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Denver Truck Accident Attorney

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, contact The Fang Law Firm as soon as possible. Our Denver truck accident lawyers have dedicated our practice to holding responsible parties accountable and recovering full and fair compensation for injured people.

In a collision between a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer weighing up to 80,000 lbs., passenger vehicle occupants are likely to suffer serious or fatal injuries. As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 4,317 fatal large truck crashes in a recent year.

Why Choose Us for Your Attorneys?

  • Our trial lawyers have been litigating cases with a successful track record for more than a decade.
  • Our success rate is 98%.
  • We maintain a direct line of communication with our clients. We are available for questions or concerns any time of the day.
  • Our Denver truck accident attorneys operate on a contingency-fee basis.
  • This means you pay us no legal fees until we settle or win your case.

Why You Need a Lawyer

Occupants of passenger vehicles often suffer serious or fatal injuries in a collision with a large commercial truck. Truck accidents are high-value claims and complex cases involving multiple potentially responsible parties and federal regulations. Trucking companies and their insurers have teams of lawyers standing by, ready to fight your claim so they can deny liability or reduce the amount they pay out.

Our experienced truck accident attorneys in Denver can thoroughly investigate the accident to identify all responsible parties. We may work with accident reconstruction and other experts to show how the crash occurred and who is liable. We can obtain and preserve evidence, assess the full extent of your losses, and fight for the compensation you deserve, in or out of court.

Truck Accident Statistics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is the agency responsible for regulating the trucking industry. FMCSA reports that in 2016:

  • 4,564 lives were lost in large truck or bus collisions on America’s roadways.
  • Fatalities increased by 5% over the previous year.
  • Large trucks and buses accounted for 12% of all traffic fatalities.

NHTSA states that, of the traffic deaths caused by large truck crashes in 2016:

  • 17% were large truck occupants (truck drivers)
  • 72% were occupants of other vehicles
  • 11% were non-occupants (pedestrians and bicyclists)

In 2015, 116,000 people were hurt in large truck accidents in the U.S.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Although other drivers sometimes cause truck accidents, a large percentage of these serious crashes are the fault of the truck driver or trucking company. NHTSA reports that driver distraction was a factor in six percent of fatal large truck crashes from 2014 to 2016, 16% of which was related to cell phone use. Other major factors associated with commercial trucks and their drivers found in a large study conducted by FMCSA and NHTSA include:

  • Brake problems
  • Traffic congestion
  • Prescription drug use
  • Traveling too fast for conditions
  • Unfamiliarity with roadway
  • Roadway problems
  • Truck required to stop before a crash (for example, at traffic lights and crosswalks)
  • Over-the-counter drug use
  • Inadequate surveillance
  • Driver fatigue

Contact The Fang Law Firm

Our Denver accident attorneys at The Fang Law Firm are tough advocates for people injured through the negligence of others. Call our office today to schedule a consultation with our Denver truck accident lawyers if you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a serious truck accident.