Truck Accident Lawyer Colorado

Established law firm marshals resources for complex litigation

If you’ve sustained severe injuries in a tractor-trailer accident, you might think that laws requiring carriers to have high levels of insurance will help you obtain a swift and fair settlement. Unfortunately, insurance companies are more concerned with their shareholders and their bottom line. To secure full and fair compensation, you need knowledgeable and experienced legal representation. Flanders, Elsberg, Herber & Dunn, LLC has been assisting injured Coloradans since 1871. As local counsel in the Longmont area, we provide distinct advantages for our clients, including close, personal service and an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of insurance law. As our long record of success illustrates, we have the resources to challenge much larger insurance defense law firms and maximize recovery for our clients.

Experience with a variety of commercial truck accidents in Colorado

Truck accidents require thorough investigation. It’s vital to have an attorney who understands the possible accident scenarios. The types of truck accidents we’ve managed include:

  • Truck rollovers — The most common type of truck accident results when the driver makes too sharp a turn and improperly loaded cargo causes the trailer to tip over.
  • Brake malfunction — Truck air brakes must be properly maintained. A heavy truck rolling down a steep grade puts enormous pressure on the brakes.
  • Jackknife — When a tractor trailer brakes suddenly, the trailer can swing forward, sweeping into adjacent lances.
  • Tire blowout — Tire failure can make a commercial truck less stable.
  • Underride — When a semi-truck brakes, a small passenger car that does not stop in time can slide under the truck’s carriage so the rear bumper of the truck makes direct contact with the windshield of the car.
  • Lost load — Cargo that is not sealed within the truck or properly tied down can fall onto the road, creating a dangerous hazard.
  • Truck Driver Tunnel Vision — Driver can’t see beyond what is right in front of them, such as construction zones, stopped traffic, changing weather or driving conditions.

Determining fault in Colorado truck accidents

As with a car accident, your attorney must show that someone other than you is mostly responsible for the accident. Examples of truck driver or truck company fault include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Driver use of drugs or alcohol
  • Distracted driving
  • Faulty truck maintenance
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Unbalance weight load

After a thorough investigation, your attorney might also trace fault back to the government body responsible for constructing or maintaining the highway, the truck manufacturer or the driver of another passenger car. At Flanders, Elsberg, Herber & Dunn, LLC, we pursue every possibility so that you can obtain full compensation.

Contact an established Longmont, CO law firm for your truck accident claim

Flanders, Elsberg, Herber & Dunn, LLC began helping injured Coloradans in 1871 and continues to deliver exemplary client service. See the difference that our knowledgeable, local attorneys can make in resolving your truck accident claim. Call us at 303-776-5380 or contact our Longmont office online.

Our Truck Accident Lawyer

A Colorado Law Firm Since 1871

Flanders, Elsberg, Herber & Dunn, LLC has survived since 1871 for many good reasons, not the least of which are excellent legal representation and exemplary client communication and service. Come see the difference that our knowledgeable, local attorneys can make. Call us at 303.776.5380 or contact our Longmont office online.