Denver Commercial Work Truck Accident Lawyer
Large trucks pose countless dangers to other drivers and passengers on the road. When truck drivers and truck companies fail to follow critical safety standards, the resulting negligence could cost innocent people their lives. When the physical and financial consequences of a truck accident leave you looking for answers, know that you have options.
If a commercial truck accident has left you with injuries and expenses, you may be eligible to hold the negligent driver or trucking company responsible for their carelessness through filing an injury claim. Emergency medical treatment, lost wages, ongoing rehabilitation costs, and compromised quality of life are all stressors that you may be facing following a commercial truck accident.
The Denver commercial work truck accident attorneys at The Bourassa Law Group believe that the commercial truck industry should be held to a high standard, and we are here to make them answer for the pain they cause innocent people. When you are ready to discuss your case with an attorney that cares about your recovery, call our office at (303) 331-6186.
Why Do I Need a Commercial Truck Accident Lawyer?
Due to their size, work trucks can cause significant damage to nearby drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists. If you or a loved one has suffered severe injury or even death due to an accident caused by a negligent driver, taking legal action may be the last task on your mind. However, if you are serious about recovering the full amount of compensation that you need, don’t attempt to manage your injury claim alone.
Without an attorney on your side, you are at a definite disadvantage against insurance companies and contracted truck companies that have ample experience with accident litigation and deep pockets as well. Commercial work truck law is complicated. The work truck driver may share the fault with an insurance company, a parts manufacturing company, the truck owner, or several other parties.
To decide on the best course of legal action, your lawyer will apply their comprehensive knowledge and experience to investigate your claim, uncover evidence, and build a case on your behalf. Depending on how motivated the other party is to settle, your lawyer will either negotiate a settlement on your behalf or fight for you in court. You deserve to focus on your recovery, so let a skilled lawyer manage your claim.
Why Choose The Bourassa Law Group to Handle My Case?
Operating out of multiple offices throughout the South and Southwest, The Bourassa Law Group ’s team of highly trained attorneys focus on helping victims of personal injury accidents. Our law firm has a reputation for pairing the care and personal attention of a boutique firm with the resources of a large law firm.
We understand how stressful, demanding, and painful, serious injuries are; healing is not a linear process, there are plenty of bumps in the road and obstacles to confront. Our attorneys meet all of our clients’ stress and pain with unrelenting compassion and commitment. Our extensive knowledge of personal injury law consistently earns the trust of individuals who need help creating the most reliable personal injury claim possible.
At The Bourassa Law Group, all of our services are offered on a contingency fee basis, so you do not have to pay anything until we win you sufficient compensation for any injuries or damage from the accident. After we win you a satisfactory settlement, a fair percentage is charged based on the value of your claim, as assessed by a team of legal experts, medical professionals, and investigative specialists.
Work Truck Accidents We Handle
Our highly skilled commercial truck accident attorneys are ready to put a wide range of resources, legal experience, and capabilities to work for you. We handle industrial work truck accidents that involve everything from driver negligence to poor maintenance and inadequate hiring practices. Uncontrolled variables like inclement weather can exacerbate already dangerous driving conditions.
When it comes to fighting for what you deserve, our team has your back. Due to the size and mass of large commercial trucks, victims may sustain a variety of serious injuries, some of which include:
- Broken Bones
- Head Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
- Paralysis (Paraplegia, Quadriplegia)
- Nerve Damage
- Soft Tissue Damage
- Road Rash
If you have lost a loved one in a commercial truck accident, you’re going through a difficult time. The team at The Bourassa Law Group understands that reaching out to a lawyer may be near the bottom of your to-do list as you grieve the sudden loss of a loved one. Our lawyers are ready to guide you through the process and help you gain some closure by holding the at-fault parties accountable.
Frequently Asked Questions
When you’re dealing with a severe injury, you need a lawyer who can speak to any of your questions and concerns. Read over our frequently asked questions and get in touch with us at (303) 331-6186 to talk to a member of our team about your specific situation today.
Can I seek damages even if I was responsible for the accident?
