Information on Commercial Trucks
A commercial truck is a truck used for transporting or moving products for business or commercial purposes. Delivery trucks, tractor-trailers, and eighteen-wheelers are examples of commercial trucks.
An estimated 4,862 people were killed in car-Truck Accidents in the United States in 2004, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Although this is a decrease over the past few years, in the Denver metropolitan area and throughout Colorado trucking accidents are still alarmingly common. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in 2004, the last year for which data is available, there were 69 fatalities involving large trucks in Colorado and nearly 2000 non-fatal crashes. Although traffic laws are implemented and enforced to limit the number of these devastating accidents, it is up to the driver of the commercial vehicle to exercise reasonable care when navigating roadways among smaller vehicles.
A large commercial truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and can be as long as 75 feet. This is in comparison with smaller private passenger cars and vehicles, which can range from a bicycle to a 2500-pound car or a 4000-pound SUV. It is no wonder that collisions with these trucks cause serious and often times catastrophic injuries. The experienced team of Truck Accident lawyers at Bachus & Schanker, LLC in Denver, Colorado has substantial experience representing victims of commercial trucking accidents. Our team of lawyers has the knowledge, innovation, know-how, and financial resources required to effectively handle and aggressively litigate these complex commercial Truck Accident cases. We have recovered millions of dollars for Truck Accident victims. The insurance companies know this. We have assembled a group of outstanding professionals, including attorneys, investigators, accident reconstructionists, case managers, and litigation paralegals, who are highly experienced in the investigation, development, and prosecution of Truck Accident cases and the Colorado traffic laws that apply to these unique accidents.
From the moments after a collision with a large truck through the settlement or trial of your case, the innovative, experienced team of professionals at Bachus & Schanker, LLC will take you step by step through the process involved with compensating you for your injuries.
Many times the insurance companies for these large semi-truck companies will try to settle quickly with the injured person. We will make sure that a complete investigation of both the accident and your injuries is complete and that what you are being offered is fair and reasonable.
Commercial truck drivers are held to a higher standard than the average automobile driver. They go through special training and they have special local, state and federal regulations they must follow. The Truck Accident attorneys at Bachus & Schanker, LLC in Colorado understand the traffic laws that apply to commercial vehicles and the requirements truck drivers must follow. We believe it is our responsibility to help protect you and your family from trucking accidents caused by the negligence of truck drivers and commercial trucking companies that refuse to follow these standards.
We are extremely proud of the results that we have obtained and we look forward to sharing those results with you. Whether you have an inexperienced lawyer or a well-established firm, the contingent fee percentages are usually the same. Get the most for your money by hiring the powerful firm of Bachus & Schanker, LLC to help protect your rights.
Contact a Denver, Colorado Trucking Accident Attorney
The attorneys at Bachus & Schanker, LLC in Denver, Colorado are here to help victims of trucking accidents. If you or a member of your family has been injured in a collision with a commercial truck, contact our Truck Accident attorneys for an evaluation of your case. Our legal team stands ready to put our knowledge to work for you.