Colorado Springs Rear-End Truck Accident Lawyer
We can investigate your injury claim and file a lawsuit for you
Rear-end truck accidents often result in serious injuries. When a commercial truck driver crashes into the back of another vehicle, the people in the car in front often sustain severe injuries that require extensive medical care, including surgery. Fatalities are common since the truck crashing into the car is often much larger and heavier.
If you’re dealing with this type of truck accident, it’s critical that you take strong legal action right away. Otherwise, you might not get the money you deserve for your accident-related expenses, which can quickly add up due to medical bills and lost income if you cannot work after your accident due to your injury.
Attorney Stephen A. Longo and his talented legal team at The Longo Firm, LLC, in Colorado Springs a can help you every step of the way. We know how to deal with rear-end accidents, from conducting an in-depth independent investigation to negotiating a fair settlement offer on your behalf. You can count on us when it matters most.
Why do rear-end truck accidents happen?
Rear-end truck accidents caused by commercial truck drivers often occur because the truck driver was negligent, reckless or doing something they should not have been doing behind the wheel. Some of the common causes include:
- Distracted driving, including texting while driving, even though texting is illegal nationwide for all commercial truck drivers under federal law.
- Excessive speeding, especially in cases involving highway accidents.
- Falling asleep at the wheel, especially in accidents involving nighttime highway accidents.
- Inexperienced truck drivers who don’t leave enough space between the truck and the vehicle in front.
- Poorly maintained trucks, especially if the truck’s brakes didn’t work properly and the truck crashed into a car in front.
Whatever the cause of your rear-end accident, make sure you have a lawyer investigating your crash and gathering evidence in support of your injury claim.
Who determines who was at fault?
After the police or federal investigators investigate your accident, the insurance companies often get involved. Your insurance company and the truck driver’s insurance company will often conduct an independent investigation to determine who caused your accident and who was at fault.
Insurance companies are very interested in who was at fault since the insurance company for the at-fault driver is often responsible for paying for all the accident-related expenses for injury victims. This is because many states, including Colorado, have a fault-based insurance system.
Fortunately, you can often be part of these discussions if you have an experienced attorney working for you. Your lawyer can investigate your accident and present evidence in support of your claim. Many insurance companies agree to cooperate once they see you have lawyer serious about your accident. If they don’t cooperate, your attorney can take legal action on your behalf against the insurance company acting in bad faith.
How much is my case worth?
There’s no set dollar amount when it comes rear-end accident claims. The bottom line is you should be paid for all your accident expenses, now and in the future. Such expenses can include:
- Vehicle repair or replacement costs.
- Emergency medical care, including surgery and hospital fees.
- Physical therapy, especially if you have long-term medical issues due to your injury, including chronic pain, a condition often associated with whiplash, a common neck injury associated with rear-end accidents.
- Follow-up doctor’s appointments to monitor your health condition.
- Follow-up surgery due to medical complications.
- Replacement income if you cannot work while recovering from your injury.
- Lost future income if you cannot return to work or a loved one died in a fatal truck accident.
- Pain and suffering in certain circumstances.
Don’t underestimate the seriousness or the complexity of your legal case. Make sure you take your accident seriously right from the start. Make sure you talk to an experienced lawyer right away who knows how to handle serious accidents.
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The clock is ticking after your accident. Often, you only have a limited amount of time to take legal action and demand the money you deserve for your accident expenses. Such deadlines are known as statute of limitations. In Colorado, for example, you only have three years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit or take other legal action.
Three years might seem like a long time, but truck drivers and trucking companies don’t have to keep certain evidence that long. Such evidence includes Hours of Service (HOS) logs and “black box” data from the truck, which records how fast the truck was going, when the truck driver last stopped and other important information.
We can demand access to that information and other important documents related to your crash, including your official accident report, trucking company maintenance records and more. Get the law firm that’s serious about winning your case. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation right now. We can investigate your rear-end truck accident and demand the money you deserve.