Denver Moving Van Accident Lawyers
Moving vans are essential when you are moving to a new home. Whether you are moving across the country or down the street, these vehicles can help you easily transport large and heavy furniture. However, because moving vans are much larger than standard cars, if they are not following regulations, driven safely, or maintained well, these vans become a danger to everyone on the road.
Despite your best efforts to drive safely, you cannot control the reckless or unsafe actions of another driver. However, if this individual caused injuries to you or your family, they should be brought to justice. A car accident involving a moving van is not only terrifying for you and the other passengers in the car, but these types of accidents are frequently more dangerous and more costly. However, you should never have to take financial responsibility for the harm that this person has caused.
The personal injury lawyers at The Bourassa Law Group understand the pain and suffering that your family is going through after a moving van accident. We also know the financial burden this type of crash can place on your life. That is why The Bourassa Law Group is dedicated to helping individuals who have been harmed in a moving van accident receive compensation and seek justice. Contact our firm today at (303) 331-6186 to discuss the details of your accident and to begin work on your case.
Why You Need a Lawyer
Depending on the size, weight, and speed of the moving van at the time of the crash, the consequences that you experience can be extremely severe, costing you both time and money to repair. You may be facing numerous injuries, either to yourself or your passengers, which could require hospitalization, surgery, or ongoing therapy. You may also need to seek counseling or emotional support after this accident, to help you cope with the psychological impact of this crash. In addition to the damages this accident caused to your well-being, it is likely that you have also sustained serious damage to your vehicle, which could make it undrivable or even totaled.
All of these types of damage have consequences that are not only detrimental to your health and daily life, but they are also extremely expensive to repair. The expense of a crash with a moving van can jeopardize your financial security as well as your future plans if you must pay for all of these damages yourself. In order to receive the greatest possible financial compensation after this accident, you need a skilled attorney managing your case.
A lawyer has the experience and knowledge necessary to help you build the strongest case possible. They have an extensive understanding of the laws of the road, the moving van driver’s responsibilities, and your rights as the injured party. This information will allow your lawyer to prevent the other driver from taking advantage of you or trying to incorrectly blame you. Your lawyer will also understand the amount and type of compensation that is reasonable for the damages you have experienced. With a lawyer by your side, you can have confidence that you will receive the best possible outcome for your case.
Why Choose Us?
When you have been in a serious accident involving a moving van, you need to have someone you can trust working on your case. The attorneys at The Bourassa Law Group have represented clients across the country, and we have proven that we are dedicated to our clients and helping them receive as much compensation as is possible for their injuries. It is important to us that we provide a warm and compassionate atmosphere where you can feel comfortable discussing your case and asking all the questions that you need to be answered.
We also believe that you should not be denied justice after an accident because of legal costs. This is why we are dedicated to offering our clients affordable legal representation. We understand that you are already facing financial pressures after this accident, so we will work hard to make sure we find the most cost-effective solution for your case, while still providing the exceptional level of service that you should expect. When you are facing the aftermath of a moving van accident, you need the support of The Bourassa Law Group to help you make the best decisions moving forward.
Dangers of Moving Vans
Moving vans can pose a serious threat to other drivers who are on the road, especially if they are not operated correctly. When a vehicle is very large and heavier than normal, as is common with moving vans, the impact of a crash is severe and sometimes even deadly. If the person operating the moving van does not correctly secure the objects inside or adds more weight than the van can safely carry, the moving van can be extremely difficult to drive on the road.
Excessive weight or movement in the van can cause the brakes to be ineffective and the driver may not be able to react quickly to unexpected changes on the road. There are many different ways that the items in a moving van could cause a serious accident, but some of the most common causes include:
- Adding more weight than is recommended for the vehicle
- Failing to secure the items in the van
- Improperly closing or locking the van door
- Unevenly distributing the weight of the cargo, causing the vehicle to be off-balance
Many of these problems that can cause an accident are the result of either negligence or inexperience on the part of the person loading the vehicle. Even though these problems may not be intentional, they still pose a threat to other drivers on the road. Someone who is inexperienced with moving vans or even simply distracted while loading the van may still be liable for the damages or injuries they cause in an accident.
In addition to the problems that the cargo in the moving van might cause, the driver’s experience and actions can create a serious risk for other people on the road. Moving vans can be extremely dangerous to drive and maneuver, even when they are owned by professional moving companies, but driven by drivers with little or no experience.
This danger only increases if a private individual has rented a moving van since they do not have experience with how the truck responds to movements, like braking or turning, and they may not be aware of how driving a large van differs from driving their normal vehicle. If an accident with a moving van occurred because of driver error, some of the most likely causes may include:
- Failure to use a turn signal
- Texting while driving
- Road rage
- Running a red light
- Disobeying traffic signs
- Driving while intoxicated
If a driver acts in these ways while in a standard vehicle, they are acting recklessly and can cause serious damage to other drivers. However, when a driver acts recklessly or carelessly while driving a moving van, they are a danger to everyone on the road, and the consequences can be deadly. Individuals that do not drive safely, especially in a moving van, should be held accountable for their actions and the damage they cause.
Injuries After a Moving Van Accident
Any accident on the road can cause you physical harm as well as damage to your vehicle. However, when you are in an accident involving a moving van, it is much more likely that the injuries and the property damage you sustain during the accident will be much more serious. The aftermath of an accident can be devastating for both you and any passengers that were in the car with you at the time of the event.
Physical injuries are almost always the most frightening part of a car accident because they have the ability to completely change your life in a single moment. Some of these injuries can even change your entire view on the future. Examples of physical harm which may occur during an accident with a moving van may include:
- Cuts and bruises
- Broken bones
- Injuries to the head and neck
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injury
Although all of these examples differ in severity, that does not mean that the emotional harm that this accident has caused is ever insignificant. No matter the type of injuries caused in the accident, you may also be experiencing psychological harm, due to emotional trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after an accident with a moving van.
Both the physical and emotional injuries that you sustain during an accident may require medical treatment, which can be both time-consuming and expensive. This may put an extreme financial burden on you or your loved ones after an accident. You should not have to pay the price for another person’s reckless actions, and compensation for your case may be able to help.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident with a moving van, the lawyers at The Bourassa Law Group are prepared to help. We have a proven track record of helping people like you receive the compensation they need to move forward after this horrible event. Our lawyers believe that you should not be held responsible for the dangerous actions of another person, and we are prepared to fight for you in court. To start work on your case, contact us at (303) 331-6186 today.
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.