Although an accident involving a large truck can occur in a split-second, the effects from a collision can last a lifetime. Too often, an accident with a l
Of course, the first thing you need to do immediately following an accident with a large truck is to get medical attention for you and your passengers. Once you’ve done this though, you need to try and determine if the truck driver was at-fault for the accident.
Large, commercial trucks operate under much different rules than regular drivers
Due to their large size and weight, truck drivers must observe certain time limits and other rules designed to protect other drivers on the road. Often times though, these rules are not followed, which certainly provides grounds for seeking damages.
Drive-time limits are often the most violated rule – perhaps the driver is under a lot of pressure to get a load to its destination by a certain time. Or perhaps they’re trying to stretch their drive time so they can get home.
Regardless though, driver fatigue is as dangerous as driving under the influence…this danger is magnified by 10 when it involves a large tractor-trailer rig.
An attorney familiar with federal and state laws governing large trucks is needed to ensure you receive the compensation and damages you’re entitled to
Regardless of where your accident occurred in Colorado, truck accident attorney R. Mack Babcock and associates provide compassionate, steadfast representation to drivers and passengers injured or killed in a big-rig collision. Unlike an accident with a personal vehicle where you’re up against the other driver and their insurance company, truck accidents involve the driver, their insurer AND the trucking company.
It’s imperative you begin the process of filing a truck accident claim as soon as possible. Vital records like driver logs can get lost or destroyed, witnesses can get scattered and hard to find and the details of what actually happened will certainly get mixed up too the longer you wait.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a large truck, don’t delay!
Contact Colorado truck accident attorney R. Mack Babcock and associates at the Babcock Law Firm today for a free consultation.
Not only does Babcock have years of experience helping truck accident victims obtain compensation, he used to represent the very same people (i.e. insurance companies) you’re seeking compensation from. This uniquely positions him to present the most effective case possible – and in the process, obtain compensation and justice for your injuries or loved one’s tragic death.