Injured By a Semi-Truck?
I am proud to be a Colorado truck accident lawyer helping injured clients heal and rebuild their lives following truck accidents. Semi-trucks tend to weigh more than ten thousand pounds, and frequently weigh up to eighty-thousand pounds. Even at relatively low speeds, eighty-thousand pounds of a truck will do enormous damage upon impact. When a truck of that size is involved in a crash, the odds of serious and lasting injury or death are much higher than they are for most car accidents.
Why hire Colorado truck accident lawyer Vern Ready?
We want the same thing
I am passionate about my clients, their injuries, and building a successful law firm. Winning for you helps me, and choosing an ambitious and energetic trial lawyer, who is also communicative and compassionate, will serve your interests from day one through the end of your truck accident injury case.
To get the full benefit of energetic and motivated representation, you need good communication with your lawyer. Of course, you will want to know what is going on with your case, what is next, and why we are pursuing certain strategies and evidence. My clients get answers to those questions, and they get them directly from me. I do not use case managers or paralegals to run my cases, and I guarantee a response to each call from a client within twenty-four hours. In addition to helping clients understand their cases and our next steps, good attorney-client communication has other benefits. Everyone who has been injured in a truck accident wants a truck accident lawyer who is willing to put in the time and effort needed to learn about them as a person, to fully understand their injuries, and to tell anyone who will listen about how this case and these injuries are different and unique.
In my view, getting to know my clients and how their injuries have impacted their lives is one of the best parts of my job. No two cases are the same. Some lawyers think they have seen just this type of injury, or just this type of case, so many times that they know all there is to know. Hiring a lawyer who feels that way about your case is, in some ways, like hiring an insurance adjuster to represent you. They both view your case the same way. This is a good way to settle for less right from the start.
Would you rather work with someone who recognizes the benefit of experience with cases like yours, while always keeping in mind the importance of how your injuries and your life are different from every other truck accident case?
I believe learning about each client as a person is a better way to ensure that the decision-makers in each case see the full impact and value of the damages and losses. That is a central factor in every case I accept. My clients are not just files. Part of my job is to show that reality to insurance adjusters, defendants, judges, and jurors.
Pay nothing to get started
You pay nothing out of pocket to get started. I am paid a percentage of the money I recover in your case. If we do not recover any money, I do not get paid. That means you get access to justice without having to come up with a way to pay your lawyer upfront. If I accept your case and put the work into it you can know that I believe in your cause.
Causes of Colorado truck accident injuries
Trucking companies are generally paid by delivery, and drivers are paid by the mile. That means both truck drivers and their employers have financial reasons to want the delivery done, whether the driver is tired or not. Without regulation, this is a system in conflict with the interests of public safety.
Common causes of Colorado semi-truck accidents:
- Tired or sleepy truck drivers (fatigue)
- Distracted truck drivers (electronic devices)
- Drivers behind schedule/trying to meet a deadline
- Unqualified or undertrained truck drivers
- Improper loading of cargo
- Improper vehicle maintenance and upkeep
The government recognizes the danger and has created rules to try to reduce it. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) establishes safety rules intended to reduce semi-truck accidents. The best known of those rules govern how long a truck driver can drive without taking a break, how long those breaks have to be, and how frequent. Truck drivers sometimes don’t follow those rules, whether because they are being pressured by an employer or because they are paid by the mile. When the interests of semi-truck drivers and trucking companies outweigh concern for the community, people get injured in life-changing ways.
Why Would I Need a Colorado Truck Accident Lawyer?
You do not need to do this alone, and you probably should not try to. The at-fault company is going to use trained professionals to negotiate for them. Retaining a knowledgeable and passionate Colorado truck accident lawyer to stand for you can make all the difference in your experience during the case as well as your outcome.
Colorado truck accidents are high-stakes cases
With high stakes on both sides of these cases, commercial trucking cases can be very complicated. Injuries are likely more severe, treatment is more disruptive, and recovery periods are longer. Trucking companies are often delivering for another company, so there may be additional companies at fault. All this means your choice of Colorado truck accident lawyer can make a huge difference in how much you recover from your truck accident case.
Truck accidents tend to involve more substantial insurance policies than car accident cases. Semi-trucks can easily cause very serious or even permanent injuries when they crash. That means the at-fault insurance company probably has more to lose and can be expected to fight hard to avoid their responsibilities. People who are injured in semi-truck accidents find themselves dealing with several large companies. Each of those companies lined up against the person they injured has enormous resources. The injured person did nothing wrong and did not ask to be in this situation, but they also find themselves wondering how they will get a fair outcome.
With expert help, you can know what you are up against, you can be much better prepared, and you will get the advice you need, when you need it. When someone injured in a truck accident attempts to resolve their case by themselves, insurance companies tend to make lower offers. They know that for you to have your best chance at trial, you should have the help of a Colorado truck accident lawyer. Insurance companies view the value of your case in part by estimating the risk of a trial verdict. Until they see the risk of a trial verdict as a genuine threat, most insurance companies will continue to try to get away with lower settlement offers.
With Colorado truck accident lawyer Vern Ready working for you, you no longer need to worry about being taken advantage of. You can focus on trying to heal. If I accept your case, I will do the fighting and negotiating for you. I can help you get the treatment you need. I can identify all the parties who might be liable to you, review all the applicable rules that may have been broken which could have contributed to your injury, and guide you through the entire process. Insurance companies know they cannot get away with ignoring your rights when you have a good lawyer on your side. Those that ignore your rights anyway usually find themselves answering to a jury.
When should I get a Colorado Truck Accident Lawyer?
Getting a Colorado truck accident lawyer to work on your case in the early stages can make the difference between full compensation and settling for something less. There are many ways delay can hurt your case. Early notice of a claim and demands for preservation of evidence can make a positive difference for your case.
Without the help of a Colorado truck accident lawyer, the injured party will negotiate directly with at least one at-fault insurance carrier. Each time an injury victim speaks to the at-fault insurance company, the insurance company gets another chance to twist statements and claim inconsistencies. The first offer you get from an insurance company is usually extended just to see how easily they can get out of their obligation to pay for your damages. Often these early offers take place before you have any idea what your true medical expenses might be, and do not fully compensate your losses or take into account all the ways a particular injury has impacted your life.
If I accept your case, I will take over all communications and negotiations with the involved insurance companies for you. I can get to work putting together your best case, all while you focus on getting the medical treatment you need.
Let’s talk at no cost to you – 303-339-8846
Reach out to Colorado truck accident lawyer Vernon Ready for expert representation. If you have been injured by a commercial truck, it is important to get help handling your case correctly right from the start. Make the call to Ready Law now.
Do not delay. Waiting only gives the insurance company and the trucking company more time to prepare their defense. Do not give them any more of a head start. Call Ready Law now to see how my years of experience litigating a broad range of cases can help you get justice.