Colorado Commercial Trucking Accident Injury Cases
We are experienced commercial trucking accident lawyers. Commercial motor vehicles (CMV) are notorious for their large size and intimidating presence on roads and highways. A commercial truck with a full load has the potential to weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds. Compare this with the size of the average passenger vehicle, which is about 4,000 pounds.
An accident between the two could prove devastating. There are many reasons for truck accidents, many of which involve negligence on behalf of the CMV driver. If you were involved in this type of accident, get in touch with a Denver personal injury lawyer from our firm.
Fighting for Compensation After a Trucking Accident
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) typically conducts investigations of all accidents involving Department of Transportation (DOT) commercial vehicles. If evidence turns up indicating that the driver or the trucking company was responsible for the accident, then our firm can step in to assist.
If you or a loved one has been injured or involved in an accident with a commercial or delivery truck, you need an experienced personal injury attorney by your side that knows your state laws and regulations regarding commercial truck drivers and trucking regulations. The trucking company involved in the accident will have their own defense, and they will work quickly to get you to sign a settlement before you have time to assess the damage, talk to a personal injury lawyer or even consider how your injuries will affect your future. The truck accident lawyers at Anderson Hemmat can help you keep a level playing field when dealing with experienced insurance company lawyers. Don't forget to view the trucking accident injury attorney video at the bottom of this page. We aggressively defend our clients and make sure they receive maximum compensation and the right kind of care. We focus on all areas of truck accident injuries, including:
- 18-Wheeler or Semi-Truck Accidents
- Defective Truck Equipment Liability
- Delivery Truck Accidents
- Drunk Truck Driver Accidents
- Jackknife Truck Accidents
- Tired Truck Driver Accidents
- Truck Rollover Accidents
We have a successful track record in cases against negligent trucking companies and careless truck drivers. You have the right to ample personal injury compensation for your truck accident. Not just for today, but for the future as well. The truck accident attorneys at Anderson Hemmat can help your personal injury situation.
Common Causes of Denver Truck Accidents
It is important to determine who is at fault right away in these types of personal injury truck accidents. Trucking companies are quick to blame other drivers to take the focus off their negligent truck operator. But, more often than not, it is the truck drivers fault. One common reason for truck accidents is truck driver fatigue. Despite hours of service (HOS) regulations in the trucking industry, many truck drivers continue to operate their vehicles without the proper resting breaks. Fatigued driving has similar effects to drunk driving, making this a form of negligence. Commercial trucks are also incredibly susceptible to mechanical failures. If the driver of the truck failed to report a mechanical or "fit-it" issue and continued to drive the vehicle, a resulting accident would be considered the direct result of driver negligence. Texting while driving, poor weather conditions and reckless driving are among other common causes of truck accidents. Some common causes of these types of truck accidents include:
- Truck driver fatigue
- An unreasonable delivery schedule—the driver is rushed to meet the deadline
- An improperly loaded truck
- Defective equipment on the truck
- A poorly maintained commercial truck
- Lack of experience or proper training for road situations
- Intoxication or driving under the influence
- A defective roadway
- Excessive speeding by the truck driver
- Negligence of other vehicles involved in the truck accident
But, even determining the cause of the truck accident isn’t enough. Trucking accidents are very complex. While the truck driver might have been technically at fault, there are situations where there are other parties also at fault for the truck accident. For example, the trucking company could be found liable for not maintaining their trucks or requiring truckers to adhere to impossible schedules.
How Anderson Hemmat Can Help
To plan a successful lawsuit against a negligent trucking company or driver, you need a skilled personal injury lawyer with years of experience handling these types of cases. We know the state and federal regulations regarding truckers. We also have extensive knowledge of the laws and if a trucking company or driver has violated them, we will use that violation to help win your personal injury case.
It is likely you will have other expenses that need to be covered after a truck accident. Whether it involves medical bills (short and long-term), loss of income while recovering, property damages, etc.
Free Truck Accident Injury Consultation
Don't put off meeting with one of our experienced trucking accident attorneys regarding your personal injury case. Contact the denver truck accident attorneys at (303) 782-9999. We can tell you right away if you have a solid case and we can get right to work helping you succeed in your commercial or delivery truck accident personal injury lawsuit.