Grand Junction Truck Accident Attorneys
Injured in a Truck Crash? It’s Never Too Early to Protect Your Rights
When driving on scenic Colorado highways or through a street in Grand Junction, it can be nerve-racking to share the road with a big rig. These commercial vehicles pose a serious threat to everyone around them. Yes; they can be safe enough when operated in a lawful manner, but the margin for error is slim. One wrong move by a trucker can mean catastrophe for you.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a truck, you need a Colorado personal injury attorney who has experience with these complicated cases. You and your family deserve to be properly compensated for your injuries so you can concentrate on what’s truly important: making a full recovery.
Andrew J. Peters and Andrew J. Nolan, the founding attorneys of Peters & Nolan, LLC, are ready to help. Call (970) 243-4357 for a free consultation to find out how.
More Highways Mean More Risk
Grand Junction may have gotten its name as the meeting point of the Colorado and Gunnison Rivers, but it has also served as a connecting point for commerce and travelers since its inception. Forming something of a midpoint between Denver, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas, I-70 goes straight through town, along with busy state highways like 50, 340, and 6. That means we see more than our fair share of commercial vehicles; many of them making stops to drop off and pick up goods, others speeding through on their way to another destination.
Truck Accidents Have Many Causes
It’s easy to think that because truckers drive for a living that they are safer and less prone to accidents. But driving a large vehicle is more difficult than operating a passenger car. It requires a great deal of training and drivers must stay constantly alert. This is difficult when you consider the long hours and distances long-haul truckers have to cover on a daily basis.
That’s why driver fatigue and inattentiveness are among the leading causes of truck accidents. Add to that driver distraction caused by smartphones, and you have a recipe for disaster. Other causes of truck accidents include poor training, defective parts or inadequate repairs, reckless driving, and excessive speeding. Moreover, because 18-wheelers are more difficult to operate, many accidents occur due to driver blind spots or the wide turning radius.
No matter what the cause, if you have been the victim of an accident that was partially or fully caused by the truck, you deserve to be fully compensated for your injuries.
Truck Accidents Are Extremely Complicated to Litigate
While it may be obvious who was at fault in a truck crash, it’s much more difficult to find redress than for a crash involving passenger vehicles. There are multiple insurance companies and unions that have a vested interest in limiting their own liability. And trucking company insurers have a reputation for aggressive tactics, even to the point of sending a rep out to the scene of the collision before the cops get there! Question must be asked, such as: is it the fault of the driver who fell asleep at the wheel, or the company that set overly ambitious deadlines for delivery?
That’s why you need a tenacious legal team with experience taking on big corporations, who won’t rest until you get the money you deserve. Our firm has an outstanding track record of getting justice for injury victims.
Call Peters & Nolan, LLC, at (970) 243-4357 to schedule a free consultation with a top Grand Junction auto accident lawyer.
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- Large Truck Fatality Facts - IIHS
Peters & Nolan, LLC is your ideal source for high quality legal representation throughout the state of Colorado. Known for being personable and responsive, attorneys Andrew J. Peters and Andrew Nolan are aggressive trial lawyers with an excellent record of trying and settling cases in criminal defense, DUI/DWAI and personal injury.