Denver Truck Accident Attorney

Semi Truck Accidents

Each year more than 100,000 Americans are injured in truck accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Due to the vehicles' immense size, even low-impact semi truck accidents can inflict injuries, damage or even death. The Denver and Colorado Springs attorneys at the Law Offices of Cliff Enten help truck accident victims identify all possible defendants. If you have been injured, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering and lost wages.

  • Potential Trucking Accident Defendants
  • Common Causes Of Semi-truck Accidents
  • Do I Need A Truck Accident Lawyer?

Potential Trucking Accident Defendants

Denver and Colorado Springs victims of semi-truck accidents are entitled to compensation for any resulting physical, emotional or financial losses. To ensure our clients will have the opportunity to receive the maximum damages for their injuries, our trucking accident lawyers will identify as many potential defendants as possible. Possible liable parties include:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • Contractors
  • Employers
  • Insurance companies

If a truck driver is employed by a trucking or shipping company, then the company may be liable for the driver's negligence. Establishing the liability of third parties can be difficult if, as is often the case, the driver is an independent contractor. In that situation, it is important to have an experienced trucking accident lawyer on your side. Our personal injury attorneys have helped the victims of semi truck accidents get the settlements and compensation they deserve. Contact our Denver or Colorado Springs personal injury offices today.

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Common Causes Of Semi-truck Accidents

Trucks have certain speed, turning, visibility and braking characteristics other drivers need to be aware of. Many semi truck accidents are a product of these limitations. Semi truck accidents can be devastating. Denver and Colorado Springs accident victims should contact the Law Offices of Cliff Enten immediately. We can help you get the compensation you deserve. Other causes of serious trucking accidents include:

  • Lack of training on the part of the driver
  • Dangerous or reckless truck driving
  • Speeding or aggressive driving behavior
  • Truck defects
  • Poorly maintained truck brakes
  • Overloaded or oversized trucks
  • Poor driving conditions (fog, snow, rain or smoke)
  • Failure to install an under-ride protection under-guard
  • Fatigued, sleepy or tired driver
  • Drunk driving accidents

At the Law Offices of Cliff Enten, we hold negligent, reckless or careless truck drivers liable for their actions. Certain unique dangers are characteristic of these large commercial trucks.

Semi Truck Accidents — Special Considerations

  • Jackknifing — Under certain conditions, including sudden braking and turning, large trucks are prone to jackknifing. Although jackknifing can be caused by slippery road conditions, often jackknife semi-truck accidents are the result of negligence by the truck driver.
  • Turning Accidents — Large trucks are often difficult to turn. Sometimes a truck driver uses two lanes to make a right turn. In some instances, turning the vehicle in this manner is sufficient to establish the truck driver's fault.

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Do I Need A Truck Accident Lawyer?

If you have been involved in a trucking accident, it is wise to consult an experienced attorney. At the Law Offices of Cliff Enten, we know how to get victims the fair compensation they deserve. If you think you may need a lawyer, contact our semi truck accidents' lawyers at our Denver or Colorado Springs personal injury offices and arrange a consultation. We will evaluate your case and determine whether or not you are eligible to collect damages. On average, personal injury victims who get legal representation receive two to three times more for claims than those who 'go it alone.' Insurance companies have a team of lawyers, investigators and other experts working to minimize your claim. Auto accident attorney Cliff Enten will fight for you.

Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation

If you have been injured, contact the Law Offices of Cliff Enten — with offices in Denver, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins. Our semi truck accident attorneys help victims of motor vehicle accidents get the compensation they deserve.

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