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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)

Fresno Wrongful Death Claims: Experience Matters


Wrongful death claims are complex legal matters that can be very particular concerning who can file a lawsuit and the kind of compensation they can receive. If you are looking to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Fresno, having an experienced, knowledgeable attorney representing you can make all the difference in how your claim is handled and resolved. Fresno wrongful death attorney Jacob J. Rivas explains why having an experienced law firm is so crucial in a wrongful death lawsuit.

  • Compassion and understanding — Dealing with the sudden and wrongful death of a loved one is an emotional and difficult time for those who are left behind. During such a difficult time, it is important that you work with an attorney who is understanding and compassionate about what you are going through. The more experience a law firm has in handling wrongful death claims, the more likely they are to understand the unique emotional needs of the families and loved ones of victims.
  • Knowledge of the law — Wrongful death lawsuits are unique since only specific individuals are entitled to seek compensation after the death of a loved one. An experienced law firm will have the knowledge of the law and of the many factors that come into play when seeking a settlement in a wrongful death claim.
  • Quick settlement — A major benefit of having an experienced law firm represent you in your wrongful death claim is the efficiency with which it can handle your case. An experienced law firm will have the knowledge to bring your claim to a quick resolution and avoid prolonging a difficult and trying time.

Having an experienced law firm representing you and guiding you through the process of filing a claim is important to protecting your rights and ensuring that you receive the compassionate and understanding representation you need. For additional information, you may want to review the information provided by Mr. Rivas on monetary damages in a wrongful death suit and who can file a wrongful death claim.

To schedule a free assessment of your wrongful death claim, or for more information, call the Fresno Law Office of Jacob J. Rivas at Phone: 559-263-9667 or toll free at or contact us online.