Hiring the Best Fresno Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Case

Suffering a serious personal injury or car accident is a life-changing experience. Most accidents occur because of some factor beyond your control, adding to the feelings of fear and uncertainty. If this describes you, it may be time to hire one of our Fresno personal injury lawyers to advocate for full and fair financial compensation. 

Especially during such a difficult time, the sheer number of options for hiring an attorney can be overwhelming. Nevertheless, it is important to choose the best attorney for your case. At GJEL, our personal injury attorneys provide a compassionate and personalized approach to all our clients.

Our firm has the resources and expertise you can only get with more than 40 years of representing Fresno clients. In that time, we’ve recovered nearly $1 billion for our clients while maintaining a 99% success rate. If you’re looking to hire a Fresno personal injury lawyer, contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.

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Experienced Attorneys, Inside the Courtroom and Out

It is not enough that an attorney has years of experience representing clients; any attorney you hire should also have years’ worth of experience in the courtroom in Fresno courts. While the vast majority of cases are settled out of court, your attorney should always be prepared to file a lawsuit, go to court, and litigate on your behalf when a fair settlement cannot be reached otherwise.

We are comfortable in the courtroom presenting your case before judges and jurors.

Having trial experience is critical if a case does go to trial; an attorney who is not comfortable in the courtroom and does not have a relationship with judges, police officers, expert witnesses, clerks, and others who are often involved in the court process may be less successful when it comes to winning a case.

iring the Best Fresno Personal Injury Lawyers with Great Results, Feedback, and Experience

Advertising is one of the most common ways that Fresno personal injury lawyers attract clients. In fact, it is so common that it is almost impossible to escape it. However, just because you see many ads promoting a law firm does not necessarily mean that that law firm is right for you.

Ask Them About Their Results

Ask the lawyer to provide you with information about their past case results. If the law firm has a history of losing (or doesn’t want to tell you), why would you want to work with them? At the offices of GJEL Accident Attorneys, we’re proud of the fact that we’ve recovered over $950 million for our clients. Whether your case is worth $100,000 or $1 million, we’re here to fight for you.

Read Client Testimonials

Choosing a lawyer you like is just as important as choosing one with the right experience. You want to work with someone who is trusted, has a good reputation with clients, and works hard. Client testimonials can give you an impression of the attorney’s skills and whether they are compassionate, dedicated, and enjoyable to partner with. You can read our client testimonials and reviews on our website.

Ask About the Attorney’s Expertise

Of course, you don’t want to hire an attorney just because they are friendly; you want to work with someone who has the experience necessary for a win—both inside and outside the courtroom. At GJEL we know how to reconstruct an accident and show the jury who was responsible for causing it. Our expertise and substantial resources have helped us remain one of the top-rated personal injury law firms in the country.

We Are Committed to Our Clients, No Matter Where They Are in Fresno

We know that quality is far more important than simply being “near you.” If you are worried about the fact that you will not be able to travel to the office of the lawyer you want to hire due to your injuries or lack of transportation, remember that a good personal injury attorney who really cares about their clients will come to you.>

At GJEL, we will travel to your location when circumstances prevent you from coming to ours, and we offer after-hours and weekend appointments too. Additionally, our phone lines are open 24/7; you can call our law firm at any time to make an appointment or ask us questions.

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What We Do—Cases Our Fresno Personal Injury Lawyers Handle

As California’s fifth largest city, it is no surprise that Fresno experiences its fair share of traffic accidents. Even if everyone drove safely, the sheer number of cars and trucks on the road means collisions are all but inevitable.

Unfortunately, many people do not drive safely. Nearly 60% of Californians reported being hit or nearly hit by drivers texting while driving; nationally, more than 3,000 people lost their lives in car accidents caused by distracted drivers. When the worst happens, having a personal injury attorney fighting for you can make all the difference. Medical bills quickly add up, and for many victims injured in car accidents, a settlement is their only hope of staying out of debt.

At GJEL, our Fresno accident attorneys have the experience you need when it comes to car accident settlements. We’ve handled hundreds of cases involving motor vehicles, including

  • Car accidents,
  • Rear-end and hit-and-run cases,
  • Motorcycle accidents,
  • Truck accidents,
  • Scooter accidents,
  • Bicycle accidents,
  • Pedestrian accidents, and
  • Wrongful death cases.

