Did you or a loved one suffer a personal injury in Fresno, CA? Was it someone else’s fault? You might have a case to hold them responsible for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. The Fresno personal injury lawyers with M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers are ready to help you from start to finish.
Since our firm was founded in 2013, we’ve collected over $400 million on behalf of injury victims throughout Southern California. We’re confident in our ability to handle any personal injury case and are willing to do what it takes to maximize your compensation.
Click here to contact us in Fresno, California, or feel free to give us a call at (559) 853-4863. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.
How M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You After an Accident
Accidents can happen to anyone at any time, but that doesn’t make them any easier to deal with. You might have medical bills on top of other financial expenses, plus you might be out of work. And that’s on top of your mental, physical, and emotional pain and suffering. The last thing you should have to worry about is how you’ll hold the responsible party accountable for the harm they’ve caused.
Instead, Let M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers go to bat for you while you rest and recover. Our Fresno personal injury lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience and have secured multiple million-dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients. When you hire us to represent you, we will:
- Conduct an internal investigation to determine who is responsible for your injuries
- Gather evidence to bolster your case for compensation
- Keep you apprised of your case’s progress at all times
- Negotiate on your behalf with the other side to reach a fair settlement
- Take your case to court and trial if necessary
- Protect you from accusations that you’re to blame for the accident
Those are just a few of the ways we can help you after a personal injury in Fresno. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case. Contact us today to get started.
How Common Are Accidents in Fresno, California?
Unfortunately, accidents in Fresno County, California, seem to be on the rise. It was recently reported that traffic deaths as of January 2022 were 75% higher than in January 2021.
In addition, data from the Fresno Police Department indicate that there are usually around 30 fatalities in just the City of Fresno alone each year. There are usually around 3,000 collisions per year in the city, with around 1,100 of those resulting in injury.
Considering the popularity of the area and its favorable weather, this data might not come as a complete surprise. But people every day are injured in accidents in Fresno, California. M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers can help you get back on your feet if you’ve recently suffered an injury.
We Handle All Personal Injury Cases in Fresno, California
The Fresno personal injury lawyers with M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers have seen it all when it comes to personal injury cases. After all, our attorneys have over a century of combined experience. Some of the practice areas we have experience in are:
- Car Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Brain Injuries
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Truck Accidents
- Product Liability
- Slip & Fall Accidents
And many more. Call us today for assistance with your case. Our Fresno personal injury attorneys are ready to get started.
How Much Is My Fresno Personal Injury Case Worth?
Because every personal injury case involves different facts and circumstances, it is difficult to assign a value to your case without hearing the details. However, some factors that tend to influence how much a case is worth include:
- How much evidence there is to support your case
- Whether you share any blame for the accident
- The type and severity of your injuries
- Whether you suffered any emotional and mental distress
- The terms of your and the other party’s insurance policy
Feel free to reach out to us today to discuss your case. We offer a free initial consultation and can provide you with a more personalized answer to your case’s value at that time.
What Damages Can I Recover After My Accident in Fresno?
There are three categories of damages that you can recover after a Fresno accident: economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages.
Economic damages help you recover from the financial losses you’ve incurred due to your injury. Examples are things like medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.
Non-economic damages, also known as “pain and suffering” damages, are meant to compensate you for the consequences of your injury that are more difficult to quantify. Some examples are emotional distress, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment in life.
Punitive damages are usually not awarded in personal injury cases, but they are available if the defendant’s conduct was especially appalling. These damages “punish” the defendant for their actions and deter others in society from engaging in similar behavior.
Our Fresno personal injury lawyers work to maximize the damages you receive after an accident. Contact us at your convenience for more information.
What if I’m Being Blamed for My Accident in Fresno?
In most cases, you’ll be blamed for the accident that caused your injury – whether it’s an insurance company or the other party to your case.
California follows a pure comparative negligence doctrine when it comes to assigning fault. Under this doctrine, you can still receive compensation even if you are partially at fault. Your financial award can be reduced based on your percentage of fault.
Let’s say that you are awarded $200,000 for your injury, but you are found to be 25% at fault. You would then receive $150,000, or the full amount minus your percentage of fault.
When you hire M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers, we make sure to fight back against accusations that you’re at fault for your injury. Call a Fresno personal injury attorney today.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit in California?
Every state has a statute of limitations that sets the deadlines for when lawsuits must be filed. If you miss the deadline for your case, you lose your chance to obtain compensation from the court system.
In California, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years in most instances. However, there are exceptions. If you’re suing a governmental entity, you’ll usually have just six months to file suit. In other situations, the statute of limitations can be paused or tolled – for example, if the person you want to sue flees the state.
Please contact us as soon as you can if you’re not sure whether the statute of limitations has passed in your case. We can let you know during your free consultation.
How Do I Prove Negligence in My Case?
Negligence, which basically means the same thing as “carelessness,” is how fault is established in most personal injury cases. In order to win your case, you will usually have to prove that the other party was negligent. There are four legal elements required to prove negligence:
- Duty. You’ll have to prove that the other party owed you a duty of care given the circumstances. Drivers owe a duty of care to other drivers by way of staying safe on the road, for example.
- Breach. This element means proving that the other party’s conduct breached that duty of care. An example is running through a stop sign.
- Causation. You will also have to prove that the other party’s actions caused your injury. There are two types of causation in this context, actual and proximate.
- Damages. This last element entails proving that you suffered harm due to the defendant’s acts.
One or more of these elements will be at issue in almost every Fresno personal injury case. Our attorneys are highly experienced in handling negligence claims and can do the same for you.
How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost in Fresno?
It will cost you nothing upfront to hire a Fresno personal injury lawyer with M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers because we work on a contingency fee basis.
The way this payment system works is that we will take our fee as a percentage of your financial award. We only make money if you do, and so our interests will be aligned with yours. If you’re awarded $1,000,000 from a jury for your case, and we agreed to a 40% contingency fee, we would receive $400,000.
The terms of the contingency fee arrangement will depend on the facts of your case. Usually, the percentage will be between 33 and 40%. Contact us today for details on how the contingency fee will play out in your case.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Fresno Personal Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one were injured in a Fresno, California accident, you have just one chance to file a claim or lawsuit and hold the at-fault party responsible for their actions.
Make the most of that chance and hire M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers. Put more than a century of combined experience and more than $400 million collected in your corner. Our Fresno personal injury lawyers are standing by to take your call. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers
8050 N. Palm Ave., Suite 300
Fresno, CA 93711