Fresno Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers
Wilshire Law Firm
516 West Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93704
Tel: (559) 396-3826
Open Mon - Sun
Available 24 Hours
If you live in the greater Fresno area, and you or someone you know has sustained personal injuries due to an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. We strongly urge you to contact the award-winning accident attorneys of Wilshire Law Firm.
You need a team of personal injury lawyers who understand your situation. Wilshire Law Firm won’t back down from big business and powerful insurance companies, who will stop at nothing to withhold money from you and your family. Money that is rightfully yours! Our legal experts are the absolute best in Fresno and are available 24/7, 365 to take your call and give you a FREE, no-obligation case evaluation.
With a population of over 550,000, Fresno is the fifth largest city in California. Beautifully situated alongside the famous San Joaquin River, the name Fresno comes from the city’s famous ash trees. Fresno is synonymous with the banking and transportation industries. Home to the very first VISA card, Fresno was founded by the Central Pacific Railroad Company in 1872,
to serve as a major transcontinental commercial transportation hub. In recent years, Fresno’s population has grown, and with that influx of workers, and families, unfortunately, comes more potential for accidents and personal injuries.
Claim what’s rightfully yours, for you and your family
What you’re owed can’t be agreed upon with a single phone call from a sneaky, manipulative insurance adjuster. You need REAL, legal representation for you and your family and attorneys that will FIGHT the insurance companies, 24/7, until you get the justice you deserve. There is no excuse for what happened to you during the accident. Insurance companies will try to low ball you with a fast, easy offer – and it will look good at first – but you’re entitled to more than that.
Consider the costs of your recovery:
- Medical bills
- Mental health therapy
- Rental and replacement vehicle
- Emotional distress
- Potential PTSD
- New clothes
- Lost wages
- So much more
Our team can be reached 24/7, 365 at (559) 396-3826
Wilshire Law Firm is the best-rated accident lawyers in Fresno for one reason: we treat our clients like family.
Our bilingual team is the best in California at winning fair and just case resolutions for our clients.
We handle all types of personal injury cases. For a list of our most recent case type, please see out Practice Area page.
Some recent verdicts:
$17,120,000 - Verdict for an 85-year-old man who had his right leg amputated after being struck by a Southland Transit Inc. bus. The jury was convinced to award punitive damages on top of other damages.
$3,000,000 - Settlement for a motorcyclist who sustained neck and back injuries after being hit by a negligent driver at an intersection.
$1,500,000 - Settlement for a client who was initially offered a $10,000 settlement by the insurance company. We negotiated a $1,500,000 settlement for him-an astronomical 14,900% improvement.
We understand this may be an extremely difficult time for you and your family, but we are here to help.
There is no law firm in Fresno that is more:
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Don’t delay, call Wilshire Law Firm today!
It may be the most important phone call you ever make.
The best car accident attorneys in Fresno work at Wilshire Law Firm
Do you really think the insurance company has all these important costs in mind when they make you an offer? Do they truly have your family’s best interests in mind? The answer is no. Wilshire Law Firm has your best interests at heart, all the time. We’ve helped thousands and thousands of families get the justice they deserve for their car crash injuries, and we’re taking on new cases every day.
Car accidents happen, it’s what you do afterward that counts, life comes at you fast. Sometimes, faster than you ever imagined. The decisions you make in the immediate aftermath of your car crash, and months afterward, will have an everlasting effect on your daily life.
You need to:
- File a proper police report
- Seek proper medical treatment
- Call Wilshire Law Firm
As an auto accident victim, it’s extremely important that you take full advantage of all your options. Dealing with insurance companies on your own is your worst option. You owe it to yourself and your family to call the experts car accident lawyers of Wilshire Law Firm to receive a FREE, no-obligation case evaluation.
What should you do once you’re in a car accident?
Car accidents are shocking, stressful, and traumatizing. Prepare beforehand by bookmarking this page on your phone or leaving a print-out in the car so you have instructions on what you should do if you’re in an accident.
After a car collision, follow these steps:
- If able, move your car to a safe location out of traffic
- Once you’ve moved to a safe area, get out of the vehicle and check on the others involved
- No matter how minor an accident may be, call the police and give a statement
- While waiting for the police and ambulance, begin taking pictures of the scene: take pictures of the accident, any familiar landmarks, traffic signs, injuries you might have sustained. The more pictures, the better!
- Further, document your experience by writing down what happened in your own words
- Avoid speaking to the other party unless it’s to exchange information such as:
- Phone number
- Car make and model
- License plate number
- Insurance information
- Go see a doctor whether or not you feel pain. It’s better to be safe than sorry!
What should you avoid saying during an accident?
It may be tempting to apologize after a car collision, but a simple “sorry” can hurt a personal injury case if you decide to file a claim. In cases of car accidents, you should NEVER ADMIT FAULT or anything that could be construed as fault to the other driver, police, paramedics, or an insurance adjuster.
Though insurance adjusters say you should call them as soon as you can after an accident, it is better to wait until the adrenaline has faded away and your head is clear. In fact, we would recommend calling your attorney before calling your adjuster so they can help guide you.
