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Experience And Results Matter

Timothy W. Mazzela was born and raised in Fresno and as an auto accident attorney in Fresno, Mr. Mazzela has successfully represented and assisted thousands of injured people over his legal career. Mr. Mazzela continues to focus his personal injury practice on assisting persons injured in automobile   accidents throughout the state of California. Compassion for his clients, hard work and a total commitment to protect his injured client’s rights are the driving forces that get excellent results for his injury clients throughout the state of California.   Beyond that, as the premiere personal injury attorney in Fresno, his 21 years of practice in personal injury law has provided him with the trial skills, experience and expertise necessary to effectively represent you in your personal injury case. Mr. Mazzela is willing to take difficult and complex cases to trial and fight for justice on behalf of his clients. This has earned him an excellent reputation for being a strong, aggressive and effective advocate.

Settlement Value

Settlement is more likely when you are represented by an experienced attorney that has handled thousands of personal injury cases. Our firms experience, reputation and proven results help maximize the value of your case when entering settlement negotiations.  Additionally, our firms experience and proven results help us determine the value of your personal injury case. The value of your case will be discussed with Mr. Mazzela and  is based on many factors. These factors are set forth below:

Ø  Nature of your injuries
Extent of your injuries
ØWhether the injuries can be objectively verified
ØSurgical intervention required
Ø  Permanent injuries versus full recovery
Ø  Nature of injury producing event
Ø  Damage to vehicles
Ø  How well  your injuries are documented
Ø  Whether you received reasonable and necessary treatment
Ø  Impact on your life
Ø  Impact on your families lives
Ø  Mental and Emotional trauma
Ø  Pain and Suffering
Ø  In home care services
Ø  Past lost wages
Ø  Future lost wages
Ø  Loss of earning capacity
Ø  Comparative fault issues

Our firm has extensive experience researching, comparing and providing settlement value ranges that are consistent with current jury verdicts and recorded settlements. We research and find similar cases like yours to help establish the value of your case. The nature and extent of your injuries, the medical treatment and the numerous other factors set forth above are reviewed with you to show you how and why we arrived at the settlement value for your case. This provides you with the necessary information to be informed and feel confident about your decision to settle or not settle your case. I will then conduct a risk/benefit analysis with you to complete the review process so that you are empowered to make a fully informed decision on the best approach to maximize the value of your case.

Monitoring Medical Treatment

Our firm will monitor your medical treatment and consult with you to confirm that you are receiving the appropriate treatment to promote maximum medical improvement from your injuries. Personal injury clients are required to mitigate their damages by getting medical attention that will help minimize their damages. Out firm will help you determine if future surgery and medical treatment is required for us to fully evaluate all of your past and future medical expenses. It is the injury victim’s burden to prove their past and future medical damages. Failure to discover, develop and prove these damages will result in a reduction in the value of your personal injury case. Our burden of proof at trial is to produce competent medical testimony and diagnostic studies to prove that the medical treatment is reasonable, necessary and related to the injuries caused by the accident. Mr. Mazzela knows how to introduce this evidence at trial in a compelling and meaningful manner. The use of highly respected medical experts, family members that have witnessed devastating impact of the injuries and the client's testimony is used to demonstrate the dramatic impact on the client's life.

Retaining Highly Respected Expert Witnesses.      

Retaining the right experts comes with many years of experience in identifying the legal and medical issues involved in personal injury trial work. This is essential to proving your case at trial. Additionally, knowing the reputable, knowledgeable and effective expert witnesses involves years of retaining and opposing experts in a wide variety of areas of expertise. There are accident reconstructionist, biomechanical engineers, medical experts, human factors experts, vocational rehabilitation experts, economist and a myriad of other areas of expertise. Mr. Mazzela has spent the past twenty years discovering and working with the best expert witnesses in the various types of personal injury cases within our firms practice areas. Your case value relies on the expert witnesses associated with your case. Choosing the right experts to represent your best interest is critical to the success in maximizing the value and credibility of your personal injury case.

