Burbank Truck Accident Lawyers
Large Semi-Truck & Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Every year, thousands of Californians are injured and hundreds more are killed in car accidents with large trucks and commercial vehicles. These accidents tend to be much more devastating than typical motor vehicle crashes, due largely to the sheer size and weight of the trucks involved.
If you were injured or if someone you love died in a collision with a semi-truck, 18-wheeler, or tractor-trailer in or near Burbank, turn to the team at Custodio & Dubey LLP. Our experienced attorneys have helped countless clients go up against large trucking companies and their insurance providers—and win. To date, we have secured more than $90 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients. We are ready to help you understand your legal options and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed. Our team will handle every legal detail so you can focus on healing.
When Should You File a Truck Accident Claim?
If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident with a large truck or commercial vehicle, you should consider filing a claim against the trucking company’s insurance provider or another liable party. Even if you were partly at fault for the collision, you could still be entitled to financial compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, lost quality of life, and other damages.
You should act quickly, as you only have a limited time to file a truck accident lawsuit. In fact, in California, the statute of limitations on these cases is just two years from the date of the accident or the date of death, if you are filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Additionally, you could have even less time to file an insurance claim with the appropriate party. The sooner you act, the better.
Truck accident cases are very complex. It is important that you work with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney, one who can help you protect your rights and navigate the legal process. At Custodio & Dubey LLP, we offer innovative legal strategies and an individualized approach to personal injury law.
Who Is Liable for a Truck Accident?
One of the things that makes truck accident cases so much more complicated than standard car accident claims is the issue of liability. After a typical car accident, the person who caused the accident—i.e., the negligent driver—is liable for the victims’ damages. After a truck accident, however, the at-fault party may not necessarily be the one responsible for paying for the victims’ medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
In fact, depending on the specific details of a given case, any of the following parties could be partly or wholly liable for a truck accident:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The truck driver’s employer
- The company that owns or leases the truck
- The entity responsible for truck maintenance and/or repairs
- The entity that overloaded or improperly loaded the truck’s cargo
- The manufacturer or distributor of a defective vehicle or vehicle part
- Another motorist who acted negligently or some other negligent third party
At Custodio & Dubey LLP, we conduct exhaustive truck accident investigations to accurately identify who is liable for our clients’ damages. We use all available evidence to create innovative legal strategies and aggressively advocate for the maximum recovery our clients are owed.
How Much Is a Truck Accident Claim Worth?
Although it is not possible to accurately determine the value of a truck accident claim without first reviewing the specific details involved, most truck accident cases are relatively high in value.
This is due to a number of reasons, including but not limited to:
- The extensive damage caused by truck accidents
- The generally severe nature of victims’ injuries
- The past, current, and future cost of medical care
- The likelihood of permanent total or partial disability
- Loss of income/wages, as well as employment benefits
- Greater property damage, leading to totaled vehicles
- Extensive pain and suffering experienced by victims
Truck accidents often result in catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, whiplash, and blunt force trauma. Tragically, these injuries are often fatal.
At Custodio & Dubey LLP, our Burbank truck accident lawyers understand just how important it is that you recover the full compensation you are owed so that you can get the care you need to heal. We are prepared to fight for every penny you deserve, even if that means taking your case to trial.
Trust Our Proven Record of Success
When it comes to successfully navigating truck accident claims, experience matters. You want a legal team that knows how to protect your rights against the trucking company’s interests, one that will fight tirelessly to maximize your settlement or verdict.
The Custodio & Dubey LLP team has successfully represented countless accident victims and has recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation. We have what it takes to stand up to the insurance company and help you get back on your feet.