In addition to the serious injuries, the process of receiving compensation for your injuries is a battle. There are normally multiple parties pointing the finger at each other and building tough defenses to reduce their own liability. Some of the common parties include: the driver, the trucking company (their employer), the truck owner (if different than the employer), and a multitude of different insurance companies. Our skilled attorneys at Tipton Law will ensure that each party is held responsible to maximize your compensation.
Colorado Truck Accident Attorney
How are Truck Accidents Different from Car Accidents?
Your life can change dramatically within a split-second when a truck collision occurs. A truck driver’s decision can be the difference between life or death in a tractor-trailer or semi-truck collision. While truck drivers are extremely important to our society’s supply chain, the drivers spend a lot of time behind the wheel, and they can make poor decisions, given strictly-imposed deadlines by their employer.
Truck drivers may speed, drive recklessly, drive too fast for the weather conditions, or follow other cars too closely. Unfortunately, these actions lead to catastrophic consequences for the affected parties. This is to be expected when you consider that the average mid-sized car weighs 3,361 pounds while the average loaded tractor-trailer weighs 80,000 pounds. Further, larger vehicles are harder to stop and nearly impossible to evasively maneuver, making some collisions unavoidable after the truck driver’s negligent act occurs. When factoring in the weight of the vehicle, along with vehicle speed and impact type, the amount of force generated onto the human body can be astronomical.
We will accomplish this goal by investigating the collision, collecting evidence, and retaining experts to help you build a solid case.
Truck accidents are not the same as regular automobile accidents. Injuries tend to be more common and serious, and property damage is usually more destructive. Given the complexities and severity of a truck accident, it is critical to hire a truck accident attorney at Tipton Law for truck collisions in Colorado.