Van Nuys Truck Accident Lawyers
Large Truck Accidents in the San Fernando Valley
When semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and other large commercial trucks collide with smaller passenger vehicles, the impact is devastating. Often, occupants of cars, motorcycles, pickup trucks, and SUVs are the ones who sustain catastrophic or fatal injuries in these accidents. Victims and their families deserve justice, especially when a tragic accident could have—and should have—been avoided.
If you or your loved one was involved in a truck accident in Van Nuys—whether in an intersection, on a busy roadway, or on the 101 or 405—Custodio & Dubey LLP can help. Our team of aggressive and experienced attorneys has recovered more than $90 million in compensation for our clients, and we are ready to fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.
Reach out to our firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation: (888) 200-9431. Hablamos español.
Common Truck Accident Injuries & Damages
Due to their immense size and weight, semis and other large trucks tend to cause extensive damage when they are involved in traffic accidents. As a result, victims typically sustain severe, life-altering injuries.
Examples of common truck accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Lacerations and soft tissue damage
- Internal bleeding
- Broken bones/fractures
- Head, neck, and back injuries
- Accidental amputation/loss of limb
- Organ damage
These injuries necessitate extensive medical attention and can lead to lasting impairments, as well as permanent disability. Most truck accident victims are left with significant physical, emotional, and financial damages in the wake of the collision.
After a truck accident, you may be able to recover compensation for the following damages:
- Emergency medical care
- Ambulance fees
- Ongoing and future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost or diminished earning capacity
- Home modifications to accommodate a disability
- Lost income, wages, and employment benefits
- Lost future earnings
- Disfigurement and inconvenience
- Costs associated with in-home assistance, medical care, etc.
At Custodio & Dubey LLP, our Van Nuys truck accident lawyers pursue all possible avenues of compensation to help maximize our clients’ recoveries. We understand the importance of securing a fair settlement or verdict, and we are prepared to advocate tirelessly for your rights against the interests of the trucking company and its insurance provider.
Holding the Liable Party Responsible
Under California’s fault-based motor vehicle accident system, truck accident victims must prove the fault of another party in order to file an insurance claim and/or sue for damages. However, establishing fault and determining liability in a truck accident case can be very difficult without the help of an experienced attorney.
Depending on the cause of the accident, as well as additional factors, any of the following parties could be partially or wholly liable for your damages:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- Another motorist on the road
- The entity responsible for loading cargo
- A truck maintenance or repair company
- An auto manufacturer
- An engineer or construction company
This is not an exhaustive list; another third party may be partially or entirely responsible for your damages. At Custodio & Dubey LLP, we know work with accident reconstructionists, expert witnesses, and other professionals who help us investigate accidents and determine who is liable for our clients’ damages. We utilize cutting-edge techniques to build powerful, evidence-based claims and leave no stone unturned when it comes to seeking maximum compensation.
Do You Need a Lawyer After a Truck Accident?
If you or someone you love was involved in a truck accident, it is important that you reach out to an attorney with experience in these types of cases. At Custodio & Dubey LLP, our attorneys can assist you with the complex process of bringing a claim or lawsuit against the liable party. We are prepared to handle every legal detail—from gathering evidence and submitting paperwork to communicating with the insurance company on your behalf—so that you can focus on your physical recovery.
Our goal is to ease your stress and help you secure the fair compensation you deserve. We know that no amount of financial recovery can undo the devastating losses you have endured, but a settlement or verdict can provide much-needed monetary resources, allowing you to manage unexpected expenses and get back on your feet.
When you hire Custodio & Dubey LLP, you do not pay anything upfront. In fact, there are no out-of-pocket expenses for you when you work with our firm. Instead, we provide our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay legal fees if/when we win your case. Our attorneys’ fees are paid via a percentage of your settlement or verdict and, in the event that we do not recover any compensation on your behalf, you do not pay a dime.