In addition to the harm that semi truck accidents can cause, drivers or passengers of non-commercial vehicles that are involved may be uninformed of factors that may not be present in a typical car accident. Colorado semi accident attorneys note three things you should know if you are involved in a Colorado truck accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a semi truck, contact Attorney Group for Colorado to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation, and if you wish to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated semi truck accident lawyer.
Colorado Truck Accident Information
Here are some things to keep in mind if you’ve been involved in a Colorado truck accident:
- Assigning Liability Can Be Difficult
Between trucking companies, trucking equipment, truck drivers, and the nature of trucking accidents, pinpointing who is liable for causing a truck accident can be difficult. The trucking company may blame the leasing company for the equipment, the leasing company may blame the driver, who might not be a direct employee of the trucking company. An experienced semi truck accident attorney can help sort through competing claims and discovery evidence pointing to the cause of the accident.
- You Can Get Information From High-Tech Devices
Trucks now have devices, similar to the black boxes on airplanes, that record information such as speed, if and when the brakes were engaged, and even how long the driver had been driving. After an accident, you want to make sure that this information is preserved, as it may be helpful in an investigation of the accident.
- Certified Truck Inspectors Can Provide Important Information
Before commercial trucks or trailers that are involved in an accident are removed from the road, federal law states that a certified truck inspector must come to the scene of the accident and examine the truck. The inspector can provide a report of the condition of the truck and trailer, but it often must be obtained from a government agency, such as Colorado’s Department of Transportation.
Injured Drivers or Passengers May Be Entitled to Compensation
People who are injured in accidents involving semi trucks may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, loss of income or ability to work, and pain and suffering from an injury. If someone is killed in a semi truck accident, his or her family members may be able to pursue claims for wrongful death damages, including pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one, loss of a loved one’s financial support, and funeral expenses.
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If you or a loved one were injured in a Colorado truck accident, contact Attorney Group for Colorado for more information. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at i[email protected].
When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.
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