Colorado Truck Accident Lawyer
Following a truck accident in Colorado, you may be entitled to a substantial monetary settlement or award. The experienced Colorado personal injury lawyers at Stephens Law Firm, PLLC can help you fight to get every last dollar from negligent truckers, trucking companies, and other at-fault parties.
We’ve handled these complex matters for more than 22 years and, as a result, know just how traumatic a truck accident can be for you and your family. That’s why, when you call us for help, we’ll leverage our unparalleled experience, vast resources, and preparedness to secure the compensation you deserve.
Let our team help make a difference in your life. Give us a call to arrange a free initial case assessment and learn more today. Our Colorado big rig accident lawyers are always available to take your call – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Why Should I Hire Stephens Law Firm, PLLC For Help After My Colorado Truck Accident?
Decades of Experience Fighting For You
A truck accident can have far-reaching consequences for years to come. The costs can easily exceed hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of your life – if not more. That doesn’t even take into account the intangible costs related to the trauma you’ve endured or your pain and suffering. There’s simply too much at stake to trust anyone other than a personal injury lawyer with decades of experience navigating the complexities of these often-challenging cases.
At Stephens Law Firm, PLLC, Jason Stephens has been advocating on behalf of injury truck accident victims for more than 22 years. As a result, he knows how to investigate these cases and which evidence is most critical to a demand for compensation. He knows which experts can be helpful in leveraging a substantial settlement or jury award. He knows the law and procedures that affect these cases like the back of his hand. That’s all experience, insight, and knowledge that can be a huge asset to you as you pursue compensation of your own.
Compassionate, Aggressive Lawyers Fighting For You
Stephens Law Firm, PLLC is different from other law firms. That’s because empathy, compassion, and understanding are the fundamental principles of our practice. Jason Stephens embraces the fact that he represents real people who are scared and in pain. So, after your semi-truck accident, he knows that you need more than an attorney who only cares about money. You need an attorney who will take the time to understand what you’re going through and how your truck accident has affected your life.
When we understand what you’re going through, that gives us an edge that no other lawyer can provide. It lights a fire inside and creates a passion that’s unparalleled. That’s what drives us as we fight to recover compensation on your behalf. We believe that this approach is what has allowed us to recover MILLIONS of dollars for our injured clients.
We Get Results. End of Story.
Jason Stephens and the legal team at Stephens Law Firm, PLLC get results for injured truck accident victims and their families. We have for years. Notable settlements and verdicts include:
- $4,501,688 – Wrongful death settlement involving 18-wheeler.
- $3,345,853 – Wrongful death settlement involving 18-wheeler accident.
- $940,000 – Big rig trucking accident involving wrongful death.
When you’ve sustained an injury in a Colorado trucking accident, we’ll work day and night to get the results you deserve, too.
Unparalleled Adversaries in the Courtroom
While most truck accident injury cases settle before the trial phase, there’s always a chance that yours won’t. If your truck accident case does go to a jury, you can rest assured that you’ll be represented by highly skilled and accomplished trial attorneys. Jason Stephens has logged thousands of hours in the courtroom advocating on behalf of his injured clients. He knows how to weave a compelling story and get a jury on his client’s side.
That’s why Jason Stephens has, on several occasions, been recognized for securing some of the highest motor-vehicle jury awards in the nation. When you have Jason Stephens handling your case, you can be certain that at-fault parties will be very conscious of this fact. In turn, this can help to leverage more meaningful settlement offers during negotiations.
Drawing on Qualified Expert Help
Stephens Law Firm, PLLC has some of the most talented truck accident attorneys in and around Colorado. In the years we’ve spent handling truck accident cases, we’ve learned quite a bit about these types of accidents. However, we still know that there’s a huge benefit to bringing in truck accident experts as we build your case. That’s why we’re not afraid to tap into our vast resources and bring in some of the most reputable professionals around to help us really understand the technical aspects and details of your case. This might include:
- Accident reconstructionists
- Forensics professionals
- Roadway design experts
- Medical doctors, including diagnosticians, surgeons, and specialists
- Safety experts
- Vocational rehabilitation specialists
- Economics or appraisers, and more.
The more we can know about your case, the stronger your case for damages can be. We’ll draw on all the expert insight we can to help you secure a substantial award.
Serious Car Accidents, Truck Accidents a Problem in Colorado
Traffic accidents, particularly those involving large trucks, are quite problematic in Colorado. That might not be surprising, given the fact that there are several high-speed interstates – including I-25 and I-70 – crisscrossing the Centennial State. Tractor-trailers and other vehicles log millions of miles on these highways every year.
Sadly, not everyone makes it to their destination safely. Hundreds of people of dying on Colorado interstates and roads every year. Fatal traffic accidents don’t just happen with great frequency; they’re becoming more and more commonplace.
In the last decade, traffic accident fatalities in Colorado have surged. In 2011, there were 447 reported motor vehicle deaths in the state. In 2017, 648 people lost their lives in deadly traffic accidents here – an increase of 45 percent. While deaths have declined slightly in 2018 and 2019, an average of between one and two people are still dying on Colorado roads every single day. In the first few weeks of 2020, there have been at least 44 deaths. So, it appears that the deadly trend is continuing.
