Denver Truck Accident Lawyers
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, then you know the devastation that an 18-wheeler can cause. In 2016, large truck crashes caused 86 fatalities in Colorado, up 22 percent from the year before. Large trucks are a major asset in the transportation of goods across the United States, but they pose a significant threat to everyone around them. Their large size and heavy weight make them especially dangerous, making it more difficult for them to stop and causing more severe injuries and fatalities than other motor vehicle accidents.
Denver is a major truck thoroughfare, offering truckers long cross-country routes on both I-70 and I-25. The growing population in Denver and statewide means more vehicles on the roads overall, and large truck accidents occur with even more frequency. Truck drivers and trucking companies need to be held accountable for their misconduct, so if you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a truck accident in Colorado, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries and damages. A Denver truck accident attorney from Eddington can handle your claim while you focus on your recovery. Call us at (303) 815 1585 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced truck accident attorneys.
Do I Need a Truck Accident Lawyer?
There are many possible factors in large truck accident cases. Was the truck driver drowsy? Did they brake too early or too late? Did the trucking company push the driver to work beyond the number of hours permitted? Was a mechanical defect the cause of the accident? The list of questions goes on and on, and it is simply too much to consider while you are recovering from serious injuries. An experienced Denver truck accident attorney from Eddington can step in and handle all the legal details about your case so that you can focus your attention on healing and getting back to your life.
Tractor-trailer accidents can quickly become complex, and your ability to recover the maximum compensation for your injuries and damages relies on your ability to pursue all responsible parties. While the driver who was behind the wheel of the truck that injured you may be the obvious choice, you may also be able to recover damages from the trucking company that employed them, the truck manufacturer, a truck part manufacturer, and all associated insurance companies. A legal claim that requires communication with multiple parties can be overwhelming. However, to achieve maximum compensation for your injuries, you cannot leave any stone unturned. The Denver truck accident attorneys at Eddington know how to manage complicated cases, and we will do all of the legwork needed to put your claim on track for success.
For your truck accident claim against any of the at-fault parties to be successful, you must prove their liability with evidence. When it comes to dealing with evidence in a truck accident case, it is imperative to know how to find and preserve the documentation needed for your claim. You will need court orders to obtain records from trucking companies and parts manufacturers, and you should not try to go up against big companies on your own. A truck accident lawyer from Eddington has a legal team of professionals who are experienced in obtaining evidence to build your case. We can also use experts to recreate the accident scenario and show how it occurred. These practices can add to the evidence in your favor and increase your odds of prevailing in your claim.
Why Choose Eddington?
At Eddington, we are passionate about the practice of personal injury law, and our dedication shows in our success for clients as well as the recognition we have received from our colleagues. We have won millions of dollars for our clients in personal injury suits, including truck accident cases. Testimonials from our clients will show you how pleased they have been with our services as we help them get compensation for their injuries.
Happy clients have led to the recognition of our hard-working attorneys among the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, which is an invitation-only organization that includes only premier lawyers who meet stringent qualifications. At Eddington, we have also ranked as Super Lawyers, which is achieved by a review process from other lawyers. Other lawyers trust and respect our firm for the commendable job we do for our clients. 5280 Magazine also ranks Eddington as Top Lawyers of Denver out of the nearly 8,000 Denver practicing attorneys. These acknowledgments are a true testament to our quality legal service.
Types of Cases We Handle
Eddington can assist you with any type of truck accident case in Denver or anywhere else in Colorado. We have successfully won truck accident cases that include collisions with:
- Passenger vehicles
These collisions can be caused by a wide variety of factors, including:
- Drowsy driving
- Distracted driving
- Intoxicated driving
- Aggressive driving
- Failure to obey traffic laws
- Driver error
- Employer negligence
- Improper maintenance
- Mechanical defect
- Improper loading
- Failure to check no-zones
Each large truck case is unique, so contact us at (303) 815 1585 to discuss the details of your case with one of our Denver truck accident attorneys.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a large truck, you may be eligible to recover money to cover damages to your car, medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost wages, long-term disability, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and wrongful death as well as other potential damages. At Eddington, we can review the specifics of your accident with you in a no-obligation, free consultation, and we can provide legal advice to begin your claim.
Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents
If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the attorneys of Eddington can help you. We have provided some answers to some frequently asked questions below and are available to discuss your case when you call us at (303) 815 1585.
What should I do if I am in a truck accident?
Be sure to get medical treatment if you are injured. Even if you believe your injuries are minor, you should still visit a doctor. Pay attention to your health following an accident, since some injuries may not produce symptoms right away. If you feel safe doing so, gather information from the truck driver and their company. If the driver is aggressive or if severe injuries prevent you from doing so at the scene of the accident, do not worry, we will be able to obtain much of this information later. Gather as much evidence about your accident as you can, including the police report, information from witnesses, and your account of what happened. Then, contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
How much will a truck accident lawyer cost?
At Eddington, we work on a contingency fee, so there is no cost to file your claim, and you only pay us if we win your case. We will cover the costs of your investigation up front, and simply take a portion of your settlement or verdict. If we fail to win you any compensation, our representation will be free.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit for a truck accident in Colorado?
Colorado’s statute of limitations for auto accidents is three years from the date of the accident, meaning you must file your claim within that period or you forfeit your ability to recover compensation for your injuries. While this may seem like a long time, you should take action as soon as possible after your crash, since some insurance companies impose shorter time limits. At Eddington, we can review the details of your case and develop a strategy to get you the maximum relief allowed to you by law.
Can I sue the trucking company?
One of the elements that can make truck accident cases complex is that they typically involve many parties. While each situation is different, the trucking company may be found liable for your accident if factors within their control contributed to the accident that injured you. At Eddington, our Denver truck accident attorneys can review the facts in your case and determine which parties should be included in your claim.
Truck Accident Statistics
Injuries and fatalities from truck accidents occur every day on U.S. highways. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute, the number of people who died in 2017 from a large truck crash has increased by 30 percent since 2009. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that there were 104,000 injury crashes involving large trucks nationwide in 2016 with the administration estimating that at least 145,000 people were injured in crashes with large trucks in 2016. Seventy-three percent of large truck accident fatalities in 2016 were occupants of passenger vehicles (cars and light trucks).
Call a Denver Truck Accident Lawyer at Eddington Today
A truck accident can be devastating to your health and your finances, leaving you wondering what the future holds. The attorneys at Eddington want to help you get compensation for your injuries and lost wages so that you can focus instead on the path recovery.
If you have been injured in a truck accident in the greater Denver area, call us at (303) 815 1585 or fill out an online contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced truck accidents lawyers today.