If you or somebody you love has been affected by an accident involving a larger commercial truck in the Burbank area, please speak to an attorney as soon as possible.

At Fisher & Talwar, our Burbank truck accident lawyer is ready to offer a free consultation to help you and your loved ones understand the best options moving forward. We have a strong record of success taking care of complex personal injury claims throughout California, and we want to get to work on your claim immediately.

Why Choose Fisher & Talwar for Your Burbank Truck Accident Case?

  • We take pride in the work we do for clients. We believe that a personal injury claim helps secure not only compensation for victims but justice and closure.
  • We are tenacious when it comes to pursuing compensation for our clients. If we are unable to obtain a fair settlement, we have no problem taking your case to trial.
  • We have built an experienced and trusted network of professionals who can help us investigate your claim, calculate your damages, and fight your case in court.

Truck Accident Liability – What It Takes to Prove Negligence

Proving liability after a Burbank truck accident occurs can be immensely challenging due to the many factors involved. Key elements to establish liability include:

  • Duty of care. Demonstrating that the truck driver, trucking company, or any other alleged negligent party owed a duty of care to other road users.
  • Breach of duty. Proving that the duty of care owed to the victim was breached through actions such as speeding, fatigue, improper loading, or failure to maintain the vehicle.
  • Causation. Showing that the alleged negligent action (the breach) directly caused the truck collision and resulting injuries.
  • Damages. Documenting the extent of injuries and losses suffered, such as medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

At Fisher & Talwar, we have the experience and resources to thoroughly investigate your truck collision case and prove negligence.

What Compensation Can You Recover After a Burbank Truck Accident?

Anyone who sustained losses in a Burbank truck collision may be entitled to certain types of economic and non-economic damages, including:

  • Medical expenses. This includes costs for emergency care, hospital stays, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and any necessary long-term medical care.
  • Lost income. Compensation for wages income due to time away from work during recovery, as well as future lost earnings if the injury leads to long-term disability.
  • Pain and suffering. Financial assistance for the any physical pain and emotional distress caused by the injury.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life. Compensation for the impact the injury or injuries on your ability to enjoy daily activities and hobbies.
  • Loss of companionship. In the case that your loved one is wrongfully killed.

Our goal is to ensure you receive the maximum compensation available under the law to help you recover from your injury and move forward with your life.

What Will Your Attorney Do to Help a Truck Case?

An experienced Burbank truck accident lawyer can provide invaluable assistance by:

  • Investigating the accident. Gathering evidence, including accident reports, witness statements, and data from the truck’s black box.
  • Establishing liability. Identifying all parties responsible for the accident, including the truck driver, trucking company, and any other involved entities.
  • Calculating damages. Assessing the full extent of your losses to ensure you seek appropriate compensation.
  • Negotiating with insurers. Handling all communications with insurance companies to negotiate a fair settlement.
  • Representing you in court. If a settlement cannot be reached, your attorney will be prepared to take your case to trial and advocate on your behalf.

How Long Do You Have to File a Truck Accident Claim?

In California, filing a truck accident claim must occur within two years from when the incident happened. This means you have a limited time to take legal action. If you fail to file your claim within this limited two-year timeframe, you could lose your right to seek compensation.

Please act quickly and consult with a truck accident lawyer to ensure all deadlines are met.

How Do Truck Accidents Usually Happen in California?

Truck accidents in Kentucky occur for various reasons, often involving negligence or unsafe practices. Some common causes include:

  • Driver fatigue. Truck drivers often work extended hours without adequate rest (even though FMCSA regulations limit the amount of time each driver is allowed to operate), leading to decreased alertness and slower reaction times.
  • Speeding. Large trucks require vastly more time and distance to stop, and speeding increases the risk of losing control and causing an accident.
  • Distracted driving. Truck drivers may be distracted by various aspects of their job, including their phones, GPS devices, or other activities, diverting their attention from the road.
  • Improper loading. Overloaded/improperly secured cargo can cause a truck to become unbalanced, leading to rollovers or loss of control.
  • Mechanical failures. Poor maintenance or defective parts can result in brake failures, tire blowouts, or other mechanical issues that lead to accidents.
  • Weather conditions. Rain, snow, and ice can make roads slippery and hazardous, increasing the likelihood of a truck accident.
  • Reckless driving. Aggressive driving behaviors, such as tailgating, abrupt lane changes, and running red lights, contribute to many truck accidents.

What Can You Do to Help Your Claim?

Taking the right steps after a truck accident can help strengthen your claim. Here are some actions to consider:

  • Seek medical attention. Even if you do not think your injuries are severe, it is important to get a medical evaluation to document your condition.
  • Report the accident. File a police report to create an official record of the incident.
  • Gather evidence. Collect contact information from witnesses, take photographs of the accident scene, and keep records of your medical treatment and expenses.
  • Avoid discussing your case. Do not speak with the other party’s insurance company or post about the accident on social media without consulting your lawyer.

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Call a Burbank Truck Accident Attorney Today

If you or a loved one have been affected by an accident involving a commercial truck in the Burbank area, the team at Fisher & Talwar is here to help. We are ready to help you recover compensation, whether this means standing up to insurance carriers or taking your case all the way to court.

When you need a Burbank truck accident lawyer, you can reach out to us to schedule a free consultation of your claim by calling us at (213) 318-3052 or by filling out our contact form.