With trucking regulators under severe budget constraints and the number of trucks on Colorado’s roads growing every year, truck accidents and the resulting devastation to innocent victims requires specialized legal experience. We hear on the news quite often that a semi-tractor trailer truck has jackknifed, had a break failure, spilled hazardous material on the roadway, or otherwise caused a serious accident. These accidents are scary enough, but when passenger vehicles are involved, the results can be devastating. Family cars, and the people riding in them, are no match for the weight, size and destructive power of today’s larger freight trucks. Our Denver truck accident attorneys devote every resource necessary to bring about a fair recovery for our clients who are the victims of a truck accident. We have a comprehensive understanding of the complicated issues involved in truck accident cases and the Department of Transportation’s regulations which govern them.
At Malman Law Firm, we have extensive experience in successfully handling big-rig truck accident cases. Whether you have suffered a serious spinal injury, a closed head injury, the loss of a limb, an orthopedic injury or anything in between, we will be there for you. Our truck accident lawyers understand factors that can lead to trucking accidents, including driver fatigue from too much time on the road, improperly secured cargo, over-sized loads, brake failure due to improper maintenance, driver error, and a myriad of other issues. We understand tractor trailer accidents and will put our knowledge and experience to work for you.
What should I do after a trucking accident?
Truck accidents most frequently occur on busy roadways or major highways. The most important thing to do is make sure you are in a safe place away from the flow of traffic before you even consider exiting your vehicle. Then, if you can, gather information on witnesses to the trucking collision. Get their name, address and telephone number. Take note of which police department investigates the collision (i.e. City Police, County Sheriff, State Patrol, etc.), and get the card of an investigating officer if possible. If you are well enough, take photos of the scene and anything on the truck that seems odd, out of place, or worn. This information will be helpful when it is time to request a police report and if liability becomes an issue.
In almost every collision, there is physical trauma to a victim’s body which sometimes goes unnoticed in the hectic moments following a trucking accident. If an ambulance is offered, it may be best to go to the Emergency Room and get examined to ensure there are no hidden or internal injuries. Many times, adrenaline or shock will mask symptoms that later appear. Injuries and dangerous complications may be lessened if they are treated right away. The emergency room doctors will also give you advice regarding follow up care.
Once you are home and safe, it may be prudent to contact a personal injury attorney. Especially in trucking accidents, there are many possible factors that could have contributed to the collision. If evidence needs to be preserved on a truck (of improper maintenance, bald tires with too little tread, etc.), there may only be a short window of time to preserve that evidence before it disappears. Contact an attorney quickly so they can get to work on the preservation of evidence before things are repaired or lost. Large trucking and distribution companies usually are insured by even larger insurance companies. It is imperative to hire an aggressive, reliable and diligent Denver trucking accident lawyer. At Malman Law Firm, we know what it takes to level the playing field against the vast resources and manpower often afforded to such large companies. We have a proven track record and a 40 year history of obtaining large settlements and verdicts in these types of cases.
Who will pay for my medical bills if I'm in an accident?
If you have auto insurance, you likely have medical payments coverage (“Med Pay”) of at least $5,000.00. You can also submit your bills to your health insurance carrier. However, if you do not have Med Pay or health insurance, we can help you find medical providers that will provide services on a “lien”. On a lien, you can treat and work on healing while we work on getting you’re the compensation you deserve. You will then pay off your medical bills at the end of your case from your settlement or jury verdict.
How do truck accident cases work?
Our experienced Denver car accident attorneys will assist you in filing an auto accident claim against the insurance company of the parties at fault. If they lack sufficient insurance to pay for your bills and injuries, our attorneys will look to any other available coverage, including possibly tapping into coverage from your own insurance company. In some, but not all cases, it may be necessary to file an auto accident lawsuit to protect your legal rights. A lawsuit for the car accident and any claim for damages should be pursued against all available people/corporations to ensure that you receive the maximum for your injuries as well as any other losses you have suffered.
Our car accident lawyers can help you obtain compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Past and future loss of income
- Past and future medical expenses
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Disfigurement / ScarringPhysical / Mental impairment
- Funeral expenses (wrongful death)
- Punitive damages (if applicable)
If you have been injured due to the carelessness, negligence, or irresponsible behavior of another individual or organization, you probably have a valid accident injury claim. Most victims suffer some kind of loss (in the form of medical expenses, loss of income, physical, emotional, or other trauma). Our legal system permits only a limited time frame for when an injured victim can pursue such a claim. If you have been involved in an auto accident, call or email Malman Law Firm now. The personal injury attorneys at Malman Law Firm are here to help. Since we work on a contingency basis, you don’t have to pay us until we collect for you.
How much is my trucking accident case worth?
Most victims suffer some kind of loss (in the form of medical expenses, loss of income, physical, emotional, or other trauma). The personal injury attorneys at Malman Law Firm are here to help. Since we work on a contingency basis, you don’t have to pay us until we collect for you.
The truck accident attorneys at the Malman Law Firm aggressively pursue maximum compensation from negligent truck drivers and trucking companies. We are committed to using all necessary resources to obtain the highest settlement or a trial verdict.
Contact a Denver truck accident lawyer at the Malman Law Firm today for an immediate and complimentary evaluation of your situation. Our attorneys are here to help you. We work on a contingency basis, so you won’t have to pay until you have been compensated.