The United States Department of Transportation estimates that over 500,000 truck accidents occur every year. In most of these crashes, property is damaged but no people are injured, however when a semi-truck or other large commercial vehicle collides with a passenger vehicle, the potential for injury or even death to the people inside the vehicle is extremely high. With the tremendous size and weight of a commercial truck, it carries an incredible amount of momentum, even at relatively low speeds.
Unfortunately, the result when a semi-truck hits a car is often that the car is destroyed and anyone inside is seriously injured. If you have been injured in a trucking accident, speak with an experienced trucking accident attorney immediately to discuss your options.
One of the difficulties of being involved in a commercial vehicle accident is that the trucking company and its insurance company have dedicated attorneys defending their driver and helping minimize the financial impact of the crash to the company. What this means to you is that if the truck driver was at fault in the accident, you may have to fight their insurance company for every dollar you need to cover your medical costs, property damage and lost wages that resulted from the wreck. You need an attorney who is just as knowledgeable and aggressive as the trucking company’s lawyers.
In many cases, commercial vehicle accidents have multiple contributing factors. Some factors may be beyond anyone’s control while others may be the result of poor judgment on the part of commercial truck drivers or other drivers on the road. Some very common factors that contribute to commercial vehicle collisions include:
In many cases, the actual cause of crashes is a combination of factors which serves to make determining what happened, and who was at fault, even more difficult. The Denver and Boulder commercial vehicle accident lawyers at Taussig & Smith, P.C. understand the stress that comes from the recovery process and the lost time from work after a serious injury accident. They believe that while you are recovering physically and emotionally, you shouldn’t have to deal with the additional stress that comes with the financial burdens that these kinds of collisions often bring.
The annual cost of commercial trucking accidents is extremely high. In addition to the roughly $50 billion in property damage across the country, tens of thousands of people are injured, with about 3,000 people being killed each year in commercial motor vehicle crashes.
If you have been injured in a commercial vehicle accident in Colorado, contact us immediately to protect your rights. The truck driver will have an aggressive lawyer protecting his or her interests and you need someone just as skilled and just as aggressive protecting you and helping you recover compensation for your injuries. Commercial vehicle collision attorneys at Taussig & Smith, P.C. have helped numerous clients in Boulder and Denver to recover compensation for medical bills, property damage, and lost wages caused by negligent drivers.