Grand Junction Truck Accident Lawyers
Have You Been Involved in a Commercial Vehicle Accident?
Western Slope highways are loaded with tractor-trailers—overloaded, in fact! The Colorado Department of Transportation reports that a significant percentage of the 18-wheelers that roll across Interstate 70, State Highway 50, and many other Colorado and Utah highways each year are overweight, oversized. or both.
Overweight or not, when a vehicle of such size is involved in an accident, the results can be devastating, especially for anyone in a smaller vehicle. Typical cars and other motor vehicles don’t stand a chance against commercial trucks. The experienced truck accident lawyers at Doehling Law in Grand Junction, Colorado, understand how these accidents involving massive commercial vehicles drastically impact families—often permanently.
If injured in a crash involving a semitrailer, you may face a lengthy hospital stay, an extensive rehabilitation process, missed work, and mounting expenses. Fortunately, if the truck accident was caused by someone else's negligence, you are entitled to compensation for your loses. These losses can include your medical expenses, lost wages, long-term rehabilitation expenses, and even pain and suffering.
For help recovering these much-needed funds, call (970) 292-7171 to learn how our legal team can help you after a truck accident.
Anticipating the Legal Strategy of The Other Side
Trucking companies must follow the regulations laid out for them regarding the operation of their vehicles, including following rules related to truck maintenance and weight. Strict rules also apply to how many hours a driver is allowed to operate a truck without rest. If these rules aren’t followed closely, accidents can result. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents in the U.S. are driver fatigue and improper cargo loading, for instance.
Some commercial trucking companies attempt to use their seemingly unlimited resources to fight personal injury claims when one of their drivers is involved in an accident. We have the knowledge and the resources to take them on.
Attorney Gary Doehling was on the opposite side of these cases for 25 years, representing insurance companies in personal injury litigation. As a result, he is able to accurately anticipate the legal strategy the trucking company's insurance provider will use as it attempts to minimize the amount of compensation that gets paid to victims.
When building your case, our truck accident attorneys will work with accident reconstruction specialists and investigators who can collect evidence that will strengthen your claim. We have recovered numerous multimillion-dollar settlements for our clients, often without the need to go to trial.
To get started, schedule a free consultation with one of our Colorado truck accident lawyers at either our Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Montrose, or Aspen office. We can also come to you if your injuries prevent you from traveling. We will take the time to review the facts of your case and answer all of your questions, so you can feel confident about working with the Doehling Law team.