If you experienced a truck accident, you might have suffered serious injuries that have started to generate serious medical bills. Fortunately, if someone else caused the collision, the law says that person should pay for your damages.
Still, truck accidents can prove challenging when it comes to establishing liability and receiving compensation—partly because these accidents involve so many parties, not just you and the truck the driver. Know that Ben Crump Law, PLLC does not shy away from tough cases. We know where to look for evidence that will identify the parties who owe accountability for your injuries.
You have already suffered physical pain and emotional trauma from an accident you did not cause. You should not add financial burdens of your medical treatment and other losses to the aftermath you are forced to endure.
A Ben Crump Law, PLLC Colorado Springs truck accident lawyer can fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your accident-related injuries. Call us today for a free consultation at (800) 630-9229.
Possible At-Fault Parties
Just because a truck operator’s driving behavior caused your accident does not mean we will limit ourselves to seeking compensation from the driver. Several parties might be responsible for the collision that caused your injury.
In the event of an accident caused by a truck driver, the laws of vicarious liability might come into play. Under this doctrine, a company that employs an individual whose negligence harms another individual carries partial responsibility for damages.
If the truck driver loses control of their vehicle because of mechanical problems, the fault for the accident might lie with the trucking company for not properly maintaining the truck or with a maintenance company or mechanic that failed to fix a mechanical problem.
In some cases, a defective component, like faulty brakes, can present the part manufacturer as an at-fault party.
Sometimes, employees who load the cargo onto a truck do so improperly. Weight can shift, making it difficult to control the truck. In this type of situation, the employee and/or their employer might bear the burden of fault for the collision and any resulting damages.
One or Several Parties Can Be Liable
In sum, any single or combination of individual and parties might be legally liable for damages resulting from your truck accident, including:
- The truck operator
- The truck driver’s employer
- The manufacturer of the truck
- A defective truck part manufacturer
- Owner of the tractor
- Freight shipper or broker
- A truck maintenance service provider
A Ben Crump Law, PLLC truck accident lawyer serving Colorado Springs will investigate all aspects of your collision to identify every liable party. Call us today for a free consultation.
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How Our Lawyers Investigate a Truck Accident
Your legal team will build your case on a bedrock of evidence they gather from an investigation of your crash. Our investigative efforts will include the following steps:
- Going to the scene of your crash
- Talking to witnesses and obtaining their statements
- Obtaining access to “black box” data
- Getting the truck driver’s driving logs
- Requesting a copy of the accident report from the officer at the scene
- Seeking videos from surveillance and other cameras
- Reviewing photos
- Work with accident reconstruction specialists
- Analyzing truck maintenance records
- Gathering all your accident-injury-related medical records
- Examine the trucking company’s and the truck driver’s safety violation records
- Collecting wage statements from your employer
Using this evidence, we can piece together the factors and behaviors that culminated in your collision and your injuries. Some pieces of evidence will help us paint a picture for the insurer, judge, and/or jury of how your injuries have impacted you. We will even work with experts in various fields (medicine, economics, occupational therapy, psychology) to further illustrate how your injuries will impact you well into the future.
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Recoverable Damages in a Colorado Springs Truck Accident
No two truck accidents are alike—and neither are their recoverable damages. The amount of compensation you might receive as a settlement or court award depends on the specifics of your case—namely, the type and severity of your injuries and losses.
Generally speaking, the following types of damages are some examples of what a Colorado Springs truck accident victim might collect in their case:
- Medical expenses
- Prescription medications
- Lost wages
- Diminished future potential earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Emotional stress
If you lost a loved one due to injuries caused in a truck accident, you might be eligible to pursue a wrongful death action against any liable parties. Our attorneys can handle this on your behalf while acting professionally and compassionately to see that justice is served.
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Your Time to File a Lawsuit Is Limited
It is important, however, that you act swiftly after your collision. The state of Colorado imposes a statute of limitations of three years for motor vehicle accident civil lawsuits. This means you have around three years from the date of your injury in which to take legal action against the liable parties, per CO Rev Stat § 13-80-101.
The earlier you hire a lawyer, the more time you give them to build your case, pursue a settlement from the insurer, and file a lawsuit within the state’s legal timeframe, in the event that the insurer refuses to agree to a reasonable settlement.
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A Colorado Springs Truck Accident Lawyer Can Fight for Your Compensation
If you have suffered an injury in a truck accident, call Ben Crump Law, PLLC. Our law firm does not shy away from tough cases. We will fight to protect your rights and to get the compensation you need and deserve for your truck accident injuries and losses.
A lawyer from our firm will represent you on contingency. This means you pay us only if we win you an insurance settlement or court award.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 630-9229 for a free consultation.
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