Los Angeles Fatal Truck Accident Attorneys
Providing Compassionate Counsel to Grieving Families for Over 50 Years
The loss of a loved one is difficult to cope with, even when their death was expected. If your family has been touched by wrongful death due to a negligent truck driver, trucking company, or other party in a truck accident, it may feel impossible to move forward.
Our trial lawyers at Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP are here for you. We are committed to holding the at-fault party accountable, not only to recover you compensation for your losses but also to help you find closure. Whether the accident involved a big rig, garbage/dump truck, tow truck, or moving truck, among other large trucks, we have the skill and knowledge to get to the bottom of what happened.
Contact a Los Angeles fatal truck accident lawyer online today. We can answer your questions and discuss your case in a free consultation.
Why File a Fatal Truck Accident Lawsuit?
Although legal action cannot bring your loved one back, filing a fatal truck accident lawsuit may be beneficial. First, the law grants bereaved persons the right to recover compensation for damages related to their loss. A few common damages include:
- Medical bills
- Lost financial support
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of guidance, companionship, love, affection, etc.
Second, if the decedent’s estate incurred damages, the estate may be reimbursed via a jury award or settlement. What’s more, you can make sure the at-fault party answers for its actions: Holding a party liable in a court of law can effectively deter it, and others, from committing the same negligence in the future.
Who Is Eligible to Bring Forth a Claim?
Per California law, eligibility for fatal truck accident lawsuits is typically limited to close family members of the decedent, such as surviving spouses, domestic partners, children (including adopted children and stepchildren), parents, and siblings. Estate representatives may also file suit on behalf of the estate. There are some circumstances in which another person may qualify to bring forth a claim, however. A licensed attorney can discuss whether the law will consider you eligible to file suit.
Please note that to win your lawsuit, you must prove that another party’s negligence caused the accident that resulted in your loved one’s death. Such negligence may be on the part of the truck driver, such as if they were distracted or drunk while driving. The truck company may also be to blame if it failed to maintenance its trucks or train its drivers. For cases involving defective truck parts, a manufacturer, designer, or retailer is often considered negligent for letting that part make it to market.
We Stand Up for Bereaved Families
Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP is a premier Los Angeles trial law firm that exclusively represents plaintiffs. Should you choose to work with us, our seasoned trial lawyers will handle every facet of your claim, from start to finish. We are skilled in maximizing our clients’ compensation: Since 1970, we have recovered billions of dollars for our injured and bereaved clients. We are highly respected by past clients and peers alike, so much so that we obtain most of our cases through attorney referrals. Our proven trial team won’t back down in our fight for your rights.
When you are ready to begin, call (866) 634-4525 to schedule your free case review with a Los Angeles fatal truck accident attorney.
Named in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms,” Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP ranks as Tier 1 Personal Injury firm in Los Angeles.
Founding partners Browne Greene and Bruce A. Broillet are both members of the exclusive invite-only Inner Circle of Advocates, as two of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in America.
All of our attorneys are proud to be active members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association or LACBA.
Many firm members have been honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California, including Browne Greene, Christine Spagnoli, and Bruce Broillet, recipients of the Marvin E. Lewis Award. In addition, attorneys Bruce Broillet, Scott Carr, Molly McKibben, and Tobin Lanzetta has been honored with the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.
All 15 of our attorneys have been selected to Best Lawyers® after an extensive peer review process.
Our attorneys were featured in TopVerdict for having one of the Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019, with $15 million won for the plaintiff in Keck v. Bel-Air Bay Club.
Our firm has more attorneys on the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists than any other law firm in Southern California, with 15 members selected.
Several partners are active members in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, with attorneys Browne Greene, Bruce Broillet, and Christine Spagnoli named “Trial Lawyer of the Year."
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