Denver Truck Accident Attorneys
Commercial trucking accidents are some of the most catastrophic wrecks in Colorado. Big rigs can weigh over 80,000 pounds, compared to the average 3,000-pound passenger vehicle. This weight disparity means passenger vehicle occupants generally suffer the worst injuries in these collisions. Denver victims who have serious injuries or had loved ones life taken in a truck accident, you should strongly consider hiring a lawyer.
Why Choose Us as Your Lawyer
Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC understands the importance of personalized, empathetic legal representation. Our attorneys prioritize personal connections, professionalism, honesty, and integrity. With our 32 years of combined experience representing clients injured in trucking accidents, we firmly believe that taking a client-centered approach leads to results in the courtroom. We understand the potentially devastating consequences of a trucking accident, and we want to help you on your road to recovery.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer?
You may ask whether you need an attorney to represent your truck accident case. Truck accidents deal with large corporations and their (even larger) insurance companies. Truck accidents are often catastrophic and highly expensive for insurers. Moreover, such cases often require professional experts to review and assess complex issues related to the crash. Truck company insurers will make every effort to deny a claim and save money – including unfairly denying or undervaluing claims. You need a lawyer to even the playing field between you and a major trucking company in Colorado. Otherwise, you may walk away with a fraction of what an attorney could have secured on your behalf.
Causes of Trucking Accidents
Despite having responsibility for large and dangerous commercial vehicles, truck drivers make many of the same mistakes as typical drivers. Many trucking accidents arise out of truck driver negligence and recklessness, such as speeding, running red lights, making unsafe lane changes, turning illegally, driving drunk, or driving drowsy. Breaking Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rules (such as driving past hours of service regulations) also causes many trucking accidents each year.
Some truck accidents will have other causes, such as an unsafe roadway or defective vehicle part. Liability will depend upon who or what caused your collision. If a pothole, construction zone, malfunctioning traffic light, or poorly designed road contributed to your collision, you may have a case against the government. A defective product that causes a trucking accident could come down to manufacturer liability. Understanding liability for a truck accident will likely require help from an attorney.
Who Is Liable in a Trucking Accident?
Trucking companies used to evade liability for accidents by leasing their trucks and hiring independent contractors instead of employees. While companies still engage in these practices, thanks to federal rule changes, they can no longer escape liability for crashes involving their trucks or workers. Today, a trucking company could be liable for your damages if it, one of its trucks, or one of its drivers caused the accident. Otherwise, a third party (such as another driver or a product manufacturer) could be liable.
Many truck accidents have more than one liable party. If this is the case, multiple parties could be “jointly and severally” liable for your damages. This could mean you receive compensation for your damages from more than one defendant. Our experienced Denver accident lawyers can represent your truck accident case and help you fight for maximum compensation through all available outlets, recovering the most for your hospital bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Contact Us Today
Colorado truck accidents can cause bone fractures, traumatic brain injuries, permanent spinal cord injuries, scarring, disfigurement, and wrongful death. Don’t let a negligent truck driver, company, cargo loader, automaker, or another party get away with causing your serious injuries. Contact our Denver truck accident lawyers to see how we can help you fight for justice and full compensation.