Broomfield Truck Accident Lawyers
Trucking Companies are In for a Fight
It is practically guaranteed that trucking companies and their insurers will not want to play fair after you are hurt in a truck accident. They know that your injuries and financial damages are likely severe, so they will want to do anything they can to avoid admitting liability or paying you any compensation. To balance the legal playing field, allow our highly experienced Broomfield truck accident attorneys of Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. to represent you.
We have decades of combined legal experience to put to good use for our clients. If the opposition to your claim wants to use sly tactics to dodge liability, then we will be already two steps ahead of them with convincing evidence and arguments formed in your name. Securing justice and compensation is our passion, and we are certain it will show the moment you hire us to work on your claim.
Discuss your truck accident case by calling (720) 809-8310 or contacting us online.
Maximizing the Damages in Your Claim
Truck accidents are notorious among medical and legal professionals for causing severe, catastrophic, life-changing, and fatal injuries. Brain damage, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and more can all be caused in a tractor-trailer wreck. If you have suffered a severe injury, then you are going to need serious compensation to return your life to something that resembles “normal.”
Damages that might be available in your claim are:
- Lost wages: Even if you have adequate healthcare insurance, you will feel an impact on your finances after a truck accident because you will not be able to continue your work in a normal capacity. The wages you cannot earn while you are hospitalized or because you cannot resume your typical work duties after recovering can be demanded in your claim.
- Medical expenses: Your healthcare insurance company will provide coverage for your medical bills, but not all. You might even need to repay a medical provider for some care due to medical liens. The extent of your medical treatment costs can be recovered through your claim or lawsuit, so you end up paying nothing for your care.
- Continued therapy costs: Future medical care should also be covered in your damages, such as months or years of physical therapy to undo some of the debilitations caused by your crash. Our attorneys can work with medical experts and lifestyle professionals to accurately calculate what the total cost of your care will look like years in advance.
- Pain and suffering: Any emotional trauma, physical pain, and undue hardships you have and will continue to endure due to your crash can be answered with noneconomic damage. Usually, noneconomic damage is represented by your total economic damages – everything else on this list – after being multiplied by a factor deemed to fairly represent your suffering.
In a separate vehicle damage claim, you can demand payments for vehicle repair or replacement costs that were not provided through all relevant auto insurance policies. Our legal team can assist you with this claim as well.
Can You Sue the Trucking Company, Too?
The truck driver is the party who is most likely answerable for your injuries after a truck accident. Does that mean you will only be able to file a claim against them? Not necessarily, thanks to the legal rule of respondeat superior. This rule makes employers liable for the harm caused by their employees and contracted workers in many situations, including most truck accidents.
Using respondeat superior, we might be able to file a claim against the trucking company that hired or contracted the truck driver who hit you. Trucking companies will have a larger insurance policy than the trucker, so you will be more likely to receive an adequate amount of compensation in this way. The one thing to remember is that no matter how many defendants are responsible for your accident, like cargo crews and truck mechanics, too, our attorneys will be more than capable of managing your claim thoroughly.
Begin Your Claim Today – Don’t Delay
Truck accident statutes of limitations can sneak up on you. Colorado only gives you a two-year statute of limitations before your claim will be rejected automatically when filed. Suing a municipal or governmental entity for a trucking accident has an even shorter statute of limitations of just 180 days.
To get your claim moving sooner than later, and while the details of your crash are still fresh in your mind, call (720) 809-8310 and speak with a Broomfield truck accident attorney from our firm today. We offer free consultations, so you have nothing to worry about if you just want to learn more about your options without first reaching for your pocketbook. We look forward to hearing from you!
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