Recovering From The Devastation Of A Truck Accident

Weighing around 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, semitrucks pose an incredible risk to other motorists. A driver error that would have been a fender bender between two passenger cars can turn into a devastating collision when a semi is involved.

In the aftermath of a truck accident, it's important to have someone take the necessary steps to hold the trucking company accountable. Trucks often have black boxes, and even dash cameras often provide a lot of information about accidents. It is critical to collect and preserve this evidence before it disappears.

Helping You Move Forward

During every step in the process, I can help you move forward. I leave no stone unturned. I used to work for the insurance companies that often insure these trucking companies, as an attorney, and I understand how they operate. Now I work for you, and I use that inside information to help fight for your rights. When you work with the Law Office of Anna L. Burr in Aurora, Colorado, you get a truck accident lawyer who is dedicated, experienced and compassionate.

Important Questions To Ask

Trucking companies must follow state and federal motor carrier safety regulations, along with standard traffic laws. These include things like required rest breaks, weight limits and prohibitions on cellphone use. When companies or drivers break these rules, they may be liable even when other traffic laws were not broken. To get to the bottom of it, here are a few important questions to ask:

  • Did the driver work too many hours in a row? Was the truck driver on the road when he or she should have been taking a required rest break?
  • Did the truck driver try to avoid the accident? Did he or she attempt to slow down?
  • Was the truck properly maintained?
  • Was the truck over the weight limit? Did this make it harder to maneuver or stop?
  • Did the truck driver have a record of unsafe driving practices?
  • Did the truck driver use stimulants or drugs to stay awake?

All of these issues can play a role in resolving liability disputes.

Get Advice From An Experienced Lawyer About A Truck Crash

If you would like to learn more about your options, initial consultations are always free. I never collect unless I win. Feel free to get in touch with me online or simply call 750-500-5758. I represent truck accident victims throughout the Denver metropolitan area.