Denver Truck Accident Attorneys
Whether a Negligent Driver or Faulty Vehicle Caused Your Injuries, Our Team Is Here to Help.
Each year, around 80,000 people are injured in accidents involving large trucks. Nearly 5,000 die. These accidents are not rare occurrences. On average, someone is injured or killed in a truck accident every 6 minutes. Usually, that person is someone other than the truck driver.
At The Gilbert Law Group®, our truck accident lawyers in Denver are dedicated to helping victims across America recover the compensation they need and the justice they deserve for their injuries. Because of the size difference between semi-trucks and passenger vehicles, the injuries caused by these accidents are likely to be severe. They can completely change a victim’s life and that of their loved ones. If you are in this situation, you need to know your rights—and you need a strong attorney to defend them.
Contract The Gilbert Law Group® at (888) 711-5947 for a free consultation with one of our truck accident attorneys. We have helped clients recover over $1 billion for their losses.
The Dangers of Large Trucks
Any vehicular accident can cause harm, but crashes involving semi-trucks have a greater potential for serious injuries and fatalities. Between 2009 and 2018, the number of people who died in large truck accidents increased by 31%. Drivers and passengers in other vehicles were more than 4 times as likely to be killed than the occupant of the truck.
Those who survive an accident with a tractor-trailer may suffer severe and even catastrophic injuries including:
- Amputation/loss of limb
- Burn injury
- Crush injury
- Multiple bone fractures
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
This type of serious bodily harm results in enormous medical expenses and lost wages and can require long-term or life-long care for the injured. At The Gilbert Law Group®, we understand the emotional and financial strain this puts on you and your family. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you fight for fair compensation.
Between our knowledge of the heavily regulated trucking world and in-house engineers who are trained to identify dangerous vehicle defects, we can help you build a strong case.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Somewhat surprisingly, most fatal truck accidents occur in favorable driving conditions. In fact, 85% happen in normal weather and nearly 66% happen in rural areas during daylight hours.
The causes of these collisions are as varied as the causes of other automobile accidents. Truck drivers share the same risk of distraction all drivers do; however, their mistakes tend to cause greater consequences.
Causes of truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Driver distraction
- Cell phone use
- Excessive speed
- Tire blowout or failure
- Bad brakes
- Other mechanical failure
- Loose cargo
- Lack of underride protection
- Failure to properly maintain the vehicle
- Violation of federal and state laws and regulations
Who Is Liable in an Accident?
The responsibility of teaching drivers to comply with regulations and focus on safe driving lays with the trucking company. Employers are typically liable for the actions of workers while on the clock; if a company sets unreasonable schedules or fails to ensure truckers take sufficient time off, it increases the chances its drivers will be involved in a serious accident. Companies are also expected to enforce licensing requirements and run background checks on drivers, ensuring they do not have a history of traffic violations.
Because these companies must vet drivers, they are also usually at fault when a driver causes an accident during their workday. Unsurprisingly, trucking companies and/or their insurers tend to push back against accident claims, trying to decrease their liability so they do not have to pay large settlements. Our attorneys can investigate your accident for evidence of fault and protect your right to compensation.
When Defective Parts Are Involved
Defective designs and poor manufacturing of truck parts increase the risk of collisions. Our in-house engineering team is here to help analyze your accident for signs of vehicular malfunction. When a collision is caused by a defect of some sort, you may be able to hold multiple parties liable:
- The designer of the truck, if unsafe choices led to an accident or made the accident worse;
- The manufacturer of parts that failed; and/or
- The company that owned the truck or was responsible for overseeing its maintenance.
When defective vehicle parts become part of a lawsuit, you may find yourself filing a claim against a multinational corporation. Not only does our team have the resources to stick with big cases but we also have the skill and experience to fight for you in court. No matter how complex your case, we are confident we can represent you capably.
Reach The Gilbert Law Group® at (888) 711-5947 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Denver truck accident attorneys. We can help you file a claim for compensation after a severe injury.
Leaders in Product Liability
We’ve taken on big corporations like Ford, Chrysler, General Motors, and other automakers to protect the rights of injured consumers.
Nationally Recognized Personal Injury Law Firm
Our Firm is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates and a recipient of "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News.
Making the World Safer
After being challenged by our lawyers, major companies have pulled defective products off the market.
Engineering Team on Staff
The Gilbert Law Group® is the only firm in the U.S. to have an in-house engineering team to assess and explain product defects.
Over One Billion Dollars Recovered
Since 1969, we have fought aggressively for our clients, never turning away from even the most formidable opponents.
When you are facing complex legal issues and high-profile defendants, you need a lawyer who knows how to fight these battles. Our team has taken on some of our nation’s biggest corporations and, with the help of our network of professional consultants and our skilled in-house engineering team, can help jurors make sense of highly technical evidence.
Record Trial Court Verdict - Products Case $52,000,000
Truck Burn Injury $51,100,000
Record Trial Verdict - Rear-end Collision $43,200,000
Jury Verdict Brain Damage Case $35,000,000
Heavy Truck Fire Case $29,500,000
Bad Faith Insurance - Head On Auto Collision $17.8 Million
Record Jury Verdict - Seat Belt Failure $17,500,000
Auto Accident $9,500,000
Auto Defect $9,000,000
Wrongful Death $8,400,000
At The Gilbert Law Group®, in the course of investigating and litigating your case, we often uncover design flaws and fixes that will save lives when corrected.
In one of our recent cases, we were able to demonstrate how a dangerous fuel tank design led a truck accident to turn into a raging inferno. We also helped design a guard for the fuel tank and, with the help of sophisticated computer modeling, demonstrated how it would have protected the rupture and gas leak that occurred. We are not aware of any other law firm in the United States that can do this type of design work. It is our contribution to the safety of American consumers driving next to these big rigs on the highway.
Based in Denver, our nationally recognized auto product liability attorneys and support team can represent injury victims nationwide. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a truck accident, please call us today. We can discuss your accident and provide you with a thorough assessment of your rights and options.