Truck Accident Attorneys
Injury Attorneys Serving Denver, Boulder & Fort Collins, CO
Legal Representation after a Tragic Crash
The devastating effects of an accident are amplified when a large truck (or “big rig”) is involved due to the sheer size and weight of big rigs and other large commercial vehicles. Collisions with trucks are more likely to result in catastrophic injuries and even wrongful death than collisions with other passenger vehicles. If you have been injured in a truck accident caused by a negligent trucker, contact the truck accident attorneys at the Tenge Law Firm in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins law firm to schedule a consultation. The Tenge Law Firm also serves Denver and all of Colorado.
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Causes of Truck Accidents
Despite existing federal trucking regulations, truck accidents may be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Drivers who are exhausted, poorly trained, or negligent
- Aggressive driving
- Mechanical failure (e.g., faulty brakes or tires)
- Substance abuse
- Driver delivery pressures
- Driver having too many hours on the road
Common Truck Accident Injuries
Victims of truck accidents sustain injuries ranging from minor bruises and scratches to traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, burn injury, or paralysis, and even fatalities.
These serious injuries typically require significant medical attention, treatment, and care. Hospital and rehabilitation providers bills can be enormous, leaving victims in a precarious financial situation. However, if you were injured in an accident caused by a negligent truck driver, you may be entitled to recover financial damages to cover these and other expenses related to your injuries. Contact J. Todd Tenge, Denver truck accident attorney, at either his Boulder or Fort Collins office, for more details.
Why Do I Need a Truck Accident Attorney?
Filing a truck accident claim and pursuing legal action against a negligent truck driver can be complex; therefore, it is prudent to hire an experienced truck accident attorney. Colorado only allows victims to file a claim within a certain period of time after the truck accident, so it is crucial to enlist the services of a Denver injury lawyer as soon as possible. Also, determining who is at-fault for a truck accident can be tricky; truck drivers are usually performing a job-related task at the time of the accident, meaning that the driver’s employer bears a certain responsibility to the victim. It takes an especially skilled attorney to demonstrate the liability of both the driver and trucking company.
After a serious truck accident involving a tractor trailer, big rig or 18-wheeler, you need to contact an attorney who will take the time to listen to your story, assess the facts and the law, and represent you aggressively and professionally. You should not wait. Trucking companies and their insurers begin investigating a truck accident immediately – and so should you.
Truck accident cases can be quite complex. There are many rules and regulations which apply to truck drivers which do not apply to ordinary drivers, and so you will need an experienced trucking accident attorney to handle your case and maximize your financial recovery. These cases require a highly skilled lawyer with special knowledge of laws, facts, and issues surrounding trucking accident cases. For example, trucking accident cases involve:
- State DMV laws regarding commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) and trucking operations
- State and Federal laws governing truck driver training, hours, and requirements
- Exploring in great detail the safety record of the driver and the employer trucking company
- Investigating and understanding the personnel and employment records of the at-fault truck driver
- Investigating and understanding the trucking company’s driver hiring, training and retaining policies.
- Knowledge of various safety requirements for truckers such as repairs and inspections
- Knowledge of National Transportation Highway Safety Administration regulations
- Knowledge of Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) regulations
Contact Our Truck Accident Attorneys
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, contact accident lawyer J. Todd Tenge and the Tenge Law Firm, serving the Boulder, Denver, and Fort Collins areas, to schedule a free consultation. The Tenge Law Firm routinely secures liability and damages from both.