FRESNO ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS FIGHTING FOR NEGLIGENT INJURY VICTIMS SINCE 1992
- Our award winning team of attorneys has over 75 years of combined experience and a rating of Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian Law Firm 4.7/5.0 stars – based on 33 reviews.
- Only the best lawyers and most experienced law firms can help you recover the compensation you deserve after an injury.
- It’s imperative that you find an honest and aggressive attorney who is willing to fight tirelessly on your behalf.
- If you work with a top lawyer from our Fresno injury law firm, you will have the privilege of working alongside a strategic partner who is committed to helping you seek justice.
HOW CAN AN INJURY LAW FIRM HELP ME?
With over 75 years of combined experience, the personal injury lawyers at Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian remain determined to achieve the best possible result for every client. When you’re already dealing with a serious 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 an injury attorney 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 the skilled Fresno injury lawyers 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 a personal injury attorney 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, lost wages and earning capacity, pain, suffering, and emotional distress.
WHY ARE PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS IMPORTANT AND WHAT DO THEY DO?
Knowledge is power. Insurance companies will not hesitate to take advantage of personal injury victims. 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 or she has negotiated a reasonable 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 personal injuries. A personal injury attorney should make sure your case is treated properly and the insurance company compensates you for the injuries caused by the insured at fault party.
WHEN SHOULD I HIRE A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY?
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 LAWYER 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 ACCIDENT LAWYERS IN CA CHARGE?
In almost all cases, the attorney is paid via a contingency fee. Normally, the attorney fees for a motor vehicle 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 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 and experienced personal injury attorney. Make sure you will be able to speak to the attorney, not just his assistants.
WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD I ASK A INJURY LAW FIRM 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.
CONTACT OUR PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM IN FRESNO, CA TODAY
Because every trauma victim deserves justice, Tomassian Pimentel & Shapazian does not charge personal trauma clients any fee until they receive fair compensation. Our Fresno personal injury lawyers keep flexible hours to meet your scheduling needs, and we return every call promptly. We serve 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 us today at 559-277-7300 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.