If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a commercial truck accident, call the Denver truck accident attorneys at Dormer Harpring. Truck accidents are catastrophic events requiring personal service, compassionate support, and the kind of unique representation that Dormer Harpring prides itself on providing.
Our Denver truck accident lawyers dedicate themselves to victim recovery. We encourage you and your loved ones to explore the general truck accident information offered on our site and feel free to contact us with your questions and concerns about your truck accident claim.
You have medical and financial options following a truck accident. Our experienced truck accident lawyers will help you explore those in detail through:
Dormer Harpring is ready, willing, and able to assist you today. You can reach us by calling (303) 747-4404 or completing the contact form on this page.
After a truck accident, victims often question whether they need an attorney. For many truck accident victims who are serious about their recoveries, the answer is “yes.”
Retaining a lawyer can make all the difference in the strength and success of your case. Our Denver truck accident attorneys have the skills and experience to resolve truck accident cases successfully. We work tirelessly to assist our clients in securing a full and just amount of compensation for their injuries.
It is ideal to contact us immediately following your accident. This allows our attorneys to begin collecting time-sensitive evidence that may prove fault for your accident, such as:
Our lawyers will also:
Contacting a truck accident lawyer soon rather than later is beneficial to you. You will receive the legal support you need, and you will move forward towards recovery. Call or contact Dormer Harpring today and schedule your free consultation to learn more about the services we can provide you.
There are several reasons for truck accidents. Regardless of their cause, all truck accidents are potentially deadly and dangerous to others both in the crash and in the immediate vicinity. The following are the most common types of truck accidents:
None of the above truck accidents is the same as a car accident. There are a vast size and weight difference involved, and multiple parties may face liability. An experienced truck accident attorney is invaluable in helping to determine all the liable parties in a truck accident as well as all possible sources of recovery for the accident victims.
The mistakes and careless actions of truck drivers cause a high proportion of truck accidents. These are not the only issues, however, that cause truck crashes. Actions of the following parties can also contribute to trucking accidents:
Victims can make multiple liability claims for a truck accident. The victim’s attorney must perform a full investigation of any truck accident before a settlement offer is accepted. Otherwise, a claim may settle for far less than its actual value.
A collision with a commercial truck is not the same as one with the average automobile. Truck accident cases have unique considerations, including different laws and types of evidence available. A Denver truck accident lawyer can walk you through all of the ways in which your case may differ, such as:
No matter what unique elements your truck accident case entails, an attorney in Denver can help you fight for the best possible outcome. A lawyer will frame your argument based on the specific details of your accident.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) governs commercial truck driving and drivers through a set of federal rules and regulations intended to prevent truck accidents, injuries, and deaths. Transportation companies and commercial truck drivers are required to follow these mandates.
FMCSA rules and regulations include the following:
When truck drivers and their companies violate FMCSA policies, they open themselves to legal liability for truck accidents.
Colorado is a fault-based insurance state. This means the driver at fault for the crash is typically financially responsible. However, with a truck accident, the rule of vicarious liability makes the trucking company legally responsible for the actions and mistakes of its drivers, in most cases.
If the truck driver was working as an employee of the trucking company at the time that he or she negligently caused your crash, the trucking company will most likely bear vicarious liability for the accident. If someone else caused the accident, such as a cargo company or a third-party driver, that party might be liable instead. A lawyer can investigate your crash to determine liability.
A settlement offer is an amount of money an insurance company is offering you to end a claim. By accepting a settlement offer, you are agreeing to release the defendant of any further liability for your truck accident. Once you accept a settlement offer, you cannot renegotiate for a different amount. It is extremely important, therefore, to make sure you are settling for a fair amount before saying yes.
As a general rule, do not accept a settlement offer for a truck accident case without first consulting with an attorney. An insurance company’s initial offer is often much lower than the true value of the case. This is especially true if you have serious or catastrophic injuries that will require ongoing medical care or physical rehabilitation. A lawyer can review the offer and help you negotiate for a reasonable amount.
In Colorado, a law called a statute of limitations places a time limit on your right to bring a truck accident lawsuit. With only a few exceptions, you have two years to file a lawsuit after any type of accident that gives you a personal injury in Colorado. If you are only filing a claim for property damage and not a personal injury, however, you have three years from the date of your accident.
The value of your Denver truck accident case depends on the unique circumstances. One of the main factors is the severity of your injuries. More severe injuries will require more medical care and will also have greater lost wages and pain and suffering. Severe injury claims, therefore, are generally worth more than minor injury claims. Other determining factors include the plaintiff’s age and income, the number of defendants and the amount of insurance available.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a commercial truck crash, contact the Denver truck accident lawyers at Dormer Harpring for a free consultation. We are committed to representing people from all walks of life. Therefore, our legal fees reflect only the amount we recover. We believe in individualized service and representation. No two people, or truck accident claims, are alike. We look forward to hearing your story and discussing how to meet your needs and expectations best.
Dormer Harpring is based in Denver but represents Coloradans throughout Denver County, Adams County, Boulder County, Arapahoe County, Jefferson County, and Colorado. Call us today at (303) 747-4404 or fill out our convenient online contact form below.