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Phone: 559-263-9667
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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)

Products Liability Attorney in Fresno, CA Offering Effective Advocacy for Clients

Winning compensation for injuries caused by dangerous household objects

Defective products are any commercial goods — items such as toys, household items, firearms and pharmaceuticals — that are dangerous or harmful when used in the normal way, do not have proper instructions, or are inherently dangerous because of design or manufacturing defects. Without a seasoned attorney, it can often be difficult to identify and prove the failures in the manufacturing or design processes.

Jacob J. Rivas Attorney at Law thoroughly investigates and assesses all of the legal and technical aspects of your case. If you are injured by a defective product in Tulare or Merced, Mr. Rivas fights aggressively and intelligently for you.


Defective products advocacy requires the ability to take on established companies and vast knowledge of the common legal theories used to sue for defective products, such as the following:

  • Design defect — The product is not safe for its normal intended use, and sometimes for its predictable use. For example, an otherwise safe product may be dangerous if used with a companion product.
  • Manufacturing defects — The product was not manufactured properly, including defective or dangerous parts.
  • Marketing defects — Products must carry warning labels and instructions for proper use. For example, plastic garbage bags require warnings that they are not suitable for use by young children.

Mr. Rivas is an experienced personal injury lawyer who brings phenomenal investigative and analytical skills to bear on manufacturing and design process failures. Because of his past defense experience, he will always realistically assess the level of compensation you can win.


Attorney Rivas prides himself on his respect for his clients. He is not looking just for the most money or to build your case for a class of victims. Mr. Rivas is focused on giving you closure.

Even in highly technical legal areas, Mr. Rivas ensures the court never misses the human element of your case — your pain and suffering. When you battle big companies, you want a sharp injury lawyer with the skills and resources to even the playing field. You want Jacob J. Rivas Attorney at Law working for your claim.

Contact a Fresno personal injury attorney who will seek just compensation for you

Mr. Rivas has dedicated his career to helping people like you. Call Jacob J. Rivas Attorney at Law at 559-263-9667 or toll free at 888-205-3166 or contact us online to arrange for a free consultation at the firm’s Fresno office. We also serve clients in Tulare and Merced. Attorneys are available for evening and weekend consultations.