Trucking Accident Attorneys in Denver, Colorado Handle Truck Accident Cases at the State and Federal Level
Helping victims of devastating truck accidents
At Bell & Pollock, P.C., we understand the difficulties associated with obtaining compensation from an at-fault trucker or a trucking company — even when the other driver is clearly responsible for causing your personal injury or wrongful-death loss. Depending on how and where the accident occurred, as well as where the truck company is headquartered, federal laws — rather than state laws — may apply to your case. Our firm has attorneys who are licensed to practice at the federal level and can assist you with filing a personal injury claim at any level.
Generally, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is charged with regulating the activities of commercial truck drivers and routinely inspects vehicles to ensure safety rules are followed. However, only an attorney can conduct the legal and investigative footwork needed to preserve evidence of truck driver negligence or misconduct. We can help you gain access to the driver's travel log, Commercial Driving License (CDL) record, and Driver Qualification File (DQF) to investigate the following allegations:
A collision with a 10-ton semi, big-rig, 18-wheeler, freight hauler, tractor-trailer, garbage truck, street-cleaning vehicle, or some other commercial vehicle usually results in the severest of injuries, any of which could result in catastrophic disability or a fatality. If you have suffered a loss due to a trucker's negligence, it is vital to hire a lawyer with a background prosecuting at-fault truckers and their commercial-transportation employers.
Since Colorado adheres to a comparative negligence standard, it is unlikely that a commercial driver will simply admit fault when an accident occurs. Truckers know that their jobs depend on maintaining a spotless commercial driving record. Therefore, most truckers are unwilling to admit fault in a collision with a smaller and less visible vehicle. If a driver denies responsibility, our experienced trucking-accident attorneys can conduct the legal and investigative footwork needed to secure compensation.
Trucking accident cases are particularly complicated — especially when the truck driver is licensed out of state and/or the transportation company that owns the truck is headquartered in a different jurisdiction. In such instances, your personal injury or wrongful death case may be tried in a federal court, where Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (as opposed to Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure) may apply. Many of our lawyers are federally licensed to practice in federal court, and can provide you with the dedicated representation you need to initiate a federal-court lawsuit.
Schedule a free consultation with our Denver truck accident attorneys
Contact us by phone at (303) 795-5900 or online to take advantage of a free initial consultation with an attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C. Keep in mind that, although have offices located in Steamboat Springs and Greenwood Village, we make it a priority to meet with our seriously injured or disabled clients at home or in the hospital if necessary. Our lawyers are licensed to practice in state and federal courts throughout Colorado.