Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Fresno & Visalia
We Represent You
Accidents and injuries are an everyday occurrence, but sometimes the personal and financial consequences are too great to handle on your own and necessitate legal action. A personal injury case is defined by the physical, emotional and mental injuries caused by another person or entity. At the Law Offices of Christopher Martens, we are dedicated to defending and protecting our clients by investigating their cases and exploring their compensation and recovery options.
If you sustained a personal injury, contact the Law Offices of Christopher Martens at (888) 986-7756 to explore your legal options.
Filing a Lawsuit
A personal injury case is instigated by the injured party, a plaintiff, who files a lawsuit against an irresponsible or negligent person, agency or business whom they consider responsible for their accident. Personal injury claims can be split into three classes: intentional torts, negligent torts, and strict liability. Likewise, damages incurred are categorized as: special/economic, general/noneconomic, and punitive.
Personal injury cases include, but are not limited to:
- Auto accidents
- Dog bites
- Product liability
- Slips and falls
- Premises liability
- Wrongful death
An experienced attorney is necessary in helping you navigate the labyrinth of California personal injury law, and can even help you reach a settlement prior to a lawsuit. You also need a personal injury lawyer if the defendant claims you are equally responsible for the accident. If you are deemed equally liable by the court, your personal injury compensation will be reduced in equivalence to your liability. The Law Offices of Christopher Martens has experience in handling personal injury cases and can help you seek maximum compensation.
Statute of Limitations
Statutes of limitations vary by state law and the type of injury, but the clock starts ticking when the plaintiff is injured or becomes aware of the injury. In California, the statute of limitation states that a plaintiff has two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. After two years, the court will not grant you a hearing and your right to compensation will be denied.
We’ll Fight for You
At the Law Offices of Christopher Martens, our team is dedicated to protecting the best interests of our clients. If you have been injured in an accident and require a personal injury lawyer, contact our office at (888) 986-7756 to discuss how we can help you. We offer personal injury representation to clients in the Tulare, Kings and Fresno counties.
When your quality of life is on the line due to a personal injury, contact The Law Offices of Christopher Martens at (888) 986-7756 to schedule a free consultation.