What Should I Do If I’m In A Truck Accident In Colorado?

Denver truck accident attorneys at Bell & Pollock realize that any motor vehicle accident can be a shocking experience. Truck accidents are no exception. Collisions between small passenger vehicles and large commercial trucks can be devastating and overwhelming. Immediately contact us for assistance. We work hard to help people recover for their medical expenses, lost wages, property damages, pain and suffering and other damages. We know that the work we do today can make a dramatic difference in the lives of people injured in truck accidents for many years to come.

You likely will have many questions after an accident. Should you report your accident? Should you see a doctor? Should you talk to the at-fault party’s insurance company? There’s often little time to think about what you should do in this situation. That’s why it’s critical that you know what to do if you’re ever faced with such a situation.

Should I move my car after a truck accident?

No. Unless your safety is at risk, leave your car exactly where it is on the road. And ask the truck driver to do the same. It’s important keep the accident scene intact.
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Should I call the police after a truck accident?

Yes. Police officers are trained to handle serious truck accidents. A police officer can create a report about your accident – documentation that could be very important when negotiating with the trucking company and insurance companies.
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What should I do after I call the police about my truck accident?

  • Take photographs – Focus on the accident itself and anything that might improve your case. Take note of whether there are skid marks or street signs or street lights.
  • Talk to witnesses – Find people who saw the accident. Get their full names, addresses and phone numbers in case someone needs to talk to them later.
  • Gather more evidence – Write down as much information as you can about your accident, including time of day, weather conditions, if the traffic lights were working – anything that seems important. The more information you have, the better.

Should I contact the trucking company after my truck accident?

No. Simply tell them you have hired an accident attorney at Bell & Pollock, and they should direct all their questions about the accident to us. We should add that it can often be difficult to track down the trucking company that employs the driver that owns/leases the tractor-trailer that caused your accident. For more information, visit our page, trucking companies and truck accidents. 

Am I allowed to see a copy of the police report for my truck accident?

Yes. And make sure you get a printed copy of the report. Ask the officer who responded to your accident how you can obtain a copy of the report. Then make sure everything in the report corresponds with your facts.

Should I see a doctor after my truck accident?

Yes. Don’t underestimate the seriousness of your truck accident. Let a doctor decide if you’re injured. What might seem like something minor could turn out to be a serious truck accident injury. Consult a doctor as soon as possible after your accident. And if you have a serious injury, make sure you receive emergency medical treatment as soon as possible.

Should I call a lawyer after a truck accident in Colorado?

Yes. Even if your truck accident seems straightforward, many tractor-trailer or truck accidents can quickly become very complicated. We recommend immediate action to preserve critical evidence. The best Colorado accident attorneys have years of experience handling complicated truck accidents. They know how to get injury victims the compensation they rightfully deserve and deal directly with insurance companies. Remember: Insurance companies often only care about one thing: paying accident victims as little as possible. We are familiar with the way they work and can handle the insurance companies for you.

“Champions of the People,” fighting for justice, one truck accident at a time

When you contact us, we won’t give you the runaround. We will provide you with personalized attention and take the time to learn about your truck accident. We don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to truck accidents in Colorado. We tailor our strategy to address your specific legal needs.

Bell & Pollock’s detailed approach toward each case often includes:

  • Gathering evidence
  • Visiting the accident scene
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Reviewing accident reports
  • Consulting with experts

If necessary, we can even help you file a personal injury lawsuit in Denver or wherever your truck accident took place. But we will only take such action after clearly discussing all your legal options with you. We won’t force you to do anything. You’re in charge. You decide your course of action.

Expect more. Contact a Colorado law firm that puts your interests first. Contact Bell & Pollock and schedule a free case evaluation today. Call toll free (877) 744-5900 or (303) 795-5900.

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Call a trusted attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C. at (303) 795-5900 to get on the road to recovery now. You can also email our firm via the contact firm on this page.

As proud champions of the people, our lawyers are ready to answer your questions, explain the law and your rights, and help you take whatever steps necessary to recover the compensation you’re entitled to. With us in your corner, you can be confident that you have the legal support and representation necessary to successfully resolve your claim.

Don’t delay your recovery for a second longer – and don’t be misguided into thinking that you have to go through the process alone. Our attorneys are here, ready to help – and you won’t have to pay us anything until (or unless) there is a recovery in your case.

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Case Results


CASE: Client was injured by a drunk driver. As a result of the motor vehicle accident, client was rendered a quadriplegic and needed a life care plan.
Outcome: $9,600,000

CASE: Against Insurance company for failure to pay for property damage after a gas and fire explosion.
Outcome: $1,600,000

CASE: Medical malpractice for failure to diagnose a descending aorta aneurism, resulting in death.
Outcome: $1,300,000

CASE: Neck and back injuries from car accident. Client had ongoing symptoms and needed injections for attempted remediation of pain.
Settled for $485,000

CASE: Client was injured in a 2 vehicle collision. She suffered a traumatic brain injury, concussion and multiple injuries to the neck.
Outcome: $6,000,000

CASE: Client was in her car and was T-Boned by a commercial vehicle. Her cerebral spinal fluid leaked and she suffered a concussion and traumatic brain injury with neck and lumbar (low back) injuries. Her neck injury caused radiating pain, numbness and tingling in her arms.
Outcome: $3,400,000

CASE: Client was driving on a rural road when another car crossed the center line and caused a head-on collision in the snow and ice. Client did physical work for a living. Both knees were injured, along with a neck injury.
Outcome: $2,300,000

CASE: Client was driving on South Parker road when another vehicle rapidly changed lanes and rear-ended the client. That vehicle was cited for careless driving. The collision caused a concussion with traumatic brain Injury. Client missed time from work and had a positive correlation between brain scan and neuropsychological test results.
Outcome: $950,000

CASE: Client was rear ended by a dump truck, was then knocked forward and hit another vehicle. Client had a concussion with traumatic brain injury