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