Fresno Personal Injury Attorneys
Serving Fresno Accident Victims
516 West Shaw Ave Suite 200
Fresno, CA 93704
Fresno, nearly smack dab in the middle of California, has a great deal to offer to residents and tourists alike. As the fifth largest city in California, Fresno boasts of beautiful gardens, including the amazing Forestiere Underground Gardens, a great many museums and galleries, a well-known water park, and magnificent sprawling vineyards and wineries. Fresno is also the birthplace of the first credit card. All of California is a popular tourist destination and Fresno is no exception. With so many people coming in and out of the area, Fresno Yosemite International Airport is a busy place, especially because it is the closest airport to Yosemite National Park.
While most of us are aware that air travel is statistically much safer than auto travel, the danger of air travel is still very real, especially when one airplane accident can result in deaths and catastrophic injuries to so many more people. If you or a loved one has the misfortune of being involved in an airplane accident, you may very well be able to receive compensation for medical, surgical, rehabilitative, or funeral costs, for lost wages (present and future), and for your pain and suffering. If you find yourself in such an awful situation, enveloped in physical pain, emotional trauma and/or grief, it is important to put yourself in the hands of a skilled personal injury attorney at J&Y Law who can help you to avoid financial woes and give you some sense of justice.
Why choose J&Y Law personal injury attorneys?
J&Y Law, a well-established personal injury law firm with offices throughout California, has a branch office right here in Fresno, located at 516 West Shaw Avenue, Suite 200. Our attorneys have the knowledge and skill to represent you, regardless of whether the accident was caused by equipment malfunctions, pilot errors, or negligence on the part of air traffic control. We have the resources to investigate the accident thoroughly, to provide witnesses, and, if necessary, to bring in experts in related fields.
During the aftermath of an airplane accident, the last thing you should have to be concerned with is the intricate complexities of the law. J&Y lawyers, renowned for their attention to detail and their compassion, as well as for their substantial settlements, are here to help you and your family.
As a full-service personal injury law firm, J&Y Law, in Fresno and elsewhere, is by no means limited to assisting victims of airplane accidents. As a matter of fact, our law firm is ready to assist you with any of the following:
- Car & Truck Accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Construction accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Child abuse and neglect
- Dog bites
- Sexual assaults
- Wrongful death
If you need the services of a personal injury attorney for any reason in Fresno, J&Y Law is available to fight vigorously to protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. At J&Y Law, we work on contingency, never charging a fee until we have won your case.
Who is liable in an airplane accident?
According to the Montreal Convention, which established rules for international air flight in 1999, the carrier is “strictly liable” for damages, meaning the airline has absolute legal responsibility for an injury it causes. No matter what the cause, the airline is responsible for compensating each victim for a specified amount. Beyond that amount, if the airline can prove that the damage did not result from any “negligence, wrongful act or omission” on the part of the carrier, other parties may also be liable. If a manufacturing defect of the plane was the underlying cause of the crash, for example, one or more manufacturers may become defendants in subsequent lawsuits.
What Not to do after an Airplane Accident
As our attorneys will explain to you, you should never agree to a settlement with the airline or its insurance company, no matter how reasonable it seems, without the advice of experienced airline attorneys. The airline and its insurers have powerful attorneys looking out for their best interests — all the more reason that you should have powerful attorneys looking out for yours.
How Best to Get Legal Assistance after an Airplane Accident
Airplane accidents require special knowledge that not all attorneys possess. The complexities of laws governing flight accidents, coupled with the likelihood of the fatality or catastrophic injuries of the victims, necessitates a high level of competence and experience on the part of the lawyers involved. When you turn to J&Y Law, you are assured of both.
When you require the services of a personal injury lawyer in Fresno for any reason, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by filling out a contact form on the J&Y Law website or by calling us at 559.471.3203.