123 North College Avenue, Suite 160, Fort Collins, CO 80524
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Hoggatt Law Office, P.C.

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Unsafe Truck Driving Accident Lawyers in Ft. Collins

Longmont Big Rig Accident Attorneys

Larimer County Attorneys for Victims of Truck Crashes Caused by Tired or Aggressive Drivers

When a large commercial truck is involved in an accident, it is usually the drivers and passengers in other vehicles who suffer the worst injuries. The truck driver may walk away virtually uninjured, but the occupants of the other vehicles are not always so fortunate. At Hoggatt Law Office, P.C., our skilled truck accident lawyers aggressively protect the interests of victims who have been injured in large truck crashes. We believe that drivers and transportation companies that fail to operate their trucks safely must be held accountable for their negligence.

Tired Drivers Cause Truck Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates that driver fatigue is a factor in a significant number of truck accidents each year. There are many ways in which fatigue can affect a driver, and all of them are extremely dangerous. A fatigued driver may fall asleep while driving, of course, but fatigue can also cause the driver’s decision-making and reaction time to slow dramatically. A tired driver is a danger to everyone on the road because he or she may not be able to react in time to prevent an otherwise avoidable accident.

Federal regulations include rules that govern a truck driver’s hours of service, mandatory rest periods, and other safety-related considerations. However, it is the responsibility of the driver and the trucking company to ensure that rules are being followed at all times. Tight deadlines, tighter budgets, and on-time bonuses can create the temptation for drivers to push themselves beyond the limits of safety. In some cases, fatigue and drowsiness can hit even when the driver has followed all of the applicable regulations.

Unsafe Driving Accident Lawyers in Greeley

While fatigue is a major factor for many unsafe driving behaviors, drivers who are fully awake can be unsafe as well. For example, it is not uncommon to see trucks speeding down the highway well above the legal speed limit or changing lanes as if they were driving a sports car. A truck driver can also be distracted by cell phones and other electronic devices. Finally, alcohol, illegal drugs, and even prescription medication can affect a truck driver’s ability to operate their vehicle safely.

At Hoggatt Law Office, P.C., we are equipped to conduct a full investigation into your accident and the circumstances leading up to it. We will review driver logs, training records, maintenance documents, and any other information that might be useful in building your case.

As a small firm, we become personally invested in every case we take on, which means that you will always remain an integral part of the process. We will communicate with you openly about your options and keep you up to date on the status of your case. Our client-focused approach has helped us recover millions of dollars in settlements for truck accident victims in Larimer County and throughout Northern Colorado. We are ready to put our knowledge and skills to work for you.

Call 970-225-2190 or 1-800-664-3151 Today

If you would like to learn more about our firm and how we can help you hold an unsafe truck driver accountable for causing your accident, contact our office. Call 970-225-2190 or 1-800-664-3151 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced member of our team today. We serve clients in Ft. Collins, Greeley, Longmont, Loveland, Larimer County, Weld County, Boulder County, and the surrounding areas.

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Hoggatt Law Office, P.C.

970-225-2190 | 1-800-664-3151

123 North College Avenue, Suite 160,
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Greeley
3835 W. 10th Street, Suite 200F
Greeley, Colorado 80634 |
970-460-2220
Longmont
353 Main Street, Suite A
Longmont, Colorado 80501 |
720-575-0509
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