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TENS OF MILLIONS WON ON BEHALF OF OUR CLIENTS

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)

Merced personal injury lawyers know that even seemingly minor accidents can have dire ramifications. You may think yourself lucky to walk away from an accident, only to be racked with pain later. It is best not to assume that a lack of bruising and lacerations means you escaped unharmed. Aside from the physical trauma that may occur during an accident, the psychological damage people can experience after a harrowing accident is incalculable. Do not go it alone after a life-changing incident. Count on Jacob J. Rivas, Attorney at Law, to lead you through this challenging time and help you seek the compensation you deserve.

No matter your financial situation, Mr. Rivas will represent your needs. Mr. Rivas is ready to put his years of experience to work and litigate on behalf of your injury claim. An able and reliable lawyer, Mr. Rivas has helped his clients receive millions of dollars in compensation. Choose the personal injury lawyers with a proven track record to get you the bonus you are due.

Choose Jacob J. Rivas, Attorney at Law.

A FOCUSED MERCED PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS LAWYER

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. Unfortunately, there is often a breach in the standard of care when an accident or defective product causes an injury somehow. Standards of law apply to truck, motorcycle, and auto accidents, as well as construction accidents and product liability. Carelessness can often lead to injury and, sometimes, wrongful death. Jacob J. Rivas, Attorney at Law, focuses solely on personal injury to offer comprehensive legal representation and to hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions that have hurt you.

PROTECT YOURSELF WITH OUR MERCED PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

Often, auto accidents occur because of a driver’s negligence. For example, drivers may be negligent because they violated speed limits, ignored signals, or used a cell phone while driving. The burden of proving negligence falls on you, the victim.

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

HANDLE A WRONGFUL DEATH IN YOUR FAMILY WITH A MERCED PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT

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.

SKILLFUL AND EXPERIENCED MERCED PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

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

  • Skillful negotiations — Knowing the strategies insurance companies use to lower any settlement amount is advantageous. In addition, Mr. Rivas’ 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 the 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.

MERCED PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS ARE WAITING FOR YOUR CALL!

Call Jacob J. Rivas, Attorney at Law, at 559-263-9667, toll-free, or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with our Merced personal injury lawyers. The staff can schedule meetings at the firm’s Merced office during evenings and weekends. Mr. Rivas also accommodates injured and disabled clients with home and hospital visits.