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Boulder, CO Truck Accident Attorneys

Boulder, Colorado commercial truck crash attorney for driver fatigue and tire blowouts

Lawyer for Semi-Trailer Truck Crashes and Trucking Company Negligence in Boulder County

While Boulder County and the city of Boulder feature a wide variety of beautiful and peaceful surroundings, the area is also home to many busy roads and highways where drivers, motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists must travel alongside large commercial trucks. Whether these trucks are traveling on major highways, city streets, or winding mountain roads, they can present a serious danger to others, and truck accidents or collisions are likely to lead to serious injuries. In these situations, victims will want to work with an attorney to determine how they can receive financial compensation for their injuries.

At Hoggatt Law Office, P.C., our lawyers understand the complex issues that often need to be addressed in truck accident cases. We know the tactics that trucking companies and insurance companies may use to avoid liability, and we are prepared to stand up to these tactics and protect your rights. We will work closely with you to understand your needs and the ways an injury has affected your life, and we are dedicated to fighting on your behalf to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Establishing Liability for Semi-Truck Accidents

Truck crashes often occur because of the negligence of truck drivers, and their employers may be held liable for injuries that occur as a result of this negligence. In some cases, other parties may also be liable, such as the manufacturer of defective truck equipment, a company that did not correctly perform maintenance on a truck, or a government organization that did not address or correct hazards on a dangerous road. Our attorneys can provide legal help with multiple different types of truck accidents, including those involving:

  • Driver fatigue and other forms of unsafe driving - Truck drivers spend long hours on the road, and this may cause them to become drowsy, affecting their ability to operate their vehicles safely. In some cases, trucking companies may encourage their drivers to violate hours of service regulations to ensure that cargo is delivered more quickly. Truck drivers may also commit other forms of driver negligence, such as speeding, following other vehicles too closely, making illegal turns, using cell phones or other electronic devices while behind the wheel, or driving while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs.
  • Unsecured or falling cargo - If cargo is not properly tied down or secured on a truck's trailer, it can shift during travel, affecting the balance of the load and making it more difficult for the driver to control the truck. In some cases, cargo may fall from a truck, leading to serious injuries when it lands on other vehicles or causes accidents by creating obstacles in the road.
  • Improperly maintained truck equipment - Tractor-trailer trucks contain many different complicated systems, and if these are not kept in proper working order, they could lead to dangerous collisions. Failure of equipment such as brakes, steering, suspension, engines, lights, trailer couplings, or fuel and exhaust systems could cause a driver to lose control of a truck or make it more likely that other vehicles will collide with the truck or trailer.
  • Tire blowouts - A truck's tires should be regularly inspected, and worn tires should be replaced to ensure they do not blow out during travel. Blowouts can also occur if tires are overinflated or underinflated because a truck's cargo exceeds its weight limits, or because of debris or potholes on a road. A blown tire will affect a driver's ability to operate their truck safely, and in some cases, a blowout could lead to a rollover accident.
  • Runaway trucks - The failure of a truck's brakes or the loss of control of a truck may cause the driver to be unable to stop. This is a major concern on the steep mountain roads in Northern Colorado, where other vehicles may not be able to get out of the way, leading to dangerous collisions and serious injuries.

Contact Our Boulder, CO Truck Accident Lawyers

A truck crash can cause serious harm to people in other vehicles. A victim may need extensive medical treatment, they may suffer a disability that affects their ability to work, or they may even be killed. Victims and their families may also experience a great deal of physical and emotional pain and suffering. The attorneys of Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. can work with victims to ensure that they are fully compensated for these damages. To schedule a free consultation with our lawyers, contact our office today at 303-997-2018.

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Hoggatt Law Office, P.C.

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Fort Collins, CO 80524

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