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Trucking Company Negligence

In 2008, over 380,000 large trucks and vehicles were involved in trucking accidents across the United States. These accidents were responsible for 90,000 injuries and 4,229 deaths. If you are involved in a trucking accident, you may suddenly find yourself dealing with life changing injuries, mounding medical expenses and chronic pain. When this occurs, you will need an experienced Colorado trucking accident attorney on your side. In many cases, the trucking company itself may be to blame for your accident. If the trucking company is found guilty of negligence, they may be liable for your injuries and for any damages that have occurred.

Trucking companies have a responsibility to ensure that their trucks are safe and their truck drivers are adequately trained. Unfortunately in an effort to increase profit margins, many trucking companies cut corners or violate state and federal trucking laws. When this happens, serious and catastrophic trucking accidents can occur, causing serious and life threatening injuries to everyone involved.

Lost Wages, Medical Bills, Property Damage, Pain and Suffering

Trucking company negligence can take many forms including:

  • Improper or Inadequate Driver Training: Trucking companies have a responsibility to properly train their drivers and perform a proper background check. Drivers should have a clean driving record and should not have any history of substance abuse. When trucking companies put their bottom line before safety, the results can be disastrous.
  • Overloading a Truck or Violating Weight Load Limits: According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a large truck may not exceed 80,000 pounds. In addition, the maximum gross weight upon any one axle can not exceed 20,000 pounds. These strict trucking regulations are in place to protect everyone who operates on American roadways. When a trucking company overloads a vehicle or disregards federal and state trucking regulations, they may be held liable.
  • Improper Truck Maintenance: Trucking companies also have a responsibility to adequately maintain their vehicles. A poorly maintained truck can be a significant liability on the road and can lead to:
      • Tire Blowouts
      • Brake Failure
      • Transmission Failure
      • Faulty Cab connections
      • Safety Equipment Failure
      • Improper Lighting Systems

If you or someone you love was injured in a trucking accident, it is important to contact an experienced Colorado trucking accident attorney. Your attorney will need to aggressively investigate your case to determine if the trucking company acted negligently. If the trucking company's negligence contributed to or caused your accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost wages and pain and suffering.

To speak with a Denver semi truck accident lawyer about a truck accident injury or loss, please call our office at 303-759-3300 or contact us online. We do not charge a fee to discuss how we can help you meet your needs.

Big Rig Accident Attorney Saul Sarney
4643 South Ulster Street, Suite 980
Denver, CO 80237
Telephone: 303-759-3300

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Denver personal injury attorney Saul R. Sarney represents semi truck accident clients facing personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, and denial of insurance coverage claims throughout the greater Denver metropolitan area and areas north, including the cities of Lakewood, Aurora, Englewood, Littleton, Arvada, Greeley, Morrison, Boulder, and Broomfield, as well as Douglas County, Denver County, Jefferson County, and Arapaho County. We also represent clients in other states including Kansas, Nebraska and New Mexico.