Denver Truck Accident Attorneys
Large Commercial Truck Accidents in Colorado
Although any motor vehicle crash can be devastating, collisions with large trucks and commercial vehicles more often lead to catastrophic bodily injuries and deaths than other types of car accidents. If you or someone you love was involved in an accident with a semi-truck, big rig, 18-wheeler, or tractor-trailer, you and your family are likely facing numerous unexpected challenges and financial hardships.
At Mike Slocumb Law Firm, our Denver truck accident attorneys know how difficult it is to get back on your feet after a commercial vehicle crash. We also know how to take on the trucking company and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed. To date, our firm has recovered more than $500 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients—learn how we can help you and your family, too.
Request a free consultation today; call (303) 622-5073 or contact us online to get started.
Determining the Cause of Your Truck Accident
Truck accident claims are often much more complex than standard car accident cases. This is because liability is typically much less straightforward in truck accidents than other motor vehicle collisions. However, one way to identify the liable party after a truck accident is to determine the cause(s) of the crash.
Some of the most common causes of large truck and commercial vehicle accidents include:
- Truck driver negligence and error
- Hours-of-service violations and fatigued driving
- Overloaded or improperly loaded freight
- Trucking company negligence and misconduct
- Inadequate truck inspections, maintenance, and repairs
- Truck defects and defective truck components
- Dangerous or defective roadways
- Poorly maintained or repaired roadways
- Third-party negligence, such as the negligence of other motorists
Our team works alongside accident reconstructionists and other experts to investigate the cause of these accidents. We evaluate hours-of-service logs, electronic (“black box”) data, and other important evidence to determine whether the truck driver, trucking company, or some other entity was negligent—and how this caused or contributed to the accident. Armed with this evidence, we build powerful cases on behalf of our clients and fight aggressively for maximum compensation on their behalf.
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Due to their sheer size and weight, tractor-trailers and other large trucks often cause immense damage when they are involved in accidents. Sadly, it is the occupants of the smaller passenger vehicles who often suffer the brunt of this damage.
Truck accident victims frequently experience catastrophic injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Spinal cord and back injuries
- Accidental amputation
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
- Organ and soft tissue damage
Tragically, many large truck accidents are fatal.
At Mike Slocumb Law Firm, we strive to help our clients recover maximum compensation for their accident-related damages, such as:
- Emergency medical care
- Surgeries and other treatments
- Prescription and over-the-counter medications
- Medical equipment and devices
- Future medical treatment
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Lost income, wages, and employment benefits
- Loss of earning ability and future income
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and anguish
- Disfigurement and inconvenience
- Funeral/burial expenses
- Loss of support, guidance, counsel, and love
In some cases, we may be able to seek punitive damages on your behalf. In contrast to compensatory damages, which are meant to compensate you for certain economic and non-economic losses associated with the accident, punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant for acts of egregious or gross negligence, willful or wanton misconduct, and/or intentional infliction of injury.
Regardless of how complex or challenging your case may be, you can rely on our Denver truck accident attorneys to fight tirelessly for you. We have what it takes to go up against powerful trucking companies, manufacturers, and insurance carriers, and we are not afraid to take your case to court if necessary.
There are no fees for you unless/until we recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf. Contact us online or call our office at (303) 622-5073 to request a complimentary consultation.