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Verdicts & Settlements
"$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)
"$3,400,000.00 settlement against a school district on behalf of 4 victims of sexual abuse by their school principal." - (2016)

Common Misconceptions About Auto Accident Litigation


Thousands of Californians are injured or killed in automobile accidents each year. Some injuries are minor and sometimes they are life-changing. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, or if a loved one has been killed, don’t let common misconceptions about auto accident litigation stop you from contacting an experienced injury attorney. The Fresno automobile accident lawsuit law firm of Jacob J. Rivas will meet with you to dispel some of the myths clients may have. For more information, please review Mr. Rivas’ page on common accident injuries.

First, clients often believe that they will have to pay a large fee to the attorney who represents them in an auto accident lawsuit. Attorney Jacob J. Rivas understands that when you or a loved one has been injured, or if you are grieving the death of a loved one due to an automobile accident, you may be unable to work immediately after the lawsuit and for some time thereafter. You also have medical bills and other expenses related to the accident. The auto accident litigation law firm of Jacob J. Rivas handles all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay anything unless you recover damages.


Clients also often believe that an auto accident lawsuit will drag on for years, when help is needed now. As a result, some clients accept a quick settlement offer from an insurance company that will be inadequate to compensate them for their injuries. In fact, most auto accident litigation is not tried in court, but rather is settled through negotiation.  An experienced auto attorney is able to assemble the facts of your case, demonstrate efficiently who was at fault, and meet with the insurance company or other party to negotiate a settlement that will compensate you for your damages.

An invaluable resource in this process is knowledge of the strategy the insurance company for the other party will use to attempt to lower any settlement. Jacob J. Rivas, Fresno auto accident attorney, worked for insurance companies for several years before transitioning his practice to represent only plaintiffs. He knows what the insurance companies will try to argue, and he can effectively counter those arguments and get you the compensation you deserve.

Contact the Fresno car accident litigation law office of Jacob J. Rivas for a free consultation today. Call today at Phone: 559-263-9667 or toll free or contact us online.