Fresno Personal Injury Attorney
Injured Due To Negligence? Our Fresno Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help.
When someone is injured due to the negligence or recklessness of another person, the victim has every right to hold the other individual accountable. In order to have the best chance of success, however, it is vital that they find and retain a Fresno personal injury attorney with extensive knowledge and skill, as well as a history of success.
The Sawl Law Group will create a tailored strategy to get the results you need and will guide you step-by-step through the process. With over 30 years of combined experience and unmatched aggression and determination in trial cases, we have recovered millions for our clients. We’re confident we can obtain the compensation you deserve.
What is the Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in CA?
In California, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims typically varies depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Generally, the time limit for filing a personal injury lawsuit in California is two years from the date of the injury or from the date when the injury should have been discovered. However, there are some important details to consider:
- Two-Year Limit: The standard statute of limitations for personal injury claims in California is two years from the date of the injury. This means that you typically have two years from the date of the accident or injury to file a lawsuit. If you fail to file within this time frame, you may lose your right to seek compensation.
- Discovery Rule: In some cases, the two-year clock may start from the date when the injury or its cause was discovered or when it should have been reasonably discovered. This rule is particularly relevant in cases where an injury's full extent or cause is not immediately apparent.
- Minors: If the injured person is a minor (under the age of 18) at the time of the injury, the statute of limitations is typically tolled (paused) until they reach the age of 18. As a result, they generally have two years from their 18th birthday to file a personal injury lawsuit.
- Government Claims: If your personal injury claim involves a government entity, such as a city or county, or their employees, you may be subject to different rules and shorter timeframes. Generally, you have six months from the date of the injury to file an administrative claim, and if that claim is denied, you have six months from the date of the denial to file a lawsuit.
Given the complexities and potential exceptions in the statute of limitations, it is crucial to consult with an attorney experienced in personal injury law if you believe you have a valid claim. Failing to file a lawsuit within the applicable statute of limitations can result in the loss of your right to pursue compensation for your injuries and damages.
It's also important to gather and preserve evidence related to your injury and consult with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your case is handled within the necessary timeframes and in compliance with California's laws.
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I just wanted to say a few things about Sawl Law Group. I had never needed to hire an attorney before, so I didn’t know what I was doing, or what to expect. When i had just been charged with a DUI; I had a pile of law offices to choose from. The first one that stood out was Sawl Law Group. They were very professional, and welcoming. Claudia made a long drive, just to meet with me face to face, and have a short conversation about my case, and my options. She made me feel confident that I could do much better than I had hoped. Claudia paired me up with Michelle, the attorney that would then, represent me. She took care of all my court dates (after signing a document of course) which was especially helpful with my crazy work schedule. Not only that, but they were able to lower my DUI to a much lesser charge of “Wet Reckless” saving me thousands of dollars, and time. So thank you Sawl Law Group, Claudia, and Michelle. And to anyone else who finds themselves in a bind; I definitely recommend starting here!- Justin R.
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This is by far the most experienced and professional team of lawyers I've had the pleasure of working with. The staff was amazing, polite and very attentive to all my questions and needs regarding my case. Mr. Taleisnik was very reassuring regarding the best possible outcome for my case. While preparing my case I was kept well informed and was consistently and accurately updated with any new information. Had it not been for Sawl Law Group, I would not have been as far as I am today in my military carrier. I highly recommend this professional and well experienced team of attorney's.- James M.
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The Sawl Law Group really, really did an outstanding job for me. They were very invested in my interest to pursue a dismissal for some things I did as a young man. We won the dismissal and my attorney Michelle did a great job and was really caring about my situation. I definitely recommend this group to anyone seeking legal representation!- Rodney M.
This was the first time I had ever been involved in any situation like this. I had spoken with a few lawyers before heading to Sawl Law Group. The previous lawyers did not meet my expectations with their professionalism, concern or attentiveness. Sawl Law Group was very welcoming and understanding.
They took immediate ownership of the problem at hand. This problem had wrecked havoc on my life by draining my time and my finances. Sawl Law Group was affordable and handled the case so I wasn’t required to miss work and physically be present. I would highly recommend Sawl Law Group to friends, family and anyone who needs a tough lawyer to receive justice.- Rebekah A.
Our Experience with the Sawl Law Group was only positive. My adult son was in serious trouble and refused to follow our extended family’s advice on how to plea, so as to enable him to get the help we thought he needed. Martin Taleisnik represented us and went above and beyond his call-to-duty on repeatedly meeting with our son and trying to talk sense into him. Because of his familiarity with the D.A.’s and judges, he was able to counsel us as to what to expect and whom to avoid, if possible.
All we were concerned about was that my son would get a fair hearing and not be swept aside by the court process. During one court appearance, Mr. Taleisnik was in the judge’s chambers for over 20 minutes, presenting the mitigating factors in my son’s case. At the sentencing hearing, Mr. Taleisnik gave an impassioned speech to the judge which persuaded the judge to give my son probation. During that speech, a female sitting behind us in court tapped us on the shoulder and told us that she was impressed by our attorney.
Regarding the fee. We were quoted a reasonable global fee that would cover anything that would transpire, short of a trial. My son’s case was continued almost monthly for 6 months, due to his co-defendant and other court procedures. Mr. Taleisnik was always there, on time, and would speak to us afterward in the hall, at length, about what the proceedings meant and what the next step was.
I highly recommend Martin Taleisnik to anyone needing legal representation and would seek him out again, if needed.- Chanah C.