Your Colorado Springs Truck Accident Lawyers
Commercial trucks play a valuable role in our economy, but unfortunately, truck accidents are often significantly more devastating than passenger car accidents due to their sheer size and weight. In many cases, truck accidents involve severe injuries, property damage, or even death, which makes it very important to have truck accident lawyers on your side.
If you were injured in a truck accident, it’s important to get help to navigate your claim. At Heuser & Heuser, LLP, our truck accident lawyers understand what you’re going through as well as the complexities of truck accident injury law, so we can seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Let our Colorado Springs truck accident lawyers take on the burden of legally seeking the settlement you’re entitled to so you can move forward. Contact us today for your free case review!
Getting Help Is Easy
All you have to do is contact Heuser & Heuser, LLP and our compassionate team of attorneys will get started on your case right away.
You Have Rights
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident caused by someone else, you have rights. Our truck accident attorneys will fight to seek the compensation you deserve.
We Understand What You’re Going Through
Truck accidents can be traumatic and stressful. You may be in the hospital, dealing with the pain of your injuries, and worried about how you will pay your bills and support your family all while you’re recovering. On top of this, you have to figure out the claims process to seek compensation for your injuries, only adding to your stress.
Our attorneys at Heuser & Heuser, LLP understand how devastating this situation can be, and we’re here to help. We make it easy for you to seek the compensation you deserve for your losses. All you have to do is contact us and share your story. If you have a case, we’ll take on the burden of legally pursuing a settlement for you so you can focus on moving forward. We’re on top of it!
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Do I Have a Case?
Truck accidents have a number of causes and possible at-fault parties, but compensable truck accident cases involve carelessness or recklessness on the part of a driver, trucking company, or another party.
Common Types of Compensable Truck Accidents
Are You Within the Legal Time Limit?
The statute of limitations is the time limit during which you can file a lawsuit. In Colorado, the statute of limitations on truck accidents is three years from the date of the accident. In other words, if you were injured in a truck accident that wasn’t your fault, you have three years from the date of the collision to file a lawsuit for the compensation you deserve. If you miss this window of time, you may be unable to recover any compensation at all. However, there are exceptions to this law based on your unique circumstances, so it’s important to discuss your case with an experienced Colorado Springs truck accident lawyer to ensure you don’t miss any important deadlines.
Was Someone Else at Fault?
In order to seek the compensation you deserve following a truck accident, you and your Heuser & Heuser attorney must be able to prove someone else’s negligence caused your accident and subsequent injuries. Negligence is a failure to act with a reasonable amount of care. For example, the negligent party responsible for a truck accident could be the driver not following the rules of the road, the trucking company failing to maintain their trucks, or a shipping company failing to secure their cargo properly, leading to an accident and your injuries.
Were You Injured in a Truck Accident?
Our team at Heuser & Heuser wants to hear your story. If you have a case, we’ll get to work to seek the compensation you’re entitled to recover. We’re on top of it!
What Compensation Can I Receive with a truck accident Claim?
Truck accidents typically involve more serious injuries and damage than accidents involving passenger cars. If you were injured in a truck accident that wasn’t your fault, you deserve compensation for all your injuries and expenses, such as:
- Medical expenses: Including surgeries, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy, mobility equipment, and more.
- Loss of wages: If your injury caused you to miss work or you’re not able to work the same job in the future.
- Pain and suffering: If you experienced extreme emotional distress or a loss of enjoyment of life.
Colorado is a comparative negligence state, which means that your compensation can be affected by the amount of responsibility you had in the accident. The court first decides how much compensation will be awarded, and then each party is assigned a percentage of fault. Following the assignment of fault, your potential compensation is then reduced by that percentage amount. If you’re found to have more than 50% fault for the accident, you may not be entitled to any compensation. That’s why it’s so important to have an experienced Colorado Springs truck accident lawyer on your side advocating for you and building the strongest case possible for the maximum compensation amount you deserve.
We’ve Helped Thousands of Injured People Get The Money They Deserve
Client was hit by a truck, sustaining ankle injuries, a broken pelvis, broken ribs, and a broken wrist. Client required surgery.
Client was involved in a roll over accident. Client sustained head, neck, and back injuries which required rehabilitative care, several surgeries, and extensive therapy.
Client was rear ended and pushed into another vehicle. Client sustained a back injury and significant lost wages. Client required extensive therapy.
How Can Truck accident Lawyers Help?
Truck accidents are more complicated than passenger car accidents. Your truck accident may involve multiple at-fault parties and insurance companies, so you’ll have to navigate an incredibly complex claims process while dealing with your injuries. Taking on your case by yourself could leave you with less compensation than you deserve, which is why you should have an experienced lawyer on your side.
Our team of truck accident lawyers at Heuser & Heuser, LLP, have been helping injured people in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and surrounding areas across Colorado get the money they need for their truck accident expenses for years. We can gather the evidence needed for your case, negotiate with the insurance companies, and seek the compensation you didn’t even know you deserved on your behalf so you can focus on recovering. We’re on top of it!