With the rise of ridesharing services, including the motorized scooters you might see downtown, we’ve seen a rise in injury cases involving these services. While they may be convenient, they are not without risks. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident, contact us today to see how we can help you.

Beware of Fresno Personal Injury Law Firms that Engage in Online Spam and Fake Reviews

Unfortunately, fake reviews are possible, and companies—including law firms—sometimes resort to unscrupulous practices like this in order to attract business. It can be difficult to spot fake reviews, so pay attention to language (real reviews are typically more moderate in praise), research the reviewer if need be, check how many reviews are available and when they were posted (too many at once can be a red flag), and check multiple review sites, not just the lawyer’s website.

Remember, the best law firms out there don’t need to engage in online spam and fake reviews to attract clients. That’s why GJEL is committed to providing solid information for the community and those who are injured, skillfully representing clients and relying on word-of-mouth marketing because our results speak for themselves.

Common Injuries in Car and Motorcycle Accidents

Even minor collisions can result in serious injuries, especially if they are left untreated. As a result, seeking medical treatment is extremely important. Some of the most common injuries in car accidents happen to the brain, which can have life-altering consequences

Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are one of the leading causes of death following a car accident. Concussions are a common form of TBI that may not be immediately obvious to someone injured in a car accident. Unfortunately, depending on the severity of the injury, TBIs can lead to long-term or permanent damage that significantly affects someone’s life. If that’s the case, having a qualified brain injury lawyer can help you maximize your recovery. Medical costs and rehabilitative expenses quickly add up.

Particularly in motorcycle crashes, motorists can also experience severe damage to their spinal cord, sometimes resulting in partial or total paralysis. Like brain injuries, spinal cord injuries are extremely serious; motorcycle crash survivors may suffer from permanent disability.

These kinds of injuries can have a large impact on the damages available. After discussing the details of your case, a motorcycle accident lawyer can advise you of your options and outlook moving forward.

Internal Injuries, Broken Bones, and Fractures

The impact of a crash often causes internal injuries, such as bruising or bleeding, that may not be immediately obvious. This is one reason why obtaining medical care as soon as possible is so important. 

Additionally, vehicle crashes even at moderate speeds may be enough to break a bone. Older drivers in particular may be susceptible to fractures. These injuries may result in additional complications if left untreated.

No matter what kind of injury you suffer, obtaining medical treatment is also crucially important to your potential settlement. Clear medical records from the time of the accident can have a significant impact on the valuation of your claim, especially if the injury has long-term consequences.

How Much Should I Ask for In a Personal Injury Settlement?

The damages available and what your initial demand should be will depend on many of the facts specific to your case. Your age, occupation, and injuries, among other things, will factor into your ultimate demand. No matter what, we’ll do our best to get you the most possible.

What Kinds of Damages Are Available?

In a personal injury case, a court may award both compensatory and punitive damages. Compensatory damages are the most common and cover things like current and future medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning potential, and pain and suffering. A court may award punitive damages as well if the defendant’s negligence was particularly egregious.

How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take?

There are a lot of moving parts in a personal injury case, and the time before your settlement can vary significantly from case to case. If a case settles out of court, it can still take up to a year before you receive any money. If a trial is necessary, it may take even longer.

Will My Case Go to Trial?

A vast majority (more than 90%) of cases settle outside of court. However, whether because of the case’s complexity or some other factor, many cases still go to trial. After an initial consultation, our attorneys can advise you on the outlook of your case and your best strategy going forward.

What Happens If Someone Dies in an Accident?

Holding the responsible party accountable for a wrongful death is one way many families find some closure after a terrible accident. California law allows the family of a deceased person to recover damages through a wrongful death lawsuit. These lawsuits help families deal with funeral costs and other financial burdens that exist after unexpectedly losing a loved one. If you’re interested in learning more, speak with a wrongful death lawyer today.

Can I Recover Damages If I Was Partially to Blame for an Accident in Fresno?

The short answer is yes, you can recover damages even if you are at fault in an accident. California is a pure comparative negligence jurisdiction, which means an injured plaintiff can still recover damages even if they were 99% at fault. The catch is that the court will deduct the plaintiff’s level of fault from the total damages awarded. For example, if a jury awards a plaintiff $500,000 but the plaintiff was 50% responsible, the plaintiff will receive only $250,000.

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6073 N Fresno Street #101, Fresno, CA 93710

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