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Have You Been Involved in a Commercial Vehicle Accident in Colorado or Utah?

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 Veritas 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. Visit one of our Colorado office locations, where we extend our assistance to injured victims not only within the state but also in Eastern Utah.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can have devastating consequences, often resulting in severe injuries and property damage. Understanding the causes of these accidents is crucial for improving road safety and preventing future incidents. While there are many factors that can contribute to truck accidents, several key causes consistently emerge in accident data and studies. Here, we explore some of the primary factors that lead to truck accidents.

  • Driver Fatigue
  • Distracted Driving
  • Impaired Driving
  • Speeding
  • Inadequate Training
  • Poor Vehicle Maintenance
  • Weather Conditions
  • Reckless Driving
  • Inadequate Following Distance

Determining Liability After a Truck Accident

Unlike a car accident the party who is held responsible for an accident isn’t always the driver who caused an accident. An investigation is usually launched to determine what party or parties can be held liable. Oftentimes an investigation will find the trucking company liable as they are often caught encouraging their drivers to break trucking regulations in order to help save their company time and money.

There are scenarios where a trucker can be held liable for an accident. For example, if a driver owns their own truck or if the accident was a direct result of their own negligence, such as drinking while driving. It’s even possible for the truck manufacturer to be held liable for your injuries if an accident was caused by a defect in the manufacturing.

 Whatever the cause of your accident, our firm has the skill and knowledge to identify the appropriate party and fight for you. Learn more about how we can help you by calling us today.

Truckers and the Hours of Service Regulations 

Because of the risk semi-trucks pose in the event of an accident, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) heavily regulates truck drivers. The goal of the regulations is to prevent truck accidents and help protect other drivers on the road. A notable regulation is called the hours of service regulations. 

The hours of service regulations aim to ensure truckers are well-rested, since tired drivers are much more likely to cause an accident. According to these rules truck drivers can work up to 14-hours in a workday, but only 11 of these hours can be spent driving. The remaining time must be spent on meal or rest breaks. After the workday is over, drivers must rest for at least 10 consecutive hours.

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Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

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    Rear ended auto accident with head and neck injuries.

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  • $250,000 Auto Accident

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Why Choose Veritas for Your Truck Accident Case?

At Veritas, our seasoned team of truck accident lawyers is devoted to guiding clients through the intricate landscape of commercial vehicle accident cases in Colorado and Utah. We recognize the profound physical, emotional, and financial impacts a truck accident can have on victims and their families. This understanding fuels our commitment to delivering both empathetic and tenacious legal representation, ensuring your needs and rights are fervently protected.

When you choose Veritas for your truck accident case, you can expect:

  • Personalized attention and support throughout the legal process
  • Thorough investigation to determine liability and hold negligent parties accountable
  • Negotiation with insurance companies for fair compensation
  • Litigation expertise to fight for your rights in court, if necessary
  • Transparent communication and regular updates on the progress of your case

Don't navigate the complexities of a truck accident case by yourself. Reach out to Veritas today and secure a consultation with our committed truck accident attorneys.

The Truth Matters Why Choose Veritas

  • Clear Communication & Relationship Building

    At Veritas, we prioritize clear and open communication with our clients, fostering strong relationships built on trust and understanding. Your concerns are our priority, and we are committed to keeping you informed every step of the way.

  • A History of Insurance Defense Expertise

    With an extensive background in insurance defense, Veritas brings a unique advantage to your case. Our insider knowledge allows us to anticipate insurance company strategies, preparing us to advocate effectively on your behalf and secure the compensation you deserve.

  • Strong Relationships in the Medical Industry

    Veritas has cultivated invaluable connections within the medical industry over the years. These relationships ensure that you have access to top-quality medical care and support throughout your recovery journey, providing peace of mind during a challenging time.

  • Local Commitment and Personalized Service

    As a local firm deeply rooted in the Colorado communities, Veritas is dedicated to providing personalized, comprehensive legal service tailored to your needs. From your initial consultation to the resolution of your case, our compassionate team will be by your side.

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