Truck Accidents Keeping Responsible Parties Accountable For Their Negligence

Truck Accident Attorney in Denver, CO

Reliable Counsel for Negligent-Based Truck Accident Victims

At the Law Office of Joseph A. Lazzara, P.C., we pride ourselves on helping those involved in negligence-related trucking accidents pursue compensation. With over 25 years of legal experience, Attorney Lazzara has the knowledge, skills, and legal expertise to help you mount a solid case and fight to achieve the best possible case results.

If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a trucking accident in Denver or the surrounding areas, you can trust our firm with handling your case. We understand how complex and draining trying to navigate a claim alone can be, and we strive to make the process as straightforward as possible. Our clients receive personalized attention and solutions that aim to address your needs and case objectives.

To schedule a complimentary case evaluation and learn more about how we can help you with your truck accident claim, call (720) 809-8262 today. 

Types of Truck Accidents

As with all motor vehicle accidents, truck accidents can happen in many different ways. Here are some of the most common types of truck accidents: 

  • Blind spot accidents. Semi-trucks have a larger blind spot than other vehicles, and vehicles should avoid driving beside or behind large commercial vehicles when possible because of their large blind spots. While in a truck driver’s blind spots, you are at great risk of being hit, crushed, pushed off the road, or trapped on the underside of the truck.
  • DUI-related accidents. Commercial truck drivers are held to even stricter standards concerning driving while under the influence, and they are supposed to submit to regular drug and alcohol testing. However, even with the requirements for testing, some drivers still drive their large 18-wheelers while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, which can lead to accidents.
  • Head-on collisions. This type of crash occurs when a truck and another vehicle collide front bumper to front bumper. These crashes are often fatal as other vehicles are much smaller than the semi-trucks they collide with and are crushed.
  • Rear-end accidents. If a truck hits the rear bumper of a car (or vice versa), that is a rear-end collision. Even at low speeds, a car rear-ended by a truck can suffer severe damage and even be jolted forward into traffic or other vehicles.
  • Rollover accidents. These accidents occur when a truck loses control and ends up flipping or rolling over; a rollover can be caused by excessive speeding, going into curves too quickly, steep inclines or declines, overcorrecting, and collisions with other vehicles or objects on the road. Other vehicles can be crushed or hit while the truck is rolling.
  • Spilled cargo accidents. Trucks are, in most cases, hauling a load, and if the cargo is not secured or loaded properly, it can fall out of the truck while it’s on the road. These accidents can also occur if a truck is overloaded.
  • T-Bone accidents. These accidents often occur at intersections and involve one vehicle hitting another vehicle’s side, forming a T-shape.
  • Truck tire blowout accidents. If a truck’s tire(s) blow out, they can lose control of their vehicle and the truck can swerve into other vehicles or the path in which those other vehicles are traveling, which can lead to a side swipe or crushing-related accident.
  • Underride accidents. Motorcycles and small vehicles are most commonly involved in this type of trucking accident; an underride accident involves a vehicle getting trapped underneath a truck’s trailer after a collision and being dragged for a period. These accidents can occur if a truck breaks suddenly and a vehicle is behind the truck or during reckless lane changes.
  • Wide turn accidents. You may have noticed that many trucks have caution signs concerning their wide turns. This is because they swing widely to the left when making right turns and have to be mindful of vehicles that may get hit or trapped while they are turning.

Further Reading: Common Causes of Truck Accidents 

Common Truck Accident Injuries

As trucks are heavier because of the size of the vehicle and the loads they carry, the injuries sustained by those involved in truck accidents can be serious. The products the truck was carrying, the point of impact, and other factors can also contribute to the severity of a person’s injuries. Common injuries people sustain in truck accidents include:

  • Amputations
  • Bone breaks and fractures
  • Burn injuries
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Ear and eye injuries
  • Head and brain injuries, including traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Lacerations and gashes
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Spinal cord damage/trauma
  • Wrongful death

Trusted & Skilled Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney in Denver

Backed by over 25 years of legal experience, the attorney at the Law Office of Joseph A. Lazzara, P.C. is here and prepared to help you navigate your truck accident case. We understand how damaging a truck accident can be to your physical, emotional, and financial health and are committed to helping you hold the negligent parties liable for your damages.

If you retain our services, our attorney can answer your case-related questions, advise you concerning case decisions, establish accident causation and liability, calculate your damages, and discuss your options with you. You don’t have to navigate this alone—let us assist you.

Discuss your case with our truck accident attorney today. Call (720) 809-8262 or reach out online to schedule your consultation

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