If you were hurt in a commercial truck crash in Colorado, get your injuries checked out first, then call us. When you hire our team, we’ll always put your needs first. We will answer any claims-related questions you might have, speak with you about your goals, and deliver honest, accurate answers about the best way to proceed.
If you want an injury lawyer who will coax your case along and encourage you to sign on the dotted line at the first sign of an offer from the insurance company, you might as well represent yourself. However, if you want an attorney who will negotiate with insurers, treat your accident case like it’s our own, and go to trial to make sure you win, give Queener Law a call today.
When people are involved in truck crashes, the injuries are often catastrophic. Small passenger vehicles, motorcycles, and pedestrians are no match for 80,000-pound commercial trucks, especially when high speeds are involved. If your truck accident has left you permanently disabled, disfigured, or emotionally scarred, we can help you get money to pay for:
Unsafe trucking company policies, fatigued or impaired truckers, and commercial trucks that are not in compliance with safety regulations are often to blame for trucking accidents. Insurers and big trucking companies commonly deny fault, however. They point fingers at crash victims like you and minimize injuries to bully people into accepting payouts that are much less than the cases are truly worth.
Determining liability in a Denver trucking accident can be complicated because so many commercial truck regulations and various entities are typically involved. In many cases, more than one party can be held liable in a crash.
Truck Drivers: The FMCSA reports that truck drivers are responsible for about 87% of all truck accidents in the United States. Poor driving decisions, the consumption of alcohol or drugs, distracted driving, and operating a commercial truck while fatigued cause most of these crashes.
Trucking Companies: Strict deadlines, inadequate fleet maintenance, lack of driver training, and negligent hiring or retention practices put truckers and other motorists alike at significant risk and trucking companies can be held liable for the damages that result. Additionally, Under FMCSA rules, trucking companies can be made to pay for the misconduct of their drivers, even when the drivers are individual contractors.
Third Parties: Sometimes, third parties may also play a role in truck accidents. Roadway maintenance crews, vehicle and parts manufacturers, and even those who load large trucks may be to blame.
Even if you are deemed to be partially at fault for a truck accident in Denver, you may still be able to hold other parties accountable for the role they played in causing the crash. If it is determined that you are 40% at fault, for instance, you can still recover 60% of your losses from other negligent parties. If you are blamed for more than your fair share of the wreck, your payout could be in jeopardy. Let us make sure your level of fault is accurately demonstrated so you don’t leave money on the table after your crash.
Don’t sign that settlement check until you’ve had a chance to call our office so we can discuss your case. Consultations are free, and you won’t pay for our services until we win your case.
For free legal advice, call 720-696-9088.