Los Angeles Truck Accident Attorney
Getting involved in an accident with a large truck that weighs between 20 and 30 times more than your car is no laughing matter. Your car doesn’t stand a chance and this might have dire consequences for you and any passengers in your vehicle.
Data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows that about 97% of vehicle occupants killed in two-vehicle crashes involving a passenger vehicle and a large truck are occupants of the passenger vehicles.
According to the latest statistics published by the National Safety Council (NSC), about 5,000 people die and 160,000 are insured in large-truck crashes annually.
If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident, you might be entitled to compensation.
Cohen & Marzban is one of the top Los Angeles truck accident attorney firms.
We help clients who have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident to receive the compensation they deserve.
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Why Choose Cohen & Marzban Personal Injury Attorneys?
Results! Results! Results!
With over 45 years of experience, we have already recovered $2,000,000,000+ for our clients!
Our list of accomplishments includes winning The Litigator Award™ – an honor given to only the top 1% of trial attorneys in the United States.
If you need a respected law firm with a proven track record on your side, Cohen & Marzban is the place to go. We stand ready to help you.
All new clients receive a free consultation and if we decide to take on your case, we don’t get paid unless you get paid!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to hire a lawyer if I was injured in a truck accident?
If you sustained serious injuries in a truck accident, it’s highly recommended that you hire a truck accident lawyer.
Trucking companies and their drivers are typically well insured. However, that doesn’t mean you can expect to receive fair compensation for your injuries and damages suffered. You will often not be taken seriously by their insurance company without expert legal representation and are therefore unlikely to receive a fair settlement offer.
A good, experienced truck accident lawyer will fight for you and won’t let you settle for less than your case is worth during insurance negotiations.
I am partially responsible for my accident. Can I still file a claim?
In California, your claim will be evaluated based on the principle of “comparative negligence.” This means that if all the parties are found to be negligent to some extent, the role each party played in causing the accident is taken into consideration.
For example, if you’re found to be 20% responsible for the accident, you will only be eligible for up to 80% of the total compensation you would have been entitled to but for your negligence.
Truck accidents cases can get very complex. If you’re partly responsible for the accident, you’ll often be told it’s your fault by the other party. It’s a way to divert attention away from them.
A good truck accident attorney will review all the details of your case and will explain how your negligence might affect the outcome.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in California?
You must file a claim within two years of the accident.
California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1 says: “Within two years: An action for assault, battery, or injury to, or for the death of, an individual caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another.”
The sooner you speak to a truck accident lawyer and file a claim, the better. Evidence in support of your case such as eyewitness accounts, video footage, etc. may not be available at a later date so you should act right away.
What damages can I claim?
The damages you can claim will largely depend on the nature and extent of the injuries you suffered. Common truck accident injuries can include spinal cord injuries, internal injuries, broken bones, bone fractures, burn injuries, neck injuries, and brain injuries.
The damages you might be able to claim include the following:
- Current and future medical expenses.
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation.
- Pain and suffering.
- Lost wages and reduced earning potential.
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
- Loss of consortium (disruption of marital relationships).
- Wrongful death (on behalf of a deceased loved one).
If you’ve suffered injuries in an accident involving a truck, the attorneys at Cohen & Marzban stand ready to help you.