Personal Injury Attorney
Whether you have suffered a small or serious injury, give our personal injury attorneys a call. We’ll make sure that you receive the attention you deserve. Some injuries do not show signs until a few days after the accident, and sometimes that delay may cost you not only your livelihood; but also your recovery.
DON’T DEAL WITH INSURANCE COMPANIES ALONE! CALL A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
The insurance companies for the responsible party will try to limit you to minimum medical care and on some occasions deny compensation. At Burga Law Firm PC, we help you fight the insurance companies and get you the proper treatment and compensation you entitled in order to get you back into your routine.
Personal injuries derive from different types of accidents. At the Burga Law Firm we focus on the following areas:
AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS – CAR ACCIDENTS
Automobile accidents are very common in our busy State of California. With the high increase of traffic and overcrowded freeways, hundreds of accidents occur daily in the entire State. Statistics show that most accidents happen during short trips to the grocery store, the bank, and other places close to where you live and work.
What to do if I am involved in an automobile accident?
You want to make sure that everyone, including yourself, is ok and call the police. If injuries are serious call 911 for an ambulance. In order to avoid another accident, move your vehicles out of traffic.
Call your insurance company. This is a decision you would have to make yourself. Whether you want to report a small fender bender or a serious collision. Once you’ve decided to call your insurance company, don’t procrastinate. The rule of thump is to call within a day.
Gather information. Nowadays almost everyone carries a smart phone. These devices are perfect for collecting information. Take as many photos of the vehicles involved, surrounding area, traffic signs, lane markings, and even the parties involved’s driver licenses and insurance cards. Record which direction you were traveling at the time of impact, same as the other vehicles involved.
DON”T ADMIT GUILT. This is a common mistake that drivers involved in accidents when they feel it was their fault. It’s ok to express concern but never admit guilt. It may turn out you weren’t at fault. Police investigating reports are more thorough when neither party admits guilt.
Last, but not least, call an experienced automobile accident attorney.
Motorcycle accidents are usually very tragic as riders do not have much protection from an impact by a vehicle. Most common injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents include amputation, broken bones, neck and back injury, skull fracture, fracture of other bones, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury. Immediate medical care is key. The motorcycle accident attorneys at the Burga Law Firm assist motorcycle accident victims in asserting their legal rights and getting the compensation they are entitled. Let us handle your case while you are on your road back to recovery.
What to do if I am involved in a motorcycle accident?
Check to make sure everyone is ok and if needed call 911. This is the best time to get accurate information that you’ll need as evidence. It is also the only way to get fresh witness accounts, and more importantly, your side of the story documented in case you end up in court. Document each party involved and their insurance information.
Notify your insurance company. Avoid being interview by the other side’s insurance adjuster. They are professionally trained to trip you up or get you to say something that could be used against you. Let your personal injury attorney handle this.
Keep a record of all your documents, witness accounts, medical bills, doctor visits, and rental charges for another vehicle you have to use while your bike is being repaired.
Last; but not least, call an experienced motorcycle accident attorney.
TRUCKING AND BUS ACCIDENTS
Whether you drive a “big rig” or any other tractor-trailer combination, passenger bus and other oversized vehicles, drivers tend to cause accidents due to fatigue, speed, inattention, intoxication, or poor maintenance of the truck, bus or other types of large motor vehicles. Accidents involving these types of vehicles can lead to catastrophic injuries. For these reasons, California laws provide ways to help those injured such as other drivers, passengers or pedestrians, on the road to recovery.
These types of accidents can cause some serious damages. The damages depend on a variety of factors such as the extent of the injuries sustained, the fault of the parties, time lost from work, and medical expenses incurred.
Drivers of these large vehicles are subject to a high standard of care for the safety of passengers and bystanders. When this standard is not met, and an accident occurs, it is their responsibility to compensate for damages to the victims.
Our cities in California have a heavy traffic making pedestrians completely vulnerable. Pedestrian accidents can involve people crossing the street, jogging, hit while exiting the bus, and much more. At times, pedestrian accident victims are blamed by the other party. If you or your loved one have suffered a pedestrian accident, give our personal injury attorneys a call.
Bicycle accidents can result in serious and, in many cases, fatal injuries. Bike accident injuries are often caused by the negligence of a driver of an automobile. This is a legal issue that bicycle victims may not understand. If you are involved in a bicycle accident, call the personal injury attorney at the Burga Law Firm to assist you in getting the compensation you are entitled.
What to do if you are involved in a bicycle accident?
Rules for bicyclist are similar to traffic laws. Therefore, if you are involved in a bicycle accident, you should follow the same steps we give if involved in an automobile accident.
A bicyclist must be aware of two issues when trying to sue for injuries 1) Did the negligence on the part of the driver cause the accident and result in injuries to the bicyclist? 2) Did any negligence of the bicyclist cause or contribute to the accident?
In analyzing these issues, you don’t want to do it alone. Insurance adjusters will try to make you believe that the accident was your fault. Never speak or admit to anything before speaking to a bicycle accident lawyer. Give the Burga Law Firm a call to assist you in asserting your legal rights.
Dog bite injuries can range from minor bites to serious physical harm. Regardless of the type of breed, owners are strictly liable for the injuries caused by their dogs. This means that owners can’t dispute who was at fault. The owner is automatically responsible to pay for your injuries.
Dog Bite Injuries
Dog bite injuries are recoverable by law. Besides the serious physical wounds, dog victims may also recover for emotional damage caused by the event.
Some common injuries are:
- Puncture Wounds
If you or your loved one has become a victim of a dog attack, please do not hesitate to call the Burga Law Firm. We will get you the immediate medical care needed, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys
The personal injury attorneys at the Burga Law Firm have numerous years of experience recovering compensation for injury victims. When seeking compensation from a negligent party, it is critical that you have experienced counsel to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident that led to the injury. Contact the personal injury attorneys at the Burga Law Firm today at (909) 538-8320 for a free consultation with an experienced attorney.