Denver Truck Accident Attorney
In an accident between a commercial vehicle and a passenger vehicle, the potential for injury is extremely high. When these accidents occur because of negligence on the part of the trucking company or the driver, victims are entitled to receive full and fair compensation for any losses they suffer.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a semi-truck or other commercial vehicle, it’s essential to seek the advice of a qualified Colorado personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. At The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC, we have been protecting truck accident victims’ rights for nearly 20 years.
Damages Owed to Victims of Truck Accidents
In cases involving a truck or commercial vehicle accident, several different parties may share the liability. Driver negligence is typically a major contributing factor to the accident. However, the truck owner, the trucking company, and others may also be held at least partially accountable–depending on the specific circumstances of your accident.
Truck accident law can be complicated. Allow The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC to fight the battle for you while you focus on your medical care and mental health.
Feel confident knowing that you won’t have to pay a penny upfront for your representation. We only get paid if and when you receive compensation, and you will never pay out of pocket for your case.
Common Types of Truck Accidents in Denver
Our attorneys have successfully represented cases involving the following kinds of truck accidents:
- Semi-trucks, including rollovers and jackknife accidents
- Delivery vans
- Moving trucks
- Garbage trucks
- Construction vehicles
- Charter buses
- RTD buses
- Taxis and limousines
- Other types of truck accident claims
Contact our Denver office to discuss your injuries and learn more about your legal options. We will give you an honest assessment of your claim and help you with the next steps.
Truck Accidents Are Unique
Truck accidents are particularly complex. They often result in severe injuries. Because trucks are so much larger than typical automobiles, they can damage other vehicles and their passengers.
Additionally, trucking companies and commercial truck drivers are required by law to have large amounts of liability insurance because of their size and the damage they can inflict. This means that trucking companies will always have lawyers defending their interests. At the same time, this means that you may be entitled to a larger amount of compensation. However, it’s important to make sure that you have lawyers on your side as well.
There can be multiple insurance companies involved in a truck accident. For example, a single truck may have insurance for the driver, the trucking company, the trailer owner, and even the cargo owner. This can make the quest for compensation particularly complex.
At The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC, we will work to investigate your case and understand all the responsible parties. There may be multiple insurance companies involved, which can mean that you may be entitled to more compensation.
You’re Not Alone
Unfortunately, truck accidents are fairly common. In 2017, there were 87 fatalities due to large truck accidents in Colorado, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in 2018, 4,136 people died in large truck crashes in the U.S. However, only 16 percent of those fatalities were truck occupants. 67 percent of the deaths were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, and 15 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorcyclists. Because trucks are so much larger than cars and other vehicles, the bulk of the damage is often inflicted upon the drivers and passengers in small cars.
Additionally, fatalities from truck accidents are not on the decline. Rather, the number of people who died in large truck crashes was 31 percent higher in 2018 than in 2009 (the lowest it has been since the collection of fatal crash data began in 1975).
Luckily, you don’t need to deal with your truck accident injuries and legal concerns on your own. Our experienced attorneys will fight for you and help you every step of the way–making your quest for full and fair compensation as quick and easy as possible.
What Kind of Compensation Might I Be Entitled To?
There may be many sources of compensation for a truck accident. Feel confident knowing that we will look at all angles of your case to ensure that you’re receiving all the compensation you deserve. Depending on your case, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Past, present, and future medical costs
- Loss of wages
- Loss of future wages
- Other losses
What Kind of Injuries Are Common with Truck Accidents?
Truck accidents can produce many different injuries. Some of the most common include:
- Neck and back injuries
- Brain injuries
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Rib injuries
- Internal injuries
- Loss of limbs
It can be challenging to navigate your medical care on your own following an accident. We can help find the right specialists for your specific injuries. The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC will work with you not only to establish and aggressively fight for your claim but also to help you meet with specialists who can get you back to feeling like your old self.
Hire the Right Truck Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been in a recent truck accident, reach out to The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC. We will thoroughly investigate your claim and take care of all the details. We will also ensure that you are receiving proper medical care so you can start to feel like yourself again as soon as possible.
Additionally, we will file all the necessary paperwork and claims on your behalf. Our attorneys are well-versed in truck accident law, and we will fight to make sure you receive the care and compensation you deserve.
To schedule your free case consultation, reach out to us today (24/7) at (303) 333-7285 or via our Contact page.