Hundreds of people every year suffer personal injuries from traffic accidents involving commercial trucks in Colorado. The sheer size and weight distribution of these massive vehicles leaves the average driver in dire straights, often being catastrophic to passengers in smaller passenger cars. One out of every eight highway-related deaths in the United States involves large commercial trucks.
The Department of Transportation has determined that the leading contributors to commercial truck accidents include:
- Problems with brakes on commercial trucks
- Traffic interruption
- Driver fatigue
- Excessive speed
- External distraction
- Illegal Maneuvers
- Inadequate surveillance
- Misjudgment of other vehicle’s speed
- Overweight commercial vehicle
Obviously, the majority of these lie solely on the responsibility of the commercial truck operator and can lead to terrible results for those in passenger vehicles. The massive size of commercial trucks mean that collisions are likely to result in serious injuries and significant property damage. If you’ve suffered injuries due to a commercial truck accident in Fort Collins, there are some things that you need to do.
Immediately After An Accident With A Commercial Truck
Follow these general guidelines after your accident:
- Report the accident immediately
- Provide only the basic details about the accident
- Do not admit fault
- Seek medical attention immediately
- File a police report and make sure you get a copy
- Contact the experienced commercial truck accident lawyers at AGG law firm.
- Do not provide tape recordings or written statements until you speak to an experienced commercial truck accident lawyer
Why You Need Representation
Despite the trucking industry being heavily regulated, there are many complicated Colorado state and federal laws that permit commercial truck companies to easily deny your claim based on a technicality. Most commercial trucks in the US are covered by insurance policies that are valued at fifty times the coverage of a passenger vehicle.
Needless to say, there’s a lot at stake.
Insurance companies that provide insurance to commercial trucks have a team of defense attorneys that are ready to respond to any accident to protect their own interests. The same insurance companies also have large teams of investigators who are on call 24 hours a day that respond to the accident before it’s been cleared. These investigators hope to find a technicality that they can use to deny your claim when the time comes.
Before the authorities even leave the scene, the trucking company and their insurance carrier are preparing for the long haul ahead. You need a team of experienced truck accident attorneys to help build your claim.
AGG Law is waiting to be your advocate during this trying time.
AGG Law Is Here To Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that involves a commercial truck, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries through a legal claim against the responsible parties. AGG Law Firm takes prides in advocating for victims that suffered injuries from commercial truck accidents and recovering the compensation our clients’ deserve. Contact AGG Law at (720) 708-4050 today for first class legal representation!