In the United States alone, an estimated half a million trucking accidents happen every year. Out of these, 5,000 accidents result in deaths. An eighth of all traffic fatalities involve truck collisions. Most of these deaths involve other road users while the drivers of these trucks usually escape with minor injuries. From the large sizes of the trucks, most of the accidents only put the lives of other road users at risk.
Most truck accidents occur as a result of things which could be avoided by the truck drivers. Most of the truck drivers work long hours on the road and some operate the trucks while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Other reasons which make them work under so much pressure which leads to fatigue. Truck driver fatigue leads to lack of attention on the road and thus, truck accidents. Most people have been victims of such accidents and ended up with minor and major deformities and some have even died without any compensation for the pain, injury and losses suffered. In most of the cases, victims of truck accidents are not aware of the right channel to seek compensation, while others are aware but due to the incapacitation that is inflicted upon them, they are unable to move forward with the search for compensation. However, a Colorado truck accident lawyer is the ideal person to ensure that you get compensation for the pain, injury and loss suffered as a result of a truck accident.
When you approach a truck accident lawyer, he or she will be able to get your side of the story into the circumstances that led to the truck accident. This will be useful in helping the lawyer to be able to establish if indeed you are the one at fault or if the truck driver was, so that he or she can be able to file a lawsuit. In case it is established that the truck driver was at fault, then the lawyer will be able to move ahead and file a lawsuit against the truck driver or the truck company so that you can be compensated. The compensation shall however, depend on the submissions and the evidence that are presented to the judge from both the side of the defendant and the claimant. These are what the verdict of the judge shall be based upon.
A truck accident lawyer will act in your defense by giving you advice in making submissions and also help you in arguing out your case in a court of law. He or she will also be able to negotiate the settlements of the case such that you are able to get the correct compensation in case you win the case. If you win the case, the court will instruct the truck driver or company to compensate you for the injury and pain suffered, lost income, amount of money used in treatments, any costs incurred during the proceedings of the case and any other expenses as may be determined by the court.
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*The result for each was dependent on the facts of that case and the results will differ if based on different facts, this does not constitute a guaranty, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your case.