What You Need to Know before Hiring a Truck Accident Attorney
Advice from a Firm with 175+ Years of Collective Experience
Accidents involving a large commercial truck are different from ordinary accidents. After all, those involved in a trucking accident are extremely likely to have been injured or even killed due to the sheer size difference between the vehicles. A fully loaded big rig can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds while the average car weighs just 3,500 pounds.
Each year, there are more than 500,000 large truck accidents. Of those, more than 5,000 people will die and more than 100,000 will suffer serious, life-altering injuries. As more and more big trucks populate our highways, this number will likely continue to rise. While the Department of Transportation has attempted to increase safety regulations for large trucks, many believe these efforts are simply not enough, and trucking accidents continue to rise.
How a Truck Accident Lawyer can Make a Difference
In trucking accident cases, there is often more than one defendant. The truck driver, trucking company, or truck manufacturer can all bear at least some level of responsibility for the accident. While the accident may seem cut and dry at first, investigations often prove otherwise. The trucking company may have knowingly hired an inexperienced truck driver, or failed to conduct a thorough background check. Perhaps the truck was not properly maintained, leading to brake or tire failure.
As you can see, proving liability can be complex. Trucking companies act quickly after an accident to reduce their liability. Black box evidence and the driver’s logbooks can disappear if steps are not taken quickly to subpoena the information. Trucking companies will do everything in their power to avoid responsibility. They will even claim the driver was an independent contractor or was using the truck for personal reasons.
Contact Our Denver Truck Accident Lawyers Today!
A knowledgeable Denver truck accident attorney can carefully investigate all aspects of the accident to determine who is truly to blame for your injuries. If you have been injured in a trucking accident, time is of the essence. Call an experienced Denver trucking accident attorney at Denver Trial Lawyers ® to begin building your case. Our law firm has the resources and experience needed to take large trucking companies to trial—and win.
We offer free consultations at 303-571-5302!