Expert Fresno Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Riding a motorcycle involves sacrificing your safety for the ability to ride more freely on the road. This makes you vulnerable. Offset this vulnerability by learning what steps you can take in case of a motorcycle accident and how to contact the best motorcycle accident lawyers in California!
In Fresno, one can expect a commute, on average, to be 22 minutes. That’s 44 minutes traveling between work and home. You purchase a motorcycle to cut down on this time. But, ots.ca.gov reports a total of 2,807 accidents in Fresno, 148 of those involving motorcycles. These numbers may not seem like a lot, but consider that in 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 88,000 motorcyclists injured in the United States.
What to do if you’ve been in a motorcycle accident?
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, follow the steps outlined below to help you create a strong personal injury case.
First and foremost, stop your vehicle if need be and remain at the scene. Once you’ve stopped, check on everyone involved in the accident. If someone is injured, call 911. If no one is injured, still call 911 so you can make a statement, valuable evidence in any personal injury case. Exchange the following information with the other driver:
- Phone number
- Vehicle information
- Insurance information
Once this is done, avoid discussing the accident with the driver. You don’t want to say something that could be used against you if you decide to file a claim.
While waiting for the police, begin documenting the scene by doing all the following:
- Take pictures of the accident, landmarks, traffic signs, skid marks, etc.
- Write down what happened
- Do not attempt repairs on your bike until it has been examined by an expert
When speaking to the police, tell your version of accounts and never agree to the other party’s version. And, most importantly, NEVER ADMIT FAULT. This can cause your personal injury claim trouble and result in lower compensation.
After an accident, it is imperative that you seek medical help in a timely manner. By doing so, you’re not only helping to heal from your injuries but strengthening your case too.
Fresno Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Fresno has a walk score of 46, meaning that most errands require a car. Though pedestrian activity may be less in Fresno compared to other cities, there is still the danger of pedestrian-automobile accidents. According to ots.ca.gov, Fresno saw 149 pedestrian-automobile accidents in 2015. That’s a hefty number when you consider that in the same year, around 129,000 pedestrians in the United States were treated in an emergency room for traffic-related collisions. The CDC estimates that pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passengers to be killed in a car crash.
We are all pedestrians at some point. The following information will teach you what you need to know about pedestrian safety and what to do in the event of a collision.
What are your rights as a pedestrian?
You as a pedestrian are entitled to certain rights in California. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, your rights are as followed:
- The driver must yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian whether or not they are in a marked or unmarked pathway
- Pedestrians cannot suddenly leave the curb and walk/run into the path of a vehicle
These laws protect both you’re and the driver, but, as you can see, more responsibility lies with the driver. When a motorist drives drunk or distracted, their negligent behavior can cause serious injury to pedestrians. Protect your right to compensation by speaking to a pedestrian accident attorney today by calling at (559)396-3826.
Commercial Truck Accident Law Firm
Wilshire Law Firm respects truckers, but we have also seen how serious the consequences are of a truck accident. When a truck hits you, expect damage not only to your vehicle but to yourself too. In 2015, there were over 4,311 large trucking accidents, resulting in 87,000 injuries. Furthermore, California experiences the second highest amount of fatal large trucking accidents. With so many trucks congesting highways, it’s important that you know what to do in the event of a trucking accident.
How can you prevent being in a trucking accident?
Your small car compared to an 80,000 lbs. truck doesn’t stand a chance if you’re involved in a commercial trucking accident. When driving next to a big rig, consider the following for your safety:
- Large trucks have large blind spots. It’s your responsibility to know where those spots are and how to avoid driving in them.
- When passing a truck, make sure that you signal clearly and the truck is in your review mirror before getting in front of them
- Avoid tailgating
- Don’t attempt squeezing by a turning truck because they turn wide
When driving near trucks, be patient and stay focused. By staying out of their blind spots and avoiding aggressive driving tactics, you can help prevent trucking accident.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Call and speak to a truck accident lawyer in Fresno now.
Fresno’s Premier Wrongful Death Attorneys
Cases involving wrongful death is heart wrenching and stressful. Wrongful deaths are losses that occur as a result of someone else’s negligence. These cases can include those killed in a car accident to those who passed away from medical malpractice. Take for example that in 2015, medical malpractice resulted in over 3.42 billion in payments. In 2016, there were 37, 461 traffic-related fatalities. Fresno, California saw 1,788 victims who were either killed or injured.
These were lives that were lost because of someone else’s wrongdoing.
If you believe that your loved one died because of negligence, it is important that you call a specialized wrongful death attorney to discuss your case.
What damages can you claim?
Losing a parent, child, spouse, and other family members is not only devastating on an emotional level but costly. When you add up the funeral and burial expenses, medical and hospital bills, and the lost income, you can easily slip into debt. California is one of the few states that recognize damages beyond a monetary value. You are allowed to file for “Loss of Consortium,” which includes damages such as the loss of love, community, attention, affection, moral support, and guidance.
Filing for a loved will allow you to be compensated for the monetary drain put on you and your family.