Truck Accident Attorneys
Serving Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo, CO
Semi-trailer trucks, also known as “tractor-trailers” and “18-wheelers” are an integral part of the country’s commercial transportation network and are a constant presence on the road. Many of these vehicles weigh upwards of 80,000 lbs, and may be transporting fuel or hazardous chemicals. Each year, thousands of these semi-trailer trucks are involved in crashes on federal and state roads. Unfortunately, many of these crashes result in serious injuries and fatalities to other motorists. Often times, the collisions occur due to the reckless and careless conduct of the drivers or the companies that employ them.
Federal and state laws regulate the trucking industry. Truck drivers are required to receive certain basic training, limit the number of hours they drive continually, maintain the safety of their vehicle, and adhere to the rules of the road. However, drivers and their employers do not always follow the rules. In order to deliver freight on time, to earn more money, or to cut costs, truck drivers and trucking companies may bend or ignore the rules. As a result, serious truck collisions often stem from lack of training or experience, overloaded trucks, driving at unsafe speeds, aggressive driving behavior, fatigued or tired drivers who drive too long or too many hours without rest, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The experienced Colorado truck accident lawyers at McCormick & Murphy have the experience and knowledge needed to uncover acts of negligence and violations of safety laws and industry standards. The truck accident law offices of McCormick & Murphy have handled a variety of trucking injury cases and has the investigative resources to determine the causes of a truck accident.
Truck Accident Litigation
Truck accident litigation is considerably different from other forms of auto accident cases. Truck drivers and trucking companies must follow regulations ranging from weight limits on trucks to preventing driver fatigue. If these rules are violated, commercial vehicles endanger other drivers and passengers.
The trucking companies and their insurers do not always play fair. They are aggressive and often withhold information from injured persons. It is, therefore, imperative to retain an attorney with the experience and aggressiveness necessary to uncover the truth and obtain the correct amount of recovery.
Contact McCormick & Murphy
Contact the Colorado Trucking Accident Lawyers at McCormick & Murphy P.C. for a free initial consultation to discuss your potential truck accident claim.
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