Each year, about 500,000 truck accidents occur in the United States. About 4,000 of those accidents result in fatalities, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
As experienced truck accident attorneys in Colorado, we have investigated different types of truck accidents, including rollovers, tire blowouts, rear-end and head-on collisions and more. While every truck accident is unique, there are several common types of truck accidents. The type of truck accident often depends on the driver, the road conditions, the trucking equipment and the driver’s ability to react. Drivers must be fully alert, but unfortunately many drivers are fatigued, distracted or even impaired by drugs or alcohol.
There’s no single, straightforward approach to handling each type of accident. Every case needs to be treated individually and investigated thoroughly. With so much at stake in a truck accident, it’s critical that you have an experienced lawyer who can aggressively pursue the compensation you need.