Involved in a Fresno Car Accident? Contact Big Ben Lawyers Now

Fresno car accident attorneys: Getting involved in a car accident isn’t only terrifying but also a devastating experience. Not only you are left with a wrecked car, but you’ll also have to face costly medical treatment, not to mention the excruciating pain that you need to deal with. 

Our finest Fresno car accident lawyers understand your situation and we’re here to help and guide you throughout the process. Our interest and background in Medicine help us establish a strong case against the defendant. Call us today at (559) 354-6344 and let’s discuss your case at no cost. 

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What are the Main Causes of Car Accidents in Fresno? 

Car accidents occur in Fresno for several reasons, mainly because of human error or negligence. Some of the leading causes of these crashes include:


A car that travels faster has little time to stop to avoid hitting someone or something. The driver will lose control of the vehicle and it would be already too late to prevent an accident. In a two-lane highway, the speed is restricted to 65 mph. For SR 41 areas with four lanes, the speed limit may be increased to 70 mph. Exceeding those limits will get you a speeding ticket.

Distracted Driving

Admit it or not, almost all drivers use their phones while driving. They use it for calling, texting, or navigating an app. However, this type of distraction has cost several lives over the past several years. Anything that takes the driver’s attention from the road is a distraction whether he’s talking to his passenger while looking at them even for a few seconds.

Aggressive Driving

An aggressive driver behind the steering wheel spells lots of trouble while on the road. Sudden lane changes, weaving lanes, and failure to obey traffic rules and signals are some of the reasons why car accidents in Fresno occur.  

Drowsy Driving

Drivers become drowsy because of too much fatigue, especially those working in rideshare services to earn more. The National Safety Council suggests that exhausted drivers are three-fold likely to be involved in a car accident.

Impaired Driving

A driver with high levels of alcohol or concentration of a harmful substance in his blood such as drugs can impair his ability to drive safely. When intoxicated, he’ll have a hard time thinking of the right thing to do when unexpected events occur on the road. There’s also a possibility that he might fall asleep

Poor Road Conditions

Believe it or not, road conditions also play a part in car accidents. Poorly-maintained roads can cause accidents leading to serious injuries and even death. Such road conditions can worsen during heavy storms or snow, making it more difficult for drivers to see the road clearly.

What Type of Damages Can You Recover Following a Car Accident?

Car accidents can cause serious injuries that can be financially incapacitating. With the help of an experienced Fresno car accident attorney from Big Ben Lawyers, you may recover damages including:

Medical Expenses

It should be automatic that you seek medical attention right away after a car wreck whether you see injuries on your body or not. You may not see or feel external injuries because of the adrenaline rush caused by the collision. However, it’s also possible that you have internal injuries. Medical expenses you may incur include hospitalizations, emergency services, physical therapy, doctor appointments, and other medical-related costs. 

Lost Earnings

To fully recover from your injuries, you must stay in the hospital or at home. However, it also means that you’re going to have some time off from work. You can get compensation for the wages you lost while you’re recuperating.

Property Damage

Depending on the impact of the crash, your car may also get damaged from minor dents to a broken dashboard, detached bumper, or smashed car windows. Other personal properties that can be repaired or replaced include phones, eyeglasses, and laptops among others.

Pain and Suffering

It’s hard to endure excruciating pain from injuries and the trauma the accident has caused. Most often, victims are haunted by the incident and continue to suffer from emotional distress. 

Punitive Damages

The court may award you punitive damages if it finds that the defendant’s behavior is malicious or outrageous. The money will come from the defendant’s own pockets.

Given that the defendant’s insurance company approves your claim, they will only pay based on the limit of the policyholder. If your claim exceeds the limit, you need to file a case against the at-fault driver personally to get the remaining amount. 

How Much is the Value of Your Car Accident Claim?

Any victim involved in a car accident will wonder how much would their claim be, which is natural. Since each case is different from the others, the amount that you’ll get would be different as well. Our well-equipped Fresno car accident lawyer may give you an approximate based on:

  • The extent of your injuries
  • Whether you suffer permanent disabilities, require ongoing medical care, or use adaptive equipment
  • The duration of your recovery
  • How your pain and suffering impact all aspects of your life
  • How much salary you’ll lose from not being able to work
  • Strength of evidence against the defendant
  • The amount of money you’ll lose in the future because of your injury
  • The policy limit of the liable party
  • Aggravating factors such as the defendant being intoxicated or drunk

Let Big Ben Lawyers Fight for Your Rights to Fair Compensation 

It matters to seek help from our compassionate and well-versed Fresno car accident attorneys whether you suffer minor or serious injuries. We’re here to protect your rights and defend you from the insurance company. We’ll ensure that you’ll get the compensation you deserve.

Call us at (559) 354-6344 for a FREE consultation of your case. We work on a contingency fee basis.

How Long Should You File a Claim?

You have two years to file a claim in Fresno from the date of the accident caused by other people’s negligence resulting in your injuries or losses. Filing beyond two years loses your right to compensation. 

There are exceptions though, especially if the victim is a minor, or you’re suing the city, state, or government. Our skilled Fresno car accident attorney can further explain to you how the process works.

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