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Choosing a Commercial Trucking Accident Attorney

Western States Law, P.C. Aug. 13, 2020

The trucking industry has always held a stigma; regular vehicle drivers notoriously make reckless moves to avoid being near the perceived road hog truckers on many roadways. However, with the U.S. employing 8.9 million people in trucking-related jobs, transporting over $700 billion worth of manufactured and retail goods annually, it is safe to say that they are invaluable contributors to each and everyone’s day to day world.

Although trucking accidents only make up about 2.4% of all car accidents, these accident cases differ significantly from ordinary motor vehicle accidents, and victims of these accidents often do not understand all the potential issues. Federal trucking laws apply, video and GPS information may get lost or destroyed, trucker logs may be altered, and top insurance adjusters handle these high-dollar insurance cases. You need a top trucking accident lawyer on your side.

Main Causes for Trucking Accidents

  • Fatigue

  • Brake Problems & General Improper Maintenance

  • Distracted Driving

  • Driver Inexperience

  • Prescription Drug Use / Over-the-Count Drug Use

  • Traveling Too Fast for Conditions

  • Unfamiliarity with Roadway

Reasons an Injury Attorney Is Needed Post Trucking Accident

The trucking company, and their insurance carrier, will have a team of attorneys, investigators, and adjusters hard at work within hours of an accident, assembling favorable evidence and defending their side of the case. Victims of trucking accidents are advised to be just as diligent in contacting a trucking accident attorney to explore their rights to compensation and justice. A few considerations when choosing a Denver trucking accident attorney:

Competence: Always make sure that a prospective attorney is licensed in the applicable state and is experienced in trucking accident law. Our attorneys are licensed in Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming.

Fees & Costs: Make sure there is a full understanding of the attorney’s fees, as well as any additional costs that are the responsibility of the client. We do not generally ask for a cost retainer and there is no attorney’s fee until we recover for you.

Procedure: A competent attorney will be able to provide a detailed game plan and a timeline of expected events.

Personal Service: Some work (record-keeping, information gathering, etc.) will be designated to paralegals and assistants, but the core tasks of the case should be handled personally by the attorney, and there should always be accessible communication between client and attorney. Our clients are each represented by two personal injury attorneys and given the cell phone number of our founding partner, Dallas Norton.

The Denver-metro personal injury law firm of Western States Law, P.C., offers free consultations, and always takes almost all cases on a contingent fee basis. The heart of our personal injury law firm is in Aurora but our injury attorneys practice throughout Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.

For more information about our ability to represent your interests effectively, contact one of the personal injury attorneys at Western States Law, P.C., today. Home, evening, and weekend visits are available. We do not represent insurance companies and we are on your side.

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