What To Do After A Truck Accident
An accident or collision with a semi truck can leave you severely injured and questioning why the accident happened. Our attorneys at the office of The Frankl Law Firm, P.C. can help you construct a case in order to seek compensation for your losses and hold the negligent party responsible.
Injuries from trucking collisions are often serious. We know how to help you with vocational rehabilitation, medical expenses and dealing with loss of income. Brain injury is a common result requiring special assistance.
In some cases, commercial trucking companies are in desperate need of employees. Due to this need, they are often hiring less qualified people to drive their trucks. We can employ our investigative skills to determine if the trucking company exercised negligence in hiring an unqualified driver, which led to breaking rules and the accident.
There are many other factors we examine when attempting to determine the cause (and ultimately fault) in your truck accident matter, including (but not limited to):
- Overloading of cargo
- Unbalanced cargo
- Driver fatigue
- Failure to properly maintain truck
- Inadequate driver training
- Unreasonable deadlines and pressures
- Driver negligence (speeding, reckless driving)
Tenaciously tracking down trucking records
To effectively address your personal injury situation, you need the assistance of lawyers who know how to track down issues relating to insurance. Our attorneys also know how to go about obtaining records on the truck, truck driver, and from the trucking company. We then can hire experts to examining any maintenance or other records that we uncover to determine if they contain any details that reveal a possible cause of the truck accident.
Contact a Colorado truck accident lawyer at The Frankl Law Firm, P.C. today to schedule your free initial consultation. A member of our firm can personally meet with you to discuss the possibility of gaining compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, or lost future earnings.
Injured truckers may be denied the level of benefits afforded under Colorado Workers’ Compensation Law. Cardinal logistics and probably others may have entered into arrangements with truckers to provide insurance that does not give the same level of benefits as is provided under Colorado’s workers’ compensation. Some of the inferior policies given to unsuspecting truckers include fewer benefits for medical and lost income. THIS IS ILLEGAL!!
Insurance policies for statutory workers such as truckers and their assistants must have benefits equal to or greater than the amount of benefits available under Colorado’s workers compensation laws. This is to ensure timely medical care and timely payment of lost income. If you are a trucker or any kind of assistant or helper to a trucker and you have been injured on the job but are not receiving workers’ compensation benefits, you should contact a lawyer. For further information contact Keith Frankl at 303-847-0166 or [email protected].