What Comes Next?
Free Case Review
Contact us today for your free case review. Our team attorneys have years of experience handling truck accident cases and are here to listen to your story. If it’s determined we can assist with your unique circumstances, our truck accident lawyers take care of everything from there.
Your attorney will compile all the evidence needed to build the strongest case possible on your behalf. The compilation of evidence may include witness statements, trucking company documentation, photos of the accident scene, accident reconstruction and more.
Getting into an accident with a semi-truck means you’ll be dealing with powerful insurance companies and their skilled legal teams. Your lawyer will be your loyal advocate and expertly negotiate with all the at-fault parties’ insurance companies to reach the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries and pain and suffering.
Truck accident cases are typically settled out of court, but on the rare occasion, we may need to go to court to seek the full amount of compensation you deserve. Let us put you at ease; your attorney will handle everything on your behalf and advocate for you and the full settlement you’re entitled to recover while you focus on recovering.
If the insurance company makes an offer, your attorney will go over all your options with you. If you accept, we’ll get you your check as soon as possible.
Were You Hurt in a Truck Accident?
Big truck accidents cause big injuries and big losses, but our team is here to seek the compensation you deserve on your behalf. We’re on top of it!
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Do I Need a Colorado Springs Truck Accident Attorney?
Having the right attorney on your side and one that is well-versed in handling truck accident cases can dramatically impact your case’s outcome. At Heuser & Heuser, LLP, we have an experienced team of truck accident attorneys who understand the laws surrounding accidents, so we understand the full scope of your accident and can seek the full compensation you deserve.
What Is the Average Settlement Amount for a Truck Accident?
Truck accidents are complicated and may involve multiple at-fault parties, so there isn’t an average settlement amount we can give you. The settlement you may receive will depend on a variety of factors such as your injuries, the suspected impact the accident will have on your future, and the extent of the losses you suffered as a result of the accident. Our attorneys at Heuser & Heuser, LLP, will do everything we can to seek the full compensation you’re entitled to for your losses.
Will My Truck Accident Need an Investigation?
A lot can go wrong and lead to a truck accident, so in some cases, an investigation is needed to see what factors contributed to the accident. The insurance companies or your lawyer at Heuser & Heuser, LLP, may request an investigation to look into the driver’s records, the trucking company’s training, the truck logs, and more. When you work with our team, we will guide you through each step of the process of pursuing your claim so you are never in the dark about your case.
How Long Does a Truck Accident Settlement Take?
Because of the complexity of truck accidents, your case may take some time to settle. Cases also take longer if they involve multiple at-fault parties or a court case. No matter how long your case takes, your attorney at Heuser & Heuser, LLP, will keep you updated the entire time and ensure your case is treated with the highest level of urgency.
Should I Speak to the Insurance Company?
Insurance adjusters are out to protect their own company’s interests, not yours. If the insurance company calls, direct them to your own insurance company or your lawyer at Heuser & Heuser, LLP.
Why Are Truck Accident Cases Complex?
The main reasons truck accidents are more complex than the average car accident are:
- Settlements often come from large insurance policies through trucking companies.
- Truck accidents may involve multiple responsible parties.
The driver of the truck almost always holds some responsibility. Other parties who might be partially responsible include the trucking company, the maintenance crew, the manufacturers of any bad parts on the truck, and even the loading company if the cargo was improperly loaded. As you can see, your truck accident case involves a lot of moving parts. To ensure you do not lose out on compensation amongst the chaos, your Colorado Springs truck accident lawyers at Heuser & Heuser, LLP are here to handle the complexities for you and protect your rights. We’re on top of it!
Why Do I Need a Police Report?
Though you can’t use a police report as evidence in your case in Colorado, having a police report is still an important aid in seeking your maximum possible compensation. A police report can be essential in helping you to recall the details, as you will need to tell your story multiple times over the course of the case. While we pursue compensation for your injuries, it will be important to keep everything consistent. A police report can serve as a vital point of reference.
How Is Fault Determined in a Truck Accident in Colorado?
Determining fault in a truck accident in Colorado is similar to deciding fault in any variety of accidents. Still, given that most truck drivers work for a larger company, a few extra factors must be considered, including but not limited to the truck’s condition, driver logs, and how the cargo was secured. With all these factors in mind, the fault may extend beyond the truck driver and their trucking company.
How Common Are Truck Accidents?
Relatively speaking, truck accidents aren’t all that common, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. However, when they do happen they’re far more likely to involve multiple vehicles, serious injuries, and even fatalities. This is due in major part to the sheer size of the trucks involved. While a car typically weighs around 3,000 pounds, a fully loaded truck can weigh over 70,000. With that force, fatalities and permanent injuries are more unfortunately more common.
What Causes Truck Accidents in Colorado?
Multiple factors can contribute to your truck accident in Colorado. Distracted driving, driving under the influence, and driver fatigue are among the most common causes of any auto accident. But, truck accidents may also occur due to defective truck parts or poor maintenance checks. This is why the company may possibly be partially responsible for a truck accident.