Truck Accidents

Denver Truck Accident Lawyers

We Handle Cases Across the State of Colorado

Large commercial trucks travel through Colorado every day carrying goods and products into and out of the state. These trucks include 18-wheelers, big rigs, semi-trucks, tankers, and more that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and extend 70 feet in length. Their massive size and weight make them difficult to maneuver and hard to stop. With large blind spots, their drivers may not see certain traffic behind them. 

All of these factors add up to a greater risk of accidents. Unfortunately, if you are involved in a crash with a large truck as a driver or passenger in a car, SUV, or light pickup, your chances of serious or catastrophic injuries or death are significantly higher than the risk for the truck driver. 

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Large commercial trucks travel through Colorado every day carrying goods and products into and out of the state. These trucks include 18-wheelers, big rigs, semi-trucks, tankers, and more that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and extend 70 feet in length. Their massive size and weight make them difficult to maneuver and hard to stop. With large blind spots, their drivers may not see certain traffic behind them. 

All of these factors add up to a greater risk of accidents. Unfortunately, if you are involved in a crash with a large truck as a driver or passenger in a car, SUV, or light pickup, your chances of serious or catastrophic injuries or death are significantly higher than the risk for the truck driver. 

Truck accidents are complex matters and, if you are injured in such a collision, you will need a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyer to maximize your compensation in a claim or lawsuit. 

At Parker Lipman, our Denver and Colorado truck accident attorneys are well-known and respected for their extensive track record of success in personal injury cases. We will investigate every detail of your accident to gather and preserve evidence that puts you in the strongest legal position possible. That gives you the best chance of an optimum result when we negotiate a settlement on your behalf. Where a fair and just settlement cannot be obtained, we will take your case to court with experienced and aggressive litigators.

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Why Truck Accidents Are More Complex

 

 

Truck accidents are more complicated than other traffic crashes for several reasons. One of those reasons is that multiple parties may be liable. 

These parties could include:

  • The truck driver. While professionally trained, the driver may have been fatigued, distracted, in violation of traffic law, such as speeding, or impaired by drugs or alcohol.
  • The trucking company. The company may be guilty of poor or inadequate training of drivers, in violation of federal trucking industry regulations, such as allowing drivers to drive beyond hours of service mandated by law.
  • The shipping company. Their employees may have improperly or insecurely loaded cargo.
  • The truck maintenance company. The truck may have been poorly maintained making it unsafe for long-distance travel.
  • The truck manufacturer. This company could be responsible for defective components, such as brakes, tires, etc. that could result in accidents. 

As mentioned above, the trucking industry is subject to state and federal rules and regulations. Among these regulations are hours of service mandates that prohibit drivers from exceeding the rules for how long they drive without breaks or time off. These issues as well as many others that could fall under the responsibility of the parties above must all be investigated.

Another complicating factor is the actions trucking companies and their insurers will take to avoid payouts. When a truck accident occurs, these companies often send crews immediately to the site of the accident in an effort to protect themselves from liability. As a result, evidence may be covered up or disappear, putting your claim at risk of being discounted or denied.

Furthermore, well-funded insurance companies have their own teams of lawyers whose sole job is to reduce their employer’s liability. Without a tough and experienced lawyer on your side, you can be outsmarted and outmaneuvered by their legal tactics. However, with our team’s representation, you will have the benefit of our extensive experience and skills in fighting for you. We will act quickly, make our own exhaustive investigation, thoroughly prepare your case, and aggressively negotiate for an optimum result.  

As in other personal injury cases, you may be entitled to recover compensation for:

  • Past medical expenses
  • Ongoing and future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation through various therapies
  • Expenses related to any home care or vehicle accommodations
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Disfigurement or permanent disability
  • Loss of consortium

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  • A Track Record of Success
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Hire a Law Firm You Can Count On If you or a member of your family has been injured, you deserve the individualized attention and unique solutions that make the most sense for your case. We carefully select a limited number of cases so that we can devote the time, energy and resources necessary to help you put your life and livelihood back together.