Fresno Personal Injury Lawyer
With over 75 years of combined experience, the Fresno personal injury lawyers at Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian remain determined to achieve the best possible result for every client. When you’re already dealing with an injury, the prospect of dealing simultaneously with the legal system can be intimidating. Our simple, straight-ahead approach is designed to ease your concerns and move your case to a successful conclusion. We’ll set realistic expectations about the amount you’ll receive while fighting aggressively for the maximum possible compensation. Call a Fresno personal trauma lawyer at Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian today if your personal injury involves:
- A car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, boat, aviation,or pedestrian accident
- A premises liability trauma caused by a hazardous condition or inadequate security
- Medical, dental, or legal malpractice, or nursing home abuse
- Wrongful death including drowning
- A workplace accident or construction accident
- Any trauma caused by the negligence of another person
What to do when you’re injured
Seek medical treatment at once. Do not make any statement or sign any admission of fault. Try to take pictures of the trauma and the injury scene. Keep copies of all documents and paperwork pertinent to the accident. Do not accept any offer from an insurance company until you speak to an experienced Fresno personal trauma lawyer with Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian. We handle all negotiations on your behalf.
Never accept a quick settlement; you’ll waive your right to additional compensation, even if your injury later turns out to be worse than it seemed. Catastrophic injuries – lost limbs or brain and spinal injuries, for example – will require substantial compensation. Let an experienced Fresno personal injury lawyer handle your claim; we’ll offer realistic advice and help you choose the right options. You may be compensated for current and future medical expenses, loss of income and earning capacity, pain, suffering, and distress.
Why are personal injury lawyers important and what do they do?
Knowledge is power. Insurance companies will not hesitate to take advantage of an injured person. The insurance adjusters have bosses who insist on increasing corporate profits by paying as little as possible to seriously injured people. Having an attorney on your side who knows the law, knows how to negotiate, knows your case and obtains maximum results is essential.
Also keep in mind that a personal injury lawyer doesn’t stop working for you after he has negotiated a settlement; there are almost always issues with who and how much should be paid on your medical bills.
Finally, hiring a lawyer to represent you gives you peace of mind; having someone handle all the legal aspects and details while you concentrate on recovering from your injuries. A personal injury lawyer should make sure your case is treated properly and the insurance company compensates you for the injuries caused by their insured.
When should I hire a personal injury lawyer?
The sooner the better. Much can be done to help win your case and make sure you are positioned to recover maximum compensation.
How can I find the best personal injury attorney for me?
Ask friends, family members and co-workers. Ask lawyers you might know for their recommendation. Feel free to do a Google or Bing search!
What do personal injury attorneys charge?
In almost all cases, the attorney is paid through a contingency fee. Normally, the attorney fees for a traffic accident are one third if the case is resolved before filing suit or 40% of the gross recovery if after suit is filed. Some cases are different though. For example, medical malpractice and injuries to minors under the age of 18 have different contingency fee rates.
How to choose a personal injury attorney?
You want an attorney with whom you can communicate. Being able to meet face-to-face is ideal and usually that means you will have a local attorney. Make sure you will be able to speak to the attorney, not just his assistants.
What questions should I ask a personal injury attorney before hiring?
There are many questions that you will probably wish you asked after you leave the meeting! But a good attorney will anticipate your questions and answer them before you even ask during your first meeting. Important questions will, of course, relate to your injuries, how the accident happened, witnesses and treatment. Less obvious questions include possible ‘cross-over’ cases, for example a workers’ compensation claim, possible medical malpractice, probate or issues related to family or estate type issues.
Consult us – no fee or obligation
Because every trauma victim deserves justice, Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian does not charge personal trauma clients any fee until they receive compensation. Our Fresno personal injury lawyers keep flexible hours to meet your scheduling needs, and we return every call promptly. Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian serves clients in Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Kingsburg, and Hanford counties. Our staff speaks Spanish and French, so don’t let a language barrier keep you from the legal help you need. Call Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian today at 559-277-7300 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.