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Singular devotion to serving injury victims for more than 12 years

Accidents happen in an instant but can have consequences that last a lifetime. You may walk away from a crash with no visible signs of harm and then experience physical pain or mental stress, sometimes even weeks later. Personal injury presents so many uncertainties, including whether you or a loved one can continue to work. Jacob J. Rivas Attorney at Law can ease your worries and fight for your full and fair compensation.

Mr. Rivas has dedicated his career to representing accident victims, regardless of their ability to pay. Ably guiding victims and their families through the challenges of negotiation and trial, Mr. Rivas has helped clients receive millions of dollars in settlements and compensation. Choosing Jacob J. Rivas Attorney at Law means working with an attorney who gets the results you want.

The bottom line in personal injury law

Personal injury law can help victims who have suffered bodily or emotional harm due to someone else’s negligence. We all have certain degrees of responsibility to each other and a duty to act with reasonable care. When an accident or defective product causes an injury, the standard of care has likely been breached in some way. Standards of law apply to truck, motorcycle and auto accidents, as well as construction accidents and products liability. Carelessness can often lead to injury and, sometimes, wrongful death. Jacob J. Rivas Attorney at Law focuses solely on the practice of personal injury law to offer comprehensive legal representation to hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions that have hurt you.

Basics about auto accident law

Often, auto accidents occur because of a driver’s negligence. A driver may be negligent because he or she violated speed limits, ignored signals or was using a cell phone while driving. The burden of proving negligence falls on you, the victim.

A reputable personal injury attorney like Jacob J. Rivas knows how to assemble the facts of your case and realistically quantify how badly you were hurt. No two auto accident lawsuits are the same. For example, motorcycle accidents have different factors from commercial trucking accidents.

Pursuing justice for victims’ families in wrongful death claims

A wrongful death can be the tragic consequence of another person’s negligence. A wrongful death claim is brought against the responsible party, usually by the victim’s relatives. In California, only certain eligible relatives can file a wrongful death suit, including:

  • Surviving spouses and children
  • Parents and siblings
  • Nieces and nephews
  • Grandparents
  • Putative spouses and their children
  • Stepchildren

If you are eligible to bring a wrongful death case, you may be able to claim some or all of the following damages:

  • Future earnings and lost benefits — Compensation for what your loved one would have provided
  • Medical and funeral expenses — Costs arising from the deadly accident
  • Loss of companionship — Loss from the absence of someone you love
  • Pain and suffering — Mental anguish to those left behind

 

The unexpected death of a loved one can have devastating consequences for family members. In addition to emotional pain, the family may face financial instability and additional hardships. Jacob J. Rivas Attorney at Law takes an attentive approach to all clients, especially those dealing with a wrongful death suit. Attorney Rivas does not rest until you get the results you deserve.

Fresno personal injury attorney you can rely on

Jacob J. Rivas Attorney at Law reliably handles your cases so you can focus on getting your life back on track. The firm offers personal representation at each phase of your lawsuit:

  • Skillful negotiations — It is an advantage to know the strategies insurance companies use to lower any settlement amount. Mr. Rivas’s extensive prior experience working for the defense side taught him how they think and how to counter their attacks.
  • Battle-tested and ready — Mr. Rivas possesses exceptional trial skills beyond his years. He is already credited as a California Superlawyer® three years running, putting him in the top five percent among his peers. If settlement fails, you have a vigorous trial attorney whose reputation may encourage a fairer and speedier pre-trial settlement.

 

Mr. Rivas brings comprehensive personal injury experience and personal attention to every case. Whether your matter involves injuries from a slip and fall accident or a wrongful death claim, Mr. Rivas champions your case with compassion and dedication.

Contact a Fresno personal injury attorney for a free consultation

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. The staff can schedule meetings during evenings and weekends at the firm’s Fresno office. Mr. Rivas also accommodates injured and disabled clients with home and hospital visits.

OVER $14 MILLION WON ON BEHALF OF OUR CLIENTS
Verdicts & Settlements
  • "$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)

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