Denver Trucking Accident Attorney

trucking_accidentIf you have been injured or if a family member was killed in a Colorado  trucking accident, you want a personal injury attorney who knows how to get the compensation that you need and deserve. We know how important it is for trucking accident victims and their families to work closely with trucking injury attorneys who take an interest in their well-being, listen to their concerns, and fight for their best interests.

Although all motor vehicle accidents can cause serious injuries, those involving large, multi-axle trucks are particularly deadly. A truck accident lawyer from Geoffrey S. Gulinson & Associates is all too familiar with the dangers associated with trucking and has represented a number of individuals who have been injured in truck accidents.

The statistics are not pretty. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2001, 429,000 large trucks (defined as trucks weighing in excess of 10,000 pounds) were involved in traffic crashes, resulting in more than 5,000 deaths and 131,000 injuries. In fact, 12 percent of all traffic fatalities reported in 2001 was caused by collisions involving a large truck.

There are many causes of truck accidents: defective equipment; reckless driving; driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol; poorly packed loads; and unsafe road conditions. Another notorious cause of truck accidents is drowsy drivers. Drivers of over-the-road trucks are often pressured by their companies to drive up to 100 hours a week, often in violation of state and federal trucking regulations, resulting in drowsy and dangerous drivers and sometimes horrific accidents.

The injuries that can result from truck accidents are depressingly familiar: brain and spinal cord injuries; sprains; fractures; abrasions; internal and soft tissue injuries; burn injuries; and just about every other injury associated with the operation of other motorized vehicles.

Although truck cases can be very complicated, an experienced lawyer knows the secrets that can mean the difference between victory and defeat. For example, many trucking companies outfit their trucks with global positioning satellite (GPS) receivers that allow them to track their drivers’ speed and location in great detail. An experienced truck lawyer knows how to obtain this data, interpret it, and use it with maximum effect against defendants in truck cases when they attempt to argue that their drivers were not exceeding the speed limit at the time of the incident.

If you or someone you love has been in a car accident in Denver, it is important to contact an experienced Denver trucking accident attorney to help you. You do not have to face your injury and the insurance companies alone.

Contact Geoffrey S. Gulinson & Associates, P.C. now at (303)753-0037 for a free case evaluation.