Yes, you can seek damages even if you were responsible. The state of Colorado adheres to a doctrine of comparative negligence. This rule states that any compensation a defendant receives will be docked by the percentage of guilt that the defendant is deemed responsible for.
So even if you were partially responsible, you could still receive compensation for your injuries as long as you were responsible for 50 percent or less of the truck accident.
Our lawyers are well-versed in the best legal actions to take to ensure that you are rightfully deemed less than 50 percent at fault for a work truck accident that caused you serious injury. It is much more likely that you will get your charges dropped or receive a not guilty verdict if you use a lawyer. And The Bourassa Law Group is ready to fight for your case with compassion, care, and the knowledge to succeed.
Will the information I share remain confidential?
We accept that it is our duty as professional attorneys to keep our interactions with clients completely confidential. The attorneys at The Bourassa Law Group are committed to adhering to the rules of ethics in our field, as well as earning your trust by keeping personal information secure and confidential.
What damages am I entitled to recover?
The amount of damages you are eligible to recover is dependent on several factors, including medical costs associated with the injuries you endured (past, present, and future). You may also receive compensation for ‘general damages’ such as include physical pain and suffering, mental distress, emotional anguish, and negative impacts on work and other daily activities.
You might be able to pursue punitive damages in some cases if intentional harm or negligence caused significant injury and pain. Additionally, if you were involved in a car accident with a work truck, then you may also be compensated for property damages. If your vehicle was damaged to the point of not being able to drive it, this would increase your chances of receiving compensation.
Commercial Truck Accident Statistics
Since commercial trucks pose such a significant threat, federal regulators and the trucking industry created strict rules regarding driver training and driver rest. In addition to training and rest regulations, trucking companies must check and service their vehicles continually.
Though federal regulations have saved thousands of lives across the United States, Colorado’s roads present a unique challenge for commercial truckers. Mountains, steep grades, growing traffic, and icy surfaces all increase the risk of accidents when driving large vehicles. To address these challenges, the Colorado State Patrol reports that truck inspections have increased by over 90 percent since 2009.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), approximately one-quarter of 2018 inspections of work trucks were sidelined when repairs were found to be necessary and remained that way until violations could be fixed. FMCSA sites National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data, in proving that there has been an alarming increase in fatal crashes involving large commercial trucks.
The number of fatal crashes involving trucks with a gross weight rating of 10,000 pounds has been on the rise both nationally and in Colorado since a low in 2009. The daunting trend of recent high-speed crashes involving commercial vehicles in Denver that resulted in injury and death only further causes for concern.
Contact a Denver Injury Lawyer Today
The Bourassa Law Group has Denver truck accident attorneys who are ready to help you get back on your feet after a devastating accident. We will provide you counsel and fight for your right to compensation free of charge until we win your case. Call us today at (303) 331-6186 or fill out a contact form to schedule a free consultation.
Frequently asked questions
The legal definition of a personal injury is when someone’s failure to use reasonable care in a particular situation results in another person’s physical, emotional, or psychological injury. Personal injury cases often rely on the elements of negligence to prove the responsible party’s actions were the cause of the other party’s injuries.
The length of a personal injury case depends on the type of case and various factors, such as the severity of the injury sustained and the duration of necessary treatment. A car accident case might take six months to resolve, while a wrongful death lawsuit could take two years. It all depends on the circumstances surrounding the case.
No. Whether you got hurt in a car accident or on someone else’s property, you should never speak with their liability insurance company about the claim. They try to save money whenever possible and could attempt to trick you into accepting a low settlement amount or intimidate you into dropping the case. Your Denver personal injury lawyer will handle all communication on your behalf.
It depends. A vast majority of personal injury cases settle out of court. When we file a claim with the insurance company, we’ll submit evidence that proves you deserve compensation for your injuries. Sometimes the insurer is willing to settle. Other times, they deny the claim or provide a settlement much lower than you deserve. Under those circumstances, we will file a lawsuit and take the case to court.
Mediation is a step during a lawsuit where both sides meet to try to reach an agreement. The mediator listens to the arguments on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s sides and attempts to resolve the issue. If they can reach an agreement, they will settle out of court, and the case will get dismissed. If they can’t resolve the matter, the case will proceed to trial.