Burbank Car Accident Attorneys

Burbank Car Accident Attorneys

Thousands of people are killed or injured in Burbank, California car accidents each year. The Burbank, CA car accident lawyers of the Law Office of Alisa Goukasian assist individuals and families injured in motor vehicle accidents. We work diligently to recover the compensation you deserve from a negligent or reckless driver. Because you don’t pay any attorneys’ fees until we recover money for your claim, you do not need to worry about how to pay for trusted, skilled legal counsel.

Contact our office today by calling 818-242-4601 to schedule your free consultation with a Burbank, CA car accident attorney.

Keep reading to learn more about:

Common Car Crash Causes in Burbank, CA

Types of Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

What To Do After a Car Accident in Burbank, California

Who is Liable for Your Car Accident?

How Do Our Burbank, CA Car Accident Lawyers Help You with an Injury Claim?

Common Car Crash Causes in Burbank, CA

Car crashes occur for many reasons. One of the most common causes of Burbank, California car accidents is driver error and driver negligence. Throughout Burbank, CA you witness many of the poor driving behaviors that lead to deadly and catastrophic traffic accidents.

Examples of factors that contribute to the cause of a car crash include, but are not limited to:

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is one of the top reasons for car accidents in Burbank, California. Examples of distracted driving include texting while driving, eating, drinking, using a cell phone, and grooming.

Speeding and Reckless Driving

Speeding is dangerous in any situation because it takes longer to stop to avoid a crash. Reckless driving may include aggressive driving or road rage, following too closely, weaving in and out of traffic, and driving too fast for conditions.

Fatigued or Drowsy Driving

Studies have shown that driving while drowsy can be as dangerous as drunk driving. Shift workers, large truck drivers, and individuals with certain medical conditions can be at a higher risk of accidents because of drowsy driving.

Impaired Driving

Impaired driving includes drunk driving, buzzed driving, and drugged driving. It is illegal in Burbank, California. However, a driver can be held liable for civil damages from a DUI accident, even if the driver is not convicted of a crime.

Inexperienced Driving

Inexperienced driving includes teen drivers, new drivers, and commercial truck drivers with very little training. An inexperienced driver may not know how to react to an emergency or panic during some situations.

Poor Weather Conditions & Hazardous Road Conditions

Poor weather conditions, including snow, ice, fog, and rain, can make driving conditions more hazardous. Road debris, defectively designed roads, improperly maintained roads, and work zones can also increase the risk of a car accident. Even though these factors might contribute to the cause of the accident, a driver may be liable if the driver did not adjust his or her driving when encountering these situations.

There could be other factors that contribute to the car crash. Identifying the factors that contributed to the cause of a collision is essential in building a strong personal injury case against the at-fault driver or party.

Types of Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

Even a minor car accident or “fender bender” can result in severe injuries. For some individuals, car accident injuries cause disabilities and permanent impairments. Catastrophic injuries or life-threatening injuries can make it impossible for a person to return to work, care for a family, or even care for his or her own needs.

Common car accident injuries our Burbank, California injury lawyers handle include, but are not limited to:

Broken bones and fractures

Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), concussions, skull fractures, hematomas, and brain swelling

Spinal cord injuries and back injuries, including paralysis

Severe burns, abrasions, lacerations, disfigurement, and scarring

Amputations

Blindness and other sensory losses

Soft tissue damage, including whiplash and nerve damage

Neck and shoulder injuries

Seat belt syndrome

Internal bleeding and damage to internal organs

Some car accident injuries are difficult to diagnose because symptoms may mimic other conditions or injury symptoms may not appear for a few hours or days after the collision. Seeking immediate medical treatment is one of the most important things to do after a motor vehicle accident. Your medical care is important for your health and your car accident claim.

What to Do After a Car Accident in Burbank, California

The steps to take after a motor vehicle accident may vary slightly, depending on the circumstances. However, here are some basic steps that can help protect your legal rights to hold the party accountable for your injuries and  damages.

The seven important steps to take after a motor vehicle crash are:

1. Report the Car Accident Immediately

Call 911 to report the crash and request assistance.

2. Gather Evidence at the Accident Scene

If possible, make a video of the accident scene, take photographs, and ask witnesses for their contact information.

3. Seek Medical Treatment for Injuries

A delay in medical care could harm your health and hurt your personal injury claim.  Even before contacting an attorney make sure that you tend to your health and well-being.

4. Report the Car Accident to Your Insurance Company

Call your insurance provider to report the accident.

5. Avoid Talking to Insurance Adjusters

Insurance adjusters want to pay as little as possible to settle your injury claim. They often record your statements and can use any and all statements against you. After an injury you may experience shock and confusion and may not always provide the most accurate account. Don’t help them by giving them evidence to use against you by providing a statement.

6. Document Injuries and Damages

Keep copies of all receipts, invoices, bills, and other evidence of financial loss.  Photograph your injuries throughout your recovery and make notes about how your injuries impact your daily life.

7. Contact a California Car Accident Lawyer

Our legal team is ready to assist you with an accident claim. We will take care of all aspects of your claim while you focus on your recovery.

Who is Liable for Your Car Accident?

There could be one or more parties responsible for the crash. Until a thorough investigation is completed, it is difficult to know who is liable for your damages. Depending on the circumstances, potential parties that may be liable for your damages include:

Another driver, including commercial truck drivers, delivery drivers, bus drivers, and rideshare drivers

Trucking company

Government entity

Vehicle manufacturers and parts manufacturers

Shippers and loaders (truck accidents)

How Our Firm Will Help You with an Injury Claim?

In addition to investigating your motor vehicle accident, we will work with you to document your damages. We discuss your injuries with your medical providers to determine the extent of your injuries, including permanent impairments. We monitor your case and prepare a settlement demand package demanding full compensation for all damages.

Contact the Law Office of Alisa Goukasian for a Free Case Review – No Fee Unless We Win

You are not alone. We can help you and your family deal with the consequences of a  motor vehicle accident. The insurance adjuster may tell you that you do not need a lawyer or that a lawyer will take your money. Do not be fooled! The adjuster prefers you to handle your case without a lawyer because the adjuster believes he can convince you to accept a lower amount to settle your car accident claim.

 

Learn more about personal injury claims and how the Law Office of Alisa Goukasian can help you. Call 818-242-4601 to schedule your free consultation.