Truck Accident Attorneys in Denver
Experienced 18-Wheeler Personal Injury Attorneys
Accidents involving commercial trucks are not only some of the most dangerous to occur on American roads, but the most common. In 2014, there was an average of 11 fatal truck accidents per day. These accidents are especially common in areas that serve as major shipping channels, and areas where the roads are icy during various times of year—an added hazard. As a result, Colorado drivers are at an especially high risk to be injured or killed in truck accidents. You should have an expert team of truck accident lawyers accessible in case this tragedy happens to you or a loved one.
What are truck accidents?
Truck accidents are auto accidents involving one or more commercial trucks. These vehicles include 18-wheelers, “big rigs,” tractor trailers, and construction vehicles. Typically, the term “truck accident” is used when truck drivers injure a driver or passenger in another vehicle (truck or car) at their own fault.
When this occurs, the consequences can be serious and costly. Many accidents in which a truck collides with a smaller vehicle can result in fatal injuries for the driver of the smaller vehicle, because commercial trucks are often around 30 times heavier than standard vehicles. It’s not unlikely to see small cars be pinned under larger trucks and other such situations that tend to result in serious injury.
Luckily, when fault is fairly clear cut, it’s simple to see that negligence was responsible for your injuries, and in theory, compensation is easy to get. The situation can be more complicated than you realize, however, and in the result of a loved one’s death at the hands of a commercial vehicle operator, you may not know which way to turn.
The first step is to call an experienced truck accident lawyer. That’s where we come in.
Get the injury compensation you deserve
The team at the Eddington Law Firm has years of experience dealing with the aftermath of truck accidents in and around Denver, CO. It can be a delicate situation when you or a loved one are critically injured or even killed by a truck, showing why an expert personal injury lawyer can help the situation run more smoothly.
When the negligent party is a trucker driving for a logistics company, it’s a fairly clear path to receiving compensation. When the driver is an independent contractor, that makes the situation more complicated. Here’s how the expert attorneys at Eddington Law Firm will navigate the situation:
First, your truck accident attorney will attempt to bring as many defendants as possible, ensuring the at-fault party is clearly identified. Once a party is found to be guilty of the negligence that caused the accident in question, your attorney can ask for injury compensation for the following:
- Physical injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Permanent impairment
- Lost wages
- Property loss
At Eddington Law Firm, our goal is to get you the compensation you deserve, no matter the facts surrounding your truck accident.
Why Eddington Law Firm?
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- Over 30 Years of Experience
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