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.
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 & McQuinn 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:
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 & McQuinn can help your personal injury situation.
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:
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.
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.
Don't put off meeting with one of our experienced trucking accident attorneys regarding your trucking accident personal injury case. Contact the denver truck accident attorneys at Anderson, Hemmat & McQuinn today by dialing (303) 782-9999 or visiting our free case evaluation web form. 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.
We also recommend seeing this important video about commercial trucking accidents.
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Typically, a personal injury accident case will go to trial when a settlement agreement cannot be reached outside of courts. If the defendant in the personal injury case is refusing to offer a settlement that accurately reflects the extent of damages, then a trial might be the only option to secure maximum financial compensation.
The best way to know whether or not you should accept a personal injury settlement is to consult with an accident lawyer you trust. Insurance companies try to get claimants to settle quickly before they know how much they actually could get for their accident. Consider having your personal injury case evaluated by a Denver accident attorney from our law firm.
Anderson, Hemmat & McQuinn operates on a contingency fee basis. This is a "no recovery, no fee" guarantee which basically states that you do not owe us attorney fees until we obtain a verdict or settlement for you. To learn more about payment options, please call our experienced accident attorneys directly.
While it is not mandatory that you have legal representation for a personal injury case, it can be extremely beneficial. Many people are cut short of the financial compensation because they were not aware of how much they actually deserved for their extensive accident.
Many people do not go to the hospital after car accidents either because they think they are not injured or they fear they will have to pay out of pocket for the visit. Truthfully, many car accident injuries can go undetected and may not begin to bother the victim until days or even weeks after the accident. As a precaution, anyone involved in a moderate to serious car accident should go to the hospital for a physical evaluation. Most likely, this visit will be covered by insurance. Just be sure to keep record of the visit and the payment for the visit.
It can be difficult for a driver to know how much they're entitled to after a car accident. Many drivers accept the insurance company's first settlement offer because they trust that it's fair and will be enough to cover all accident-related expenses. This is not always the case. We encourage drivers to consult with a car accident attorney after a collision for a second opinion on how much your claim is worth. More often than not, insurance companies offer claimants far less than they actually deserve.
Colorado has comparative/contributory negligence laws. This means that even drivers who are partially at fault for accidents can recover compensation from insurance. However, this does not apply to drivers who are more than 50 percent at fault for the collision. For example, if the insurance adjusters decided that you were 20 percent at-fault and the other driver was 80 percent at-fault, then you could collect up to 80 percent from the other driver's insurance.
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