim. Drunk driving car accident victims need to aggressively fight back against any unjust claims that they are partially at fault for car accidents. A DUI accident attorney at Nadrich & Cohen can protect your financial interests and legal rights by carefully presenting and assembling evidence that proves that a drunk driver is fully responsible for your crash.
Call us today for a free consultation if you or a loved one was injured in a drunk driving accident in Fresno. We have been representing drunk driving accident victims for over 30 years and have recovered over $350,000,000 for our clients.