Fresno Attorneys Diligently Represent Victims of Car Accidents

Providing experience when it matters most

At Perez, Williams, Medina, & Rodriguez, LLP, we understand how stressful a car accident can be for you and your family. Suffering a significant personal injury in addition to the extensive damage to your vehicle can be devastating emotionally and financially. As experienced personal injury attorneys, we are strong advocates in negotiations and in the courtroom. It is our goal to obtain the just compensation you deserve as a result of your accident-related injury.

Auto accidents come in many varieties

Negligent drivers are on California’s roadways every day. In our years of experience, we have seen injuries and accidental death resulting from a wide range of vehicle accidents, including:

  • Rear-end collisions. Accidents often occur when one car crashes into the vehicle directly in front of it. This type of collision typically happens when the lead car brakes suddenly or the car in back accelerates faster than the car in front.
  • Side-impact collisions. A side-impact crash, also referred to as a “T-bone” collision or “broadsiding,” can cause major damage to your vehicle, and your passengers are more likely to be seriously hurt in this type of accident.
  • Sideswipe collisions. When two vehicles are parallel and hit or swipe each other, the impact can cause the drivers to lose control and crash.
  • Vehicle rollovers. Severe damage and injuries can occur when a car flips over onto its side or roof. Sports utility vehicles (SUVs) are more likely to roll over than cars because of their higher center of gravity.
  • Head-on collisions. When the front ends of two vehicles hit each other, the result is often deadly.
  • Single-car accidents. Some crashes occur when a single vehicle collides with parked cars, poles, trees or other objects.
  • Multivehicle pileups. Numerous vehicles involved in an accident is a common scene on California’s highways and freeways. Pileups are one of the deadliest types of traffic accidents.

Auto accidents stem from a variety of causes

No two vehicle accidents are the same. However, some causes are far too common:

  • Distracted driving (texting, talking on the phone, eating)
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Reckless driving
  • Fatigue
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Car design defects

Whatever the cause of your accident, our attorneys can assist you. We fully investigate the cause of your crash, hire any experts who would benefit your case and use a variety of other resources at our disposal to advance your claim for damages.

A person can sustain a staggering array of injuries

When you are involved in a traffic accident, there is almost an unlimited number of injuries that can occur. And people involved in a motorcycle wreck or an 18-wheeler accident may experience some combination of the following:

  • Bruises, cuts and scrapes
  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones
  • Loss of limbs
  • Brain injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Spine injuries

If you suffered serious injuries in a motor vehicle crash, you may be entitled to recover damages. If you lost a loved one in a fatal accident, we can help you bring an action for wrongful death.

Seek the help of experienced Fresno car accident attorneys today

Perez, Williams, Medina & Rodriguez, LLP features attorneys who are knowledgeable about car accident cases. We can help you obtain compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and other damages suffered. From our office in Fresno, California we also serve clients throughout the Central Valley, including Fresno, Tulare, Madera, Merced and Kings Counties. Schedule your free consultation by calling us at 559-445-0123.

Fresno Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Available to Help When You Need It Most

Standing up for the rights of cyclists in California

If you were injured by a negligent driver while riding your motorcycle, Perez, Williams, Medina & Rodriguez, LLP is ready to help. We know that California’s personal injury laws can be confusing, but we fully explain your legal options and walk you through each step of the process in seeking compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys may be able to recover damages for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages, so you can get back to your life.

Motorcyclists face special risks

Motorcyclists are among California’s most vulnerable travelers, because there is little protection between them and the roadway. Bikers are prone to suffer serious and often fatal injuries in motorcycle accidents involving the following conditions:

  • Failure to wear a helmet. Catastrophic injuries typically result when the driver of a motorcycle does not wear a helmet and other protective gear. Failure to take these safety precautions can also provide the other side with the argument that you are partially liable for your injuries.
  • Drivers’ failure to see motorcyclists. Because of the smaller size of motorcycles, it is more likely that drivers of other vehicles will not see them on the road. As a result, collisions can occur when a vehicle is backing up, changing lanes or turning or fails to yield or stop.
  • Sharp turns. Any imbalance on a motorcycle can cause an accident. When motorcyclists make sharp turns, the motorcycle leans. This can be especially hazardous on gravel roads.
  • Defective motorcycle parts. A motorcycle consists of thousands of parts and pieces. If any one part is defective, it can contribute to your accident.
  • Wet or icy roads. Road conditions can play a significant role in motorcycle crashes. Wet or icy roads can affect traction and cause the bike to slip.

If you or a loved one is injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to retain a qualified injury lawyer to assist you. We can investigate the cause of your accident, determine the parties who are liable for your damages and seek full and fair compensation for your injuries.

Know California’s motorcycle laws

When riding in California, it is important to be aware of our state’s laws specific to motorcycles. For example, all motorcycle drivers must wear helmets and have turn signals and at least one mirror on the bike. There are many other applicable laws, so be sure to educate yourself before heading out on your motorcycle on California’s roadways.

How is liability determined in a motorcycle crash?

Determining liability in a motorcycle accident can be more difficult than in a car crash. As a motorcyclist, it is important to try to remember as many details about the accident as possible. For example, the time of day, road conditions, who witnessed the accident and other relevant factors may be critical to your case. Because of the serious nature of injuries often sustained in motorcycle wrecks, this may be difficult. Therefore, you should always make sure that a police report is filed. Even if you cannot recall anything about your crash, we can help. Our attorneys can work with an accident reconstructionist and other experts to establish liability for your crash and your injuries.

Call our Fresno motorcycle accident lawyers for a free consultation about your injuries

If you were injured in a motorcycle crash, you need a skilled, dedicated lawyer by your side. With more than 40 years of combined experience, the personal injury lawyers of Perez, Williams, Medina & Rodriguez, LLP will work hard to help you obtain full and fair compensation. From our offices in Fresno, California we also serve clients in Fresno, Tulare, Madera, Merced and Kings Counties. Contact our office today at 559-445-0123 to schedule a free initial consultation.