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  • November 25, 2019 | Read Time: 2 Minutes

Semi-truck accidents have a reputation for being very severe. Large commercial trucks are much heavier than other motor vehicles on the road, so they can cause quite a bit of damage when they slam into smaller passenger vehicles. Many motorists are permanently disabled after a collision, while others can recover only after expensive and time-consuming...

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  • November 19, 2019 | Read Time: 2 Minutes

Trucker deaths and accidents are at their highest level in over 30 years, and they continue to rise. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a total of 885 large truck passengers and drivers died in 2018. Unfortunately, another 4,678 people died in large truck accidents in the same year. ATA Responds to...

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  • December 21, 2018 | Read Time: 2 Minutes

A new article from The Denver Post revealed that Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s leading workers’ compensation insurance provider, is advocating for employers to implement better safe driver training. The new move comes after a review of workers’ compensation claim data revealed that vehicle accidents in the workplace were the cause 4 out of 10 employee deaths....

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  • November 13, 2018 | Read Time: 2 Minutes

What Is a Common Carrier? A “common carrier” is a service that regularly transports people and goods on established routes and schedules. Under Colorado law, common carriers are considered to be a public utility. Common carriers include freight trucks that haul cargo, buses that regularly transport passengers, and taxi services. As with taxi services, “rideshare”...

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  • October 24, 2018 | Read Time: 2 Minutes

Since starting out in 2003, Denver Trial Lawyers ® has sought to provide best-in-class customer service and high-quality legal representation for our clients. We know that it can be stressful to file legal claims when you’ve been hurt by another’s negligence and carelessness. As Denver personal injury attorneys covering a wide range of injury cases, we...

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  • October 18, 2018 | Read Time: 2 Minutes

On October 2nd, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that fatal accidents on America’s highways have decreased overall, except for accidents involving large trucks. Statistics from the most recent report conducted by the Department of Transportation show that there were 673 fewer deaths on highways in 2017. When compared to data from 2016,...

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  • September 13, 2018 | Read Time: 2 Minutes

According to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a leading cause of commercial truck accidents is fatigued drivers. Fatigue makes up 13% of all truck accidents, which can have devastating and deadly effects on those involved. While the FMCSA has regulations to restrict...

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  • September 05, 2018 | Read Time: 3 Minutes

Eight people were killed while dozens more suffered serious injuries in a head-on collision between a semi-truck and a Greyhound bus. The state Office of the Medical Investigator released the names of five people who died in the crash that occurred near Thoreau, New Mexico. The victims named by medical investigators include Sadie Thomas, 50,...

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  • February 13, 2018 | Read Time: 2 Minutes

Answers Backed by More than a Century of Collective Experience An accident involving a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle can have catastrophic results. The massive size and weight of 18-wheelers can crush a vehicle, causing serious injuries to those inside. Rest assured that, in the event of an accident, the trucking company will have a...

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  • February 13, 2018 | Read Time: 2 Minutes

Pursue Compensation with Denver Truck Accident Lawyers Commercial trucking accidents are usually catastrophic. After all, a fully loaded truck can easily weigh 80,000 pounds. The typical passenger vehicle weighs just over 3,000 pounds. This difference alone means that the occupants of the passenger vehicle are more likely to be seriously injured than the driver of...

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