Colorado Trucking Accidents Are All Too Common

yellow semi in the mountains | Colorado trucking accidentsIn March, a semi-truck and a car collided on Interstate 70, resulting in a fiery crash. Tire failure was suspected in the accident which caused the semi to crash, spilling fuel and then lighting on fire. While the trucking accident resulted in only minor injuries to the accident victims, it resulted in both directions of I70 being closed for several hours.

That same month strong winds cause a semi-truck to roll over onto a car on I-70. The accident caused some injuries and caused the freeway to close down as emergency crew needed to pull both drivers out of their vehicles.

In April, icy road conditions caused another devastating trucking crash involving 2 semi-trucks and a vehicle. A jackknifed semi-truck slid into a car on the westbound lanes of I-70 near mile marker 213. All westbound lanes were closed for an hour as emergency crew tended to the accident victims and cleaned up.

Unfortunately, Colorado trucking accidents like these are all too common – during all months of the year. From icy roads and snow storms to high winds, the weather in and around the mountains can be dangerous for large semi-trucks. In addition, distracted driving and improper vehicle maintenance also plays a part in these devastating accidents.

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Who is Responsible for Your Truck Accident?

In a truck accident, the negligent party can include the truck driver, the trucking company, the loading company, the maintenance company and the manufacturer of the truck or truck parts, if a defective part was responsible for the accident. The trucking company is usually held accountable for the actions of their driver, unless the driver is an independent contractor, particularly if the trucking company hired an inexperienced driver, or failed to do a thorough background check on the driver. In virtually every case, as soon as a trucking accident occurs, the trucking company sends a team to the crash site.

This team is made up of investigators and legal staff who will thoroughly investigate the accident, and who may even remove evidence which is crucial to the other driver in proving negligence. In other words, trucking companies quickly “circle the wagons,” to protect themselves from a lawsuit. Having a highly-experienced Colorado trucking attorney by your side—one who is well-versed in every “trick” the trucking company may attempt—can make all the difference in the outcome of your accident.

Contact Our Denver Trucking Accident Lawyers

the denver personal injury law firm staff of Paysinger Law, P.C. a family run law firmIf you or someone you love has been injured in a trucking accident in Denver, or anywhere in the State of Colorado, it is important to know that we can help. Call the Denver trucking accident attorneys at Paysinger Law, P.C. today to discuss your case. Our law firm offers FREE case consultations and can be reached at 303.279.0221.

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