Not all passenger vehicle accidents in Colorado are fatal. However, crashes on Interstate 25 or Interstate 70 can still cause quite a bit of damage. Many leave victims struggling with catastrophic injuries that affect them for the rest of their lives. According to statistics published by the Colorado Highway Safety Improvement Program, there were 3,212 reported serious car accident injuries in the state in 2013. By 2016, state efforts to reduce serious traffic accidents had little impact. That year, 2,958 people were still seriously injured in crashes on state roads. The following year, serious injuries surpassed 3,000 once again when 3,036 people sustained catastrophic trauma in collisions in Colorado.
So, not only are between one and two people dying on Colorado roads every day, but another 8 or 9 are sustaining life-changing injuries, as well.
Representing All Injured Truck Accident Victims in Colorado
Large tractor-trailers can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. They’re notoriously challenging to navigate, even under the best circumstances. If one thing goes wrong, these large, heavy vehicles can jack-knife, flip, and crash. When those accidents involve motorcycles or small passenger cars, it’s the occupants of those vehicles who tend to suffer the very devastating consequences.
At Stephens Law Firm, PLLC, we know that may deserve to be compensated for your injuries after a collision with a large truck. That’s why we represent truck crash victims across Colorado, including those in Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Boulder, Fort Collins, Vail Valley, and Summit County.
If you’ve been injured in a crash through little-to-no fault of your own, our accomplished law firm will help you seek a monetary award for all of your injuries, including:
- Brain injury
- Broken bones
- Burn injury
- Cuts and lacerations
- Chest injury
- Crushing injury
- Eye injury
- Head injury
- Internal organ damage
- Neck and back injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Whiplash, and more.
Don’t let negligent truckers or their employers off the hook without compensating you for your life-changing injuries. Call Stephens Law Firm, PLLC and have our team hold them accountable and pursue a monetary award on your behalf. We’ll put our decades of combined experience to work for you.
Damages May Be Available After Your Colorado Trucking Accident
A truck accident can turn your world upside down. It can take the ones you love from you too soon. Whoever is responsible for your devastating injuries must be held fully accountable. At Stephens Law Firm, PLLC, our award-winning Colorado truck accident lawyers will work tirelessly to make sure that happen by seeking damages from negligent truck drivers, trucking companies, insurance companies, negligent third parties (e.g., other motorists on the road), product manufacturers, and even government agencies. If someone contributed to your crash, we’ll fight to make them pay.
We’ll determine the best strategy for recovering compensation and seek damages for things like:
- Medical bills, including hospitalization, surgery, and follow-up care
- Medical devices and equipment
- The cost of home modifications if you are permanently disabled after your accident
- The cost of replacing or repairing damaged property
- Lost wages while you recover
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Psychological trauma
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
If a family member has been killed in a trucking accident in Colorado, our compassionate team can fight to make sure that you and your family are financially secure, moving forward. We can pursue damages for medical bills, funeral costs, lost financial support, and more with a wrongful death lawsuit. Give us a call to discuss your case with our caring team members today.
Why Do Truck Accidents Happen in Colorado?
When you get into a truck accident in Colorado you can potentially seek a monetary award from anyone who contributed to your injuries. That’s why our team will roll up our sleeves and dig deep to figure out what caused your truck accident. When we figure out why an accident happened we can know who to hold accountable.
Commonly reported causes of truck accidents, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and other experts, include:
- Distracted driving
- Driving while fatigued
- Unfamiliarity with roadway
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failure to survey and monitor the road
- Speeding or traveling too fast for the given conditions
- Mechanical or brake problems
- Illegal turns or maneuvers
- Following too closely, and
- Overloaded or improperly loaded cargo.
Other contributing factors can include hazardous road conditions, inclement weather, and defective trucks or vehicle equipment.
Limited Time to File a Trucking Accident Lawsuit in Colorado
When truck drivers aren’t careful, they can put a lot of lives at risk. If they cause injuries or take a life, they must be held fully accountable. You can potentially recover compensation from a negligent truck driver, their employer, and/or other negligent parties by filing an injury claim or lawsuit. However, after an accident, you’ll only have a limited period of time to do so.
In Colorado, the statute of limitations for trucking accident lawsuits is two years from the date you get hurt. This is also true for wrongful death actions stemming from a fatal Colorado truck accident. The state will assume that you’ve waived your right to recover compensation if you do not file a claim on time. In other words, you’ll miss out on the money you deserve if you don’t assert your rights.
That’s why it’s critical to speak with a personal injury lawyer who has extensive experience and a demonstrated track record of success handling truck accident cases. Call Stephens Law Firm, PLLC to set up a time to discuss your case with our accomplished Colorado truck accident lawyers today.
Schedule a Free Consultation With our Colorado Truck Accident Attorneys
Few things can cause more damage and devastation than a collision with a large commercial truck. If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident in Colorado, it’s important to make sure that you fully understand your legal rights. You could be entitled to a substantial financial award. Hiring an attorney can help to ensure that you’re best positioned to get every last dollar you deserve.
Give the experienced Colorado truck accident lawyers at Stephens Law Firm, PLLC a call today to arrange a free consultation. We’ll gladly sit down with you to discuss your case, explain your options, and answer your most pressing questions.