State-of-the-Art Courtroom Technology and Simulations

Mr. Mazzela has presented video simulations of the events of the accident in complex cases involving a collapsing 550 gallon diesel fuel tank as well as motor vehicle accident video simulations reconstructing the injury producing event. Even more compelling, animations depicting the surgical procedures being performed is a very compelling method at trial to demonstrate the significance of the injury, the resulting surgery and the substantial impact on the client’s life. Power Point presentations and day-in-the-life videos done professionally also increase the Juries appreciation for the significant impact the injuries have inflicted on the injured client. Beyond that, enlarging liability photos and medical diagrams onto 3’ x 2’ enlarged poster boards for use at trial. This allows the jury to have the exhibits during deliberation. The video simulations and power point presentations end when the closing argument end and cannot be taken back into the jury deliberation room. Therefore, our firm uses the enlarged poster boards for the most critical evidence so the jury has access during jury deliberations and is then able to base their decision on hard evidence rather than speculate on memory alone.       

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Compassion for his clients

Mr. Mazzela understands that persons injured in automobile collision are in pain, emotionally upset and their lives have been turned upside down. The client is without a car, they need to get to doctor’s appointments necessitated by the accident and they are missing work. Sometimes the pain subsides in a few months. Other times, the pain becomes chronic and a lifetime of pain management, surgeries and other invasive life altering matters must be addressed by a personal injury attorney experienced in being there for his clients to assist and counsel them at their time of need.  Our firm is committed to discovering the full nature and extent of your injuries to maximize its value and support our clients in these difficult times for the client. This discovery occurs when the client and Mr. Mazzela meet to monitor the client’s medical progress, preparing responses to discovery about the client’s injuries and preparing the client for deposition. It is during these meetings that Mr. Mazzela is able to get to know the client better and discuss the full nature and extent of the impact on the client’s life and counsel them accordingly in their personal injury case.

Areas of Practice

      Automobile Injury
Automobile Wrongful Death
Trucking Wrongful Death
Motorcycle Wrongful Death
Trucking Injury
Trucking Wrongful Death
Motorcycle Accident Injury
Pedestrian Injury
Pedestrian Wrongful Death
Bicycle Injury
Bicycle Wrongful Death
Bus Injury
Bus Wrongful Death

Train Injury
Train Wrongful Death
Boat Injury
Boat Wrongful Death
Uninsured Motorist Injury
Uninsured Motorist Wrongful Death
Dog Bites Wrongful Death
Dog Attacks
Farm Accidents
Dangerous/Defective Premises
Dangerous/Defective Products
Dangerous Conditions on Public Property
Slip, and Fall Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1993


  • San Joaquin College of Law, Fresno, California, 1993
    Juris Doctorate
  • California State University of Fresno, 1989
    Bachelor of Arts
    Major: Public Administration
    Major: Communication

Published Works

  • Legally Speaking Section, The Fresno Bee, September, 1998
  • Legally Speaking Section, The Fresno Bee, December, 1998

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Obtaining The Best Settlement, NBI, December 6, 2007 - Present

Birth Information

  • Fresno, California, United States of America

To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your accident claim, contact us or call us at (559) 297-1118. Our offices are conveniently located on the North East side of Fresno. We are open during normal business hours. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. We also accept telephone calls 24 hours a day. We will travel to the hospital or your home to meet with you, when necessary. Mr. Mazzela also handles larger  personal injury cases throughout the state of California.

Map and Directions

At the Law Office of Timothy W. Mazzela, in Fresno, we represent individuals throughout the Central Valley in California, including Madera, Clovis, Selma, Hanford, Merced, Modesto, Tulare, Visalia, Oakhurst, Coarsegold, Lemoore, Bakersfield, Lancaster, Palmdale and Los Angeles; in Kings County, Fresno County, Kern County, Merced County, Tulare County, Stanislaus County and Los Angeles County; and throughout the communities around Kings Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, Millerton Lake, Shaver Lake and the San Joaquin Valley. Mr. Mazzela also handles larger  personal injury cases throughout the state of California.

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