Commercial big rig truck accidents regularly result in severe injuries and deaths for occupants of traditional passenger vehicles. Unfortunately, these accidents are more common than most people realize. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, we are here to help if you need an experienced and skilled Los Angeles truck accident attorney by your side.
Any accident involving a large truck or commercial vehicle adds complexity to the investigation. A trucker involved in a tractor-trailer accident knows his or her livelihood is on the line and will look for ways to avoid responsibility and save his job. Trucking companies often launch immediate investigations to look for any way possible to avoid liability. The insurance companies are in business to make a profit and look at every angle to deny claims or minimize payments. The big trucking companies’ risk avoidance efforts result in many layers of potential defendants that need to be analyzed and unraveled to develop comprehensive legal strategies to obtain an effective and favorable outcome for tractor-trailer accident victims.
For more than 35 years, The Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg in Los Angeles, California, has served as an exceptional legal resource for truck accident victims and their families to take on big business. Our founding lawyer is an exceptional trial attorney who knows how to win. Our track record of success is based upon hard work, substantial experience, and proven skills in obtaining favorable settlements and jury verdicts in complex truck accident litigation.
We take pride in winning. We want to help you. The truck companies and insurance defense industry know that we come well-prepared to achieve results — no matter how difficult the case may seem.
Motorists in ordinary cars, riders on a motorcycle, pedestrians, or anyone who is hit by a truck is no match for the power and mass of a big rig. The injuries in a semi-truck accident are frequently catastrophic and may be fatal. Medical bills pile up quickly. The need for long-term treatment, rehabilitation, and modifications to housing are likely after a serious 18-wheeler accident. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a truck accident, it is critical for you to work with a legal team with the resources, knowledge, and experience to get the full and fair compensation you need to get your life back on track.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg have extensive experience helping clients who have sustained a range of injuries due to a truck accident. It is not uncommon for us to help victims who have sustained the following:
Our attorneys also recognize that truck accident injury victims regularly suffer from significant emotional and psychological trauma as a result of the accident, their injuries, and their recovery. We strive to recover compensation for all of our clients’ injuries, both physical and non-physical.
There may be various types of compensation available to victims of these accidents. The Los Angeles truck accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg are regularly able to help clients recover the following:
The total amount of compensation available in the aftermath of a truck accident will vary depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding each particular case. Some of the factors that significantly affect the total compensation include the severity of the injuries, the fault of every party involved, and the insurance coverage limits of the parties involved.
It is crucial for Los Angeles truck accident victims to understand that they have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit in these cases. The California personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date an accident occurs. This means that a truck accident victim has a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent driver or company. If the accident was caused by a truck driver working for a government entity that a government written claim must be filed within 6 months or the case will be lost.
If a victim fails to file a lawsuit or government claim within this time frame, they will lose any ability to recover the compensation they deserve.
However, we need to point out that this does not apply to any deadlines put in place by the insurance carriers involved in the accident. Insurance carriers typically require that claims be filed within a short amount of time after the accident occurs, or the claim could be delayed or denied altogether.
You need a truck accident attorney with the skill, intellect, experience, and determination to level the playing field against the powerful insurance companies and trucking industry. Accident reconstructionists, medical professionals, and life-care planners are frequently needed to show the insurance companies, judges, and juries the complete amount of damages in your case. We have the resources and access to exceptional experts to prove fault, liability, and damages.