commercial truck speeding on the highway | Trucking Accident Results in Felony ChargesOn April 25th, Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, a 23-year-old truck driver from Houston, was driving recklessly down I-70 in Colorado near the Genesee Parkway/exit and Lookout Mountain. He was driving his semi-truck at speeds in excess of 85 mph even though the speed limit on that stretch of highway for a commercial vehicle was just 45 mph. Witnesses said the truck driver was speeding and swerving in and out of lanes on the road. At the Denver West Parkway near the Colorado Mills shopping mall, he crashed in a fiery blaze that killed four men and seriously injured two others. In total, the fiery trucking accident involved nearly 30 vehicles.

Now, prosecutors are charging the truck driver with 36 felony charges including vehicular homicide and first-degree assault. Aguilera-Mederos’ wife and his lawyer said that he lost control of the brakes and did everything he could to prevent the fatal accident from occurring. His lawyer believes the charges filed against his client are too harsh for what is simply just an “accident.” Prosecutors, however, didn’t agree. They released video of the truck driving erratically for miles, even past a truck ramp where he could have left the interstate to avoid such a collision.

When Trucking Accidents Kill

Unfortunately, trucking accidents in the United States and across Colorado are often catastrophic and fatal. Due to the sheer size and weight differences between large commercial trucks and passenger cars, passenger car occupants often sustain serious and fatal injuries in an accident. In 2017 alone, large commercial trucks were the cause of 4,761 fatalities – a 9% increase from 2016. 72% of these fatalities were to occupants in the other vehicles. In Colorado, large trucks accounted for nearly 10% of all fatal crashes in the state that year.

Victims of trucking accidents and their families need experienced legal help after a trucking crash. A trucking accident attorney can investigate the accident closely to determine all responsible parties. Once the liable parties have been identified, your attorney can help you file a claim to collect the compensation you need to recover. If your loved one was killed in a trucking accident, your attorney can help you file a wrongful death claim to recover the money you and your family need to put your lives back together again.

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Paysinger Law, P.C.If you or someone you love has been injured in a trucking accident in Denver, Aurora, Littleton, Arvada, or anywhere in the state of Colorado, it is important to seek legal help immediately. Call the Denver car accident attorneys at Paysinger Law, P.C. today. Our law firm offers FREE case consultations and can be reached at 303.279.0221. We know that you need someone in your corner after a devastating trucking crash. We can help you fight for your rights to full and complete compensation. Call today.

 

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