Westminster Personal Injury Attorneys
- Did you know that a fully loaded big rig could weigh up to 80,000 pounds?
- Did you also know that some commercial trucking companies routinely cut corners and break federal regulations in order to increase their profits?
When a passenger automobile (which weighs a mere 3,000 pounds) gets into an accident with an 80,000 lb. big rig, semi-truck, or 18-wheeler, car passengers are the ones who bear the brunt of the impact. They are also the ones who are more likely to suffer serious and often fatal injuries as a result.
If you or someone you love is injured in a trucking accident, an experienced and skilled trucking accident attorney can help. Time is of the essence, however. Your attorney may need to investigate the accident closely, employ forensic experts, review driving logs, and obtain sensitive black box information before it is destroyed or conveniently lost.
Common Causes of Commercial Trucking Accidents
Trucking companies routinely drive through Colorado en-route to California or the Mid-West. As a result, Colorado freeways are often packed with semi-trucks, big-rigs, and tractor-trailers hauling a variety of produce, livestock, and even hazardous materials. Winter weather conditions and twisting mountainous roads can all pose problems for large commercial trucks and their drivers.
Yet Mother Nature is not the only cause of trucking accidents. Sadly, many trucking accidents could be easily prevented and are caused by trucking companies who are simply trying to increase their profits. They may overload a truck bed, encourage the driver to work overtime, or fail to maintain their vehicles properly. Other more common causes of commercial truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Inadequate Driver Training
- Drug or Alcohol Abuse
- Mechanical Failure
- Failure to Maintain Truck
- Overloading Truck
- Improper Truck Loading
- Defective Truck Parts
- And more
Colorado Truck Accident Lawsuits
When a trucking company or truck driver’s negligence leads to your accident, the law is on your side. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the trucking company, the truck driver, or the truck manufacturer. Your truck accident lawyer can obtain compensation for pain and suffering, missed work, future and past medical expenses, future and past lost wages, rehabilitation expenses, and more.
Colorado Trucking Accident Attorneys
If you or someone you love is injured in a truck accident in Westminster, Arvada, Commerce City, Denver, or anywhere in the State of Colorado, it is important to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney immediately. At Reisch Law Firm, our Colorado trucking accident attorneys fight aggressively for all our injured clients, to ensure that they receive the compensation they need—and deserve after a devastating trucking accident.
Contact the Westminster truck accident lawyers at Reisch Law Firm today at 1-303-291-0555 for a FREE initial consultation.
The personal injury attorneys at Reisch Law Firm have successfully represented injured individuals and their families in Westminster, Arvada, Boulder, Commerce City, Northglenn, Broomfield, Berkley, Wheat Ridge, Brighton, Thornton, Denver, Lakewood, and throughout the State of Colorado.