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Thornton Truck Accident Lawyer

Contact The Fang Law Firm today to set up a free consultation with one of our truck accident lawyers in Thornton. We are passionate about holding truck companies accountable for preventable collisions; we can help you and your family fight for justice and a fair recovery.

The damage a truck accident can inflict is immeasurable. Most truck accidents cause serious to life-threatening injuries. Despite having a responsibility to public safety, truck companies often do not cooperate with injured victims for fair settlements. You may need an attorney to assist you with the claims process for a positive outcome.  

Common Injuries From Truck Accidents

Catastrophic to fatal physical injuries frequently occur in commercial truck accidents. A big rig can weigh close to 20,000 pounds – about five times the weight of the average passenger car. This disparity means the truck can cause extreme damage to the smaller passenger vehicle and its occupants.

The Fang Law Firm’s Thornton personal injury attorneys represent clients with all types of serious truck accident injuries:

  • Skull fractures or head trauma 
  • Brain damage 
  • Back, spine and neck injuries 
  • Cuts, scrapes and lacerations 
  • Burn injuries 
  • Muscle strains and sprains 
  • Dislocations 
  • Internal injuries or bleeding 
  • Amputations 
  • Permanent disability
  • Scarring/disfigurement
  • Catastrophic injuries

We also represent families during wrongful death truck accident claims. If you lost someone you loved to a trucking accident in Thornton, our trucking accident lawyers can help you move forward financially and emotionally with a wrongful death lawsuit. 

Colorado Is a Tort-Based Insurance State

Colorado is a fault insurance state. Every driver in Colorado must purchase and maintain no less than $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident in bodily injury/death insurance, as well as $15,000 in property damage liability insurance. The state’s insurance requirements guarantee that all drivers can afford to pay for injuries and losses they inflict. 

After a motor vehicle accident, the auto insurance of the at-fault party will cover victims’ losses. This is how the traditional tort-based insurance system works. In a no-fault state, on the other hand, drivers carry personal injury protection insurance and seek benefits through their own insurance policies, regardless of fault. 

What Makes Truck Accident Law Unique?

A Thornton truck accident lawyer from The Fang Law Firm can help you navigate the unique rules and procedures connected to truck accident law in Colorado. These include: 

  • Federal laws and regulations. Everyone in the commercial trucking industry must obey federal laws in addition to statewide traffic rules. There are federal laws regulating hiring and training procedures, recordkeeping, truck maintenance, drug and alcohol tests, hours of service, load securement, and more. 
  • Vicarious liability. The defendant in your case could be the truck driver, trucking company, cargo company, owner of the truck, truck manufacturer or another party. Under the rule of vicarious liability, trucking companies are responsible for accidents caused by their on-duty employees.
  • Evidence available to prove liability. The evidence available to support a truck accident claim can include data from electronic recording devices or the truck’s black box, the truck driver’s employment records and driving history, the driver’s cell phone records, the truck’s inspection reports, and maintenance logs.

Your truck accident attorney in Thornton can explain these matters in more detail to help you understand how they may apply to your specific injury claim. 

Speak with a Thornton Truck Accident Attorney Today

If you have serious injuries or are dealing with the death of a loved one from a truck accident in Thornton or the surrounding areas, contact The Fang Law Firm to find out how our lawyers can help. We care about individuals and families in the Thornton community. 

Our truck accident lawyers will work hard to help you achieve the results you need to hold a wrongdoer accountable and move forward. Call (303) 993-4323 or contact us online today to arrange a free consultation.