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Wilshire Law Firm
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1221 Van Ness Avenue Ste 301
Fresno, CA 93721
Tel: (559) 396-3826

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If you or someone you know was injured in an accident in the greater Fresno area that was 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 at your earliest convenience to learn more.

When you have been injured, you deserve a team of Fresno personal injury lawyers who understand your situation. The dedicated personal injury attorneys in the Fresno Wilshire Law Firm office won’t back down from big business and powerful insurance companies that will stop at nothing to withhold money from you and your family. Money that is rightfully yours! 

Our team of legal professionals is considered one of the top injury law firms in Fresno, CA. We are available 24/7, every day of the year, to take your call and give you a FREE, no-obligation case evaluation.

Fresno, California – Local Information

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 also 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, families, and tourists, unfortunately, comes more potential for accidents and personal injuries.

Our Fresno Personal Injury Lawyers Help You Claim What’s Rightfully Yours Under California Law

When someone else injures you, you have the legal right to request financial compensation from the at-fault party. However, the amount you’re owed usually can’t be resolved with a single phone call from a sneaky, manipulative insurance adjuster. 

You need REAL, aggressive legal representation for you and your family and attorneys who will FIGHT the insurance companies non-stop until you get the justice you deserve. Our personal injury attorneys in Fresno know how insurance adjusters try to shortchange injured claimants. And we won’t let them get away with treating our clients poorly.

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There is no excuse for what happened to you during the accident. Insurance companies will try to lowball you with a fast, easy offer – and it will look good at first – but we know you’re entitled to more than their first settlement offer.

When we build a personal injury claim for our clients, we consider all costs of your recovery, not just the most obvious bills and expenses.

For example, you may be able to request compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Mental health therapy
  • Rental and replacement vehicle
  • Emotional distress
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • New clothes
  • Lost wages
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • So much more

Our team of Fresno personal injury attorneys can be reached 24/7/365 at (559) 396-3826

Why You Should Partner With Our Fresno Personal Injury Law Firm

Wilshire Law Firm has the best-rated accident lawyers in Fresno because we treat our clients like family. Our bilingual team is the best in California at winning fair and reasonable case resolutions for our clients.

We handle all types of personal injury cases. If you’re unsure whether you have a viable Fresno personal injury claim, please see our Practice Area page for a list of personal injury case types we accept.

When considering which personal injury law firm to hire, consider their track record of success. Our personal injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for our clients over the years. Although past settlements and verdicts are not a guarantee of future cases, we are proud of the work we have provided for many personal injury victims.

Some of our recent personal injury lawsuits’ results include:

  • $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 also awarded punitive damages on top of other damages to punish the defendant.
  • $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 only offered a $10,000 settlement by the insurance company. His experienced personal injury attorney negotiated a $1,500,000 settlement for him. This calculates to an astronomical 14,900% improvement.

We believe there is no law firm in Fresno that is more:

✔ Affordable

✔ Trustworthy

✔ Friendlier

✔ Compassionate

✔ Detail-oriented

✔ Successful

Call Wilshire Law Firm today at (559) 396-3826 and speak to someone within seconds.

When you need an experienced personal injury lawyer for a Fresno personal injury claim, call Wilshire Law Firm today! It may be the most important phone call you ever make.

How the Personal Injury Lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm Can Protect You From Aggressive Insurance Companies

If you think the insurance company considers all of your important costs when they make you an offer, you would be wrong. They do not truly have your family’s best interests in mind when it comes to determining fair compensation for a Fresno personal injury settlement. Instead, they are focused on the company’s profit margin and bottom line.

Luckily, Wilshire Law Firm always has your best interests at heart.

We’ve helped thousands and thousands of families get the justice they deserve for:

We are ready and willing to take on another insurance company to fight for the maximum compensation for your personal injuries today. Whether we negotiate a claim settlement or file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf, you can count on our personal injury lawyers to protect your rights and recover compensation to help you pay for your losses.

After a Car Accident in Fresno, Trust a Personal Injury Attorney at Wilshire Law Firm to Guide You Through the Claims Process

Car accidents happen. It’s what you do afterward that counts. We know life comes at you fast. Sometimes, faster than you ever imagined. The decisions you make in the immediate aftermath of your car accident and the months afterward will have an everlasting effect on your daily life.

The most important steps you need to take to protect your car accident case include:

  1. File a proper police report
  2. Seek proper medical treatment
  3. 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 skilled Fresno car accident lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm to receive a FREE consultation and no-obligation case evaluation.

What should you do after a car accident?

Car accidents are shocking, stressful, and traumatizing. Prepare beforehand by bookmarking this page on your phone or leaving a printout in the car so you have instructions on what you should do if you’re in an accident.

After a car collision, and if possible, accident victims should follow these steps:

  1. Move your car to a safe location out of traffic
  2. Once you’ve moved to a safe area, get out of the vehicle and check on the others involved
  3. No matter how minor an accident may be, call the police and give a statement
  4. While waiting for the police and ambulance, take pictures of the scene. Take pictures of the accident, any familiar landmarks, traffic signs, and injuries you might have sustained. The more pictures, the better!
  5. Further, document your experience by writing down what happened in your own words
  6. Avoid speaking to the other party unless it’s to exchange information such as:
    • Name
    • Address
    • Phone number
    • Car make and model
    • License plate number
    • Insurance information
  7. Go to a doctor whether or not you feel pain. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

What should you avoid saying after an accident happened?

