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Semi Accident Leaves Big Rig in Colorado Backyard

by  on  Truck Accidents

A recent accident involving a semi-truck is yet another reminder of the potential hazards that big rigs pose, including to people who are not even on the road.

A semi-truck rolled over and smashed into a backyard after a recent crash in Commerce City, CBS4 reports. It is not clear whether anyone was inside the home at the time, but at least one person in one of the vehicles in the accident was sent to the hospital with serious injuries.

The accident, which involved at least three other cars, shut down traffic in both directions on Highway 2 in Commerce City. Investigators told CBS4 they did not believe that drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash.

The collision highlights the threat that trucks pose, in large part due to their sheer size and the speed at which they often travel on highways. Truck accidents commonly cause serious, catastrophic and even life-threatening injuries.

Anyone who is involved in an accident involving a truck or commercial vehicle should seek the advice of a seasoned personal injury attorney to understand your rights and options.

Compensation for Truck Accident Injuries in Colorado

Truck accidents can happen for a number of different reasons, including truck driver negligence. 

Trucking companies often force drivers to spend long stretches of time behind the wheel to meet tight deadlines. This is a recipe for disaster that can cause trucker fatigue and mistakes that result in serious accidents. 

Truck defects, malfunctions and poor maintenance also increase the risk of a crash. Although truckers and their employers are required to regularly inspect their vehicles and ensure that they are in good working order, many trucks hit the road with problems like shoddy brakes and poorly secured loads that can lead to an accident.

People injured in car accidents have the right to seek compensation from those responsible for the crash. 

The money damages in these cases often include compensation for current and future medical bills, as well as property damage, missed wages during recuperation and any impact of the injuries on a person’s long-term earning capacity. Additional compensation may also be available for pain, suffering and emotional distress.

What We Mean By Truck Accidents

For personal injury lawyers across the county when we say “truck accidents” we are referring to an accident involving a semi-truck or an 18-wheeler. We are not talking about accidents with standard pick-up trucks like an F-150. Accidents involving trucks typically have catastrophic injuries because the weight of the truck is much more significant. Our truck accident lawyers in Denver are trained to handle the complexities of these cases.

Levine Law is Here to Help – Talk with a Denver Truck Accident Lawyer Today

Our Denver truck accident lawyer team is here to help. Speak with a member of our team to learn about your legal options. There is no obligation to call and speak with a professional about the specifics of your case. Call us at 303-333-8000 or contact us online to speak with a Denver truck accident lawyer.