Trucking crashes seriously injure and kill thousands of people across the nation every year. Tractor trailer/semi-truck crashes account for almost 13% of all traffic deaths in the United States. In crashes between passenger vehicles and large semi-trucks, the ratio of occupant fatalities is about 21 to 1.
Because they are so dangerous, many laws and safety regulations have been written protect the public from these eighteen-wheelers. By law, trucking companies and semi-truck drivers are required to perform daily, weekly, and monthly inspections of their vehicles before they begin a road trip. In addition, semi-truck drivers are required to undergo extensive training and testing. However, given the number of semi-truck crashes, those safety precautions are not performed, resulting in serious injuries to you or your loved ones.
Semi-truck drivers repeatedly break federal laws by driving:
- While fatigued
- In excess of the amount of hours they are allowed to drive
- With oversized trucks
- With overloaded trucks
- With improper maintenance
- With an inability to see at night
An experienced personal injury lawyer is needed to handle the complexity of a semi-truck crash case due to the need to obtain log books, time sheets, drug test results, driving history reports, etc. Additionally, an accurate accident reconstruction to support the case is crucial.
Over the years, Lapham Law Firm, P.C. has helped individuals successfully pursue compensation on many semi-truck cases. Lapham Law Firm, P.C. can help negotiate with the insurance companies and make sure you get reimbursed for damage to your vehicle, medical expenses, and any time off from work.
Although most cases settle, it is important to have a lawyer and law firm that can be successful at trial when necessary to get you a complete and full recovery. The trucking insurance companies have quality defense lawyers – make sure you have a quality semi-truck law firm on your side.
At Lapham Law Firm, P.C., one of Colorado’s leading personal injury law firms, we help people who have been injured in semi-truck crashes get the compensation they deserve. Our attorneys have years of experience and have developed an impressive track record representing people with significant injuries from semi-truck crashes.
If you, or a family member, have been injured as a result of the negligence of a commercial driver, you have a legal right to recover monetary damages to compensate you for your injuries and losses. Our team of lawyers, paralegals, and investigators has the resources and experience you need to recover from the crash both physically and financially. We urge you to contact our office as soon as possible following the accident at 303.815.1587 or please click here for a free consultation with an experienced Semi-truck crash attorney in Colorado. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing until we recover money on your behalf.