Motorcycle accidents typically have a high rate of severe and fatal injuries per crash. With little or no buffer between the rider and the road, accident victims are at serious risk for head and spinal cord injuries, catastrophic damage to internal organs, and death. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, Jacob J. Rivas Attorney at Law stands ready to take your case against those who have harmed you.
Car and truck drivers often claim they never saw the motorcycle prior to impact. In many cases, the motorcycle rider followed the rules of the road, but the other driver did not pay proper attention to objects in the rearview mirror or check blind spots. Attorney Rivas builds a solid case against the other driver that shows how they violated their duty of care and negligently caused your injuries.
Typical cases of driver negligence that cause motorcycle accidents include:
Demonstrating driver negligence is just the first step. Next you want to prove that you operated your motorcycle with due care.
Sometimes, police and courts assign blame to riders for perfectly legal operation of their bike. “Lane splitting” refers to moving forward in traffic between two other vehicles. This technique does not break any traffic laws; however, splitting lanes prior to an accident can lead to assumptions of rider negligence and fault. An experienced personal injury lawyer like Mr. Rivas can assess your rights from the outset and prevent a negligent driver from pointing the finger at you to avoid their responsibility to you.
Whether you are involved in a car crash, motorcycle or trucking accident, Jacob J. Rivas Attorney at Law gets results. Over the years, Attorney Rivas has represented individual clients against large insurance companies and corporations, helping them win millions of dollars for their auto accident injuries. His attentiveness and ability to think like the other side provide you with an advantage over the “big guys.”
As a client, you benefit from:
After an accident, you want to be in safe hands. You want a Fresno injury lawyer who understands your legal and medical issues and how the defense thinks. Mr. Rivas offers such complete experience in one conscientious attorney.
Call Jacob J. Rivas Attorney at Law at Phone: 559-263-9667 or toll free at or contact us online to arrange for a free consultation, including evenings and weekends. Mr. Rivas does not get paid until a settlement is awarded or favorable verdict obtained.
"$3,400,000.00 settlement against a school district on behalf of 4 victims of sexual abuse by their school principal." - (2016)
"$2,073,373.80 jury verdict against national retail store for negligent operation of a cart resulting in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome to client." - (2017)
"$2,000,000.00 settlement reached during jury selection for client who was struck on left foot by an employee operating a merchandising cart at a retail store resulting in a serious neurological injury to client. " - (2014)
"$1,900,000.00 recovered for families for the wrongful death of their 2 children arising out of a drunk driving auto accident." - (2010)