Denver, CO- Each year in the U.S. there are approximately 500, 000 truck accidents, according the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Of those accidents involving tractor trailers, tankers and other large trucks, an average of 5,000 result in a fatality and 20 percent result in at least one non-fatal injury, primarily to the occupants of passenger vehicle.
If you have ever had the misfortune of being involved in a truck accident you may be wondering how you are going to pay your medical bills. You want to know which parties are responsible for injuries and who should pay for you burgeoning medical costs and compensate you from your pain and emotional distress.
While you may be in pain, grieving or trying to recover from your injuries you have to think about how you are going to recover the money you need to cover your medical bills. And medical costs are not all you have to worry about, if you have lost time from work you have to find a way to cover your everyday living expenses. Legal action may be the furthest thing from your mind as you recover from your injuries or mourn the loss of a loved one, but you need to take action soon and retain a Colorado truck accident to hold a negligent driver and/or their trucking company accountable for the harm you have suffered.
But why do I need to hire a Colorado truck accident attorney?
Accident victims who are involved in any type of traffic accident that result in serious injuries or death should retain a personal injury attorney. But truck accidents are very different and the victims must retain an attorney who is familiar with the specific circumstances surrounding a truck accident.
A Colorado truck accident attorney is aware they role evidence plays in recovering a fair injury settlement. An attorney, who specializes in truck accidents, is capable of interpreting evidence such as driver logs, black boxes, cell phone records from both the trucker and trucking company, the trucking company’s safety record, the truck driver’s safety record and driving history and the driver’s qualifications. This evidence can help pinpoint which parties can be held liable for any resulting injuries or deaths.
In addition to analyzing evidence which bolster the strength of your injury claim, a truck Colorado truck accident attorney has access to resources such as accident reconstruction experts, medical experts and trucking safety specialists in order to help their clients maximize their compensation.
Trucking companies and insurers have a host of attorneys, adjusters and accident specialists working by their side and so should a truck accident victim.
Truck accident attorneys regularly work with injury victims, making them more aware of the long-term effects of your injuries and what future medical costs you face. They know the true physical and psychological effects of your injuries so they understand the true value of your injuries and will fight to make certain you get the compensation you need to pay off your medical costs and cover your short-term and long-term living expenses.
Regardless of whether you want to settle your injury case or take it to court, you must have a Colorado truck accident attorney fighting for rights.