After auto accidents, it may be tempting to apologize, but a simple “sorry” can hurt a personal injury case if you decide to file a claim. After car accidents, you should never admit fault or say anything that could be construed as accepting fault when speaking to the other driver, police, paramedics, or an insurance adjuster.

Though insurance adjusters say you should call them as soon as possible after an accident, it is better to wait until the adrenaline has faded away and your head is clear. In fact, we recommend calling your attorney before calling your adjuster so a skilled negotiator can help guide you during your conversations.

Trust Us When You Need a Fresno Personal Injury Lawyer for a Motorcycle Accident

Riding a motorcycle involves balancing your safety with the ability to ride more freely on the road. The lack of vehicle safety equipment makes you vulnerable. Offset this vulnerability by learning what steps you can take in case of a motorcycle accident. Then, contact the skilled motorcycle accident lawyers in our Fresno location.

In Fresno, the average work commute is 22 minutes. That’s 44 minutes of traveling between work and home every day. Maybe you purchased a motorcycle to cut down on this time. But, in one recent year, the California Office of Traffic Safety reported a total of 2,807 accidents in Fresno, 148 of those involving motorcycles. In another recent year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 88,000 motorcyclists injured in the United States.

So, your chances of being in a motorcycle accident may be greater than you think.

What to do after 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 and remain at the scene. Then, 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. This could prove to be valuable evidence that your legal counsel can use in your personal injury case.

Exchange the following information with the other driver:

  • Phone number
  • Address
  • Vehicle information
  • Insurance information

Avoid discussing the accident with the other driver. You don’t want to say something that could be used against you if you decide to file a claim.

Begin documenting the scene by doing all the following:

  • Take pictures of the accident, landmarks, traffic signs, skid marks, etc.
  • Write down or record what happened
  • Talk to any witnesses and request their contact information

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 weaken your personal injury claim 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 also strengthening your case. Lastly, do not attempt repairs on your bike until an expert has examined it.

If You Were Hit by a Vehicle While Walking, Contact a Fresno Pedestrian Accident Lawyer at Wilshire Law Firm

Fresno has a walk score of 46, meaning that most errands require a car. Though pedestrian activity may be lower in Fresno compared to other cities, there is still the danger of pedestrian-automobile accidents.

According to the Office of Traffic Safety, Fresno saw 149 pedestrian-automobile accidents in one recent year. That’s a hefty number when you consider that in the same year, around 129,000 pedestrians in the entire United States were treated in an emergency room for traffic-related collisions. Also, 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 explain 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?

Pedestrians are entitled to certain rights in California.

According to California Vehicle Code 21950, pedestrian rules are as follows:

  • A 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 walkers and drivers, 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 in our Fresno office today by calling (559) 396-3826.

We are also a Well-Respected Commercial Truck Accident Law Firm

Wilshire Law Firm respects truckers and their right to make a living. But we have also seen how serious the consequences can be after a truck accident. Anyone in a commercial truck crash can expect damage not only to their vehicle but also to their body.

In one recent year, over 4,311 large trucking accidents resulted in 87,000 injuries. Furthermore, California often experiences the second-highest amount of fatal large trucking accidents of all states. With so many trucks congesting our highways, it’s important that you know what to do in the event of a trucking accident.

Can you prevent a Fresno trucking accident?

Compared to an 80,000 lbs. truck, your small car 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. You should 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 rearview 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 may help prevent trucking accidents. However, the majority of trucking crashes are caused by the truck driver’s negligence. If the driver or their company has been negligent in some way that caused your truck accident, contact a skilled truck accident attorney at Wilshire Law Firm today.

You may be entitled to compensation if you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident. Call and speak to a truck accident lawyer in Fresno now.

If You Lost a Loved One in an Accident, Reach Out to Fresno’s Premier Wrongful Death Attorneys

Cases involving wrongful death are heart-wrenching and stressful. Wrongful deaths are losses that result from someone else’s negligence. These cases can include those killed in any form of accident or negligent behavior. Sadly, in one recent year, there were 42,800 traffic-related fatalities in our country, while California reported 3,854 victims.

These lives were lost because of someone else’s wrongdoing. The surviving family members should not be required to shoulder the financial burdens they face because of someone else’s carelessness.

If you believe that your loved one died because of another person’s negligence, call a compassionate wrongful death attorney at Wilshire Law Firm to discuss your case.

What damages can you claim in a wrongful death 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 allows 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. However, it can be complicated to place a value on these intangible losses. That’s where we can help.

Filing a wrongful death claim for a loved one’s loss will allow you to be compensated for the monetary strain placed on you and your family.

When You Need a Dedicated Fresno Personal Injury Lawyer to Fight For You, Trust Wilshire Law Firm

Don’t face the complications, stress, confusion, and uncertainty of a personal injury claim alone. Contact our Fresno personal injury lawyers today for a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights and the compensation you can seek from the at-fault party.

Call (559) 396-3826 or fill out the contact form below for the peace of mind you deserve.

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