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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.

Learn more about how our Fresno Personal Injury Attorney can help, by contacting us online or calling (559) 205-7757!

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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    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!

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    "I highly recommend Martin Taleisnik to anyone needing legal representation and would seek him out again, if needed."

    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.

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