Burbank Truck Accident Attorneys

Burbank Truck Accident Lawyers

Truck accidents are common in California. When a large commercial truck and a passenger vehicle are involved in an accident, the smaller vehicle and its occupants tend to suffer the most damage and harm. In fact, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, most people who are killed in large truck wrecks are those in passenger vehicles. Given their size and power, large trucks can inflict an enormous amount of damage on smaller vehicles.

If you have suffered injuries in a truck accident in Burbank, California, truck accident attorney Joshua Glotzer is here to help. At Glotzer & Leib, LLP, we have over 20 years of experience helping truck accident victims obtain the compensation they deserve.

Why You Need a Truck Accident Attorney

Given the severity of the injuries that drivers and passengers may suffer in truck accidents, legal action is almost always necessary following a truck wreck. Unfortunately, however, trucking companies and their insurers understand how dangerous large trucks can be, so they do everything they can to protect themselves against legal claims. These companies often use their power, size, and influence to intimidate truck accident victims into accepting unfair settlements or to prevent victims from obtaining compensation altogether.

Fortunately, if you’ve been hurt in an accident, you don’t have to sit back and allow yourself to be victimized. When you hire an experienced truck accident lawyer to take on your case, you significantly increase your odds of a successful outcome. At Glotzer & Leib, LLP, our experienced personal injury attorneys routinely take on large trucking companies to help accident victims obtain the compensation they deserve. If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident, we will fight for your right to obtain financial compensation for your injuries.

How Can a Truck Accident Lawyer Help Me Following a Truck Accident?

Following a truck accident, trucking companies and insurance companies rely on their attorneys to limit their liability. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll be able to overcome these powerful organizations and their attorneys by yourself. Therefore, following a truck accident in Burbank, California, you need an experienced truck accident attorney in Burbank on your side.

At Glotzer & Leib, LLP, we are highly experienced truck injury lawyers who have been defending the rights of injured parties against trucking companies, insurance companies, and their lawyers for decades. When you hire us to take on these powerful companies, you can rest assured that we’ll utilize our substantial experience and knowledge to fight for your right for financial compensation. Specifically, when we take on your truck accident case, we will:

  • Work with you to gather the evidence that helps make your claim successful
  • Defend you against the efforts of the defendant or defendants in your case to discredit you and minimize the extent of your injuries
  • Aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf
  • Hire investigators, accident reconstruction specialists, and expert witnesses to ensure that your case is as strong as possible if your case goes to trial

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

In Burbank, California, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a truck accident claim. However, it often takes a long time to properly investigate a truck accident. Therefore, if you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible.

Can I Sue for Being Hit by a Semi-Truck?

If you’ve been hit by a semi-truck in Burbank, California, you can file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries. Specifically, if you’ve suffered injuries in a Burbank truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Past and future medical costs
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Past, present, and future pain and suffering
  • Physical impairment
  • Disfigurement
  • Punitive damages

Steps to Take After a Truck Accident

In order to increase your odds of successful physical and financial recovery after a truck accident in Burbank, California, it’s important to take the correct steps. First and foremost, you must receive medical care following a truck accident. In fact, this applies even if you don’t think you’ve been injured. Some injury symptoms take weeks or even months to emerge, so when it comes to truck accidents, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Next, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. When you contact the experienced attorneys at Glotzer & Leib, LLP, we will investigate the circumstances that led to your accident and formulate an effective legal strategy that will give you the best chance at a successful outcome.

What Causes Truck Accidents?

As noted above, truck accidents often result in serious injuries, including paralysis and death. These types of accidents can be caused by several factors, and many of them are linked to the negligence of the truck driver, trucking company, or truck manufacturer. For example, truck accidents are often linked to maintenance issues that affect the vehicle’s brakes, lights, and rigs. In addition, truck accidents are often the result of driver inattention and exhaustion.

Common Truck Accident Injuries

Commercial trucks are powerful, dangerous vehicles. Therefore, the injuries associated with truck accidents are often serious. Common truck accident injuries include:

  • Internal injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Rib and torso injuries
  • Seat belt injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis

When Should You Contact a Lawyer After an Accident?

After you receive medical treatment for your truck accident injuries, you should contact a Burbank personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Glotzer & Leib, LLP, has the legal knowledge and experience necessary to assist you with your Burbank truck accident case. When you come to us for help, we will determine who was at fault for your accident, prepare and file a lawsuit against the negligent party or parties, gather information and documentation, and diligently pursue financial compensation on your behalf. Therefore, if you’ve been injured in a truck accident, please contact us for a consultation.

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      “Mr. Glotzer represented me after I was involved in a car accident. I was badly injured,but the insurance company refused to offer me a reasonable settlement. I decided to find an attorney and decided to hire Josh.

      His law firm did a great job on my case. They were very responsive to all my questions and obtained a great resolution for me. I received way more money than was originally offered. I would recommend their firm to friends and family.”

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      “Mr. Josh Glotzer is a great attorney. Over the last 15 years he has helped me on a number of cases with professionalism, and more importantly a positive outcome in my favor. I have referred him to a number of friends and colleagues, all of which have been equally as happy with his legal representation. I trust him and confident in legal ability. I highly recommend his law firm.”

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      “Don’t try to deal with insurance companies on your own. They strung me along for almost two years before I gave the case to Glotzer & Leib. Josh and his team quickly obtained a settlement that netted me many times what the insurance company was offering. Thank You!”

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      “My wife was in a car accident last year and Josh did an amazing job representing her. It’s very refreshing to see someone in his profession that actually cares and puts his clients first. He’s the best in the business and I feel so fortunate that I was referred to him. Keep up the great work and thanks for everything you did for my family!”

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      “I was in a rear end car accident last year and hired Mr. Glotzer’s office. It wasn’t a big case but their office helped me with my property damage claim and did a good job resolving the injury portion of the case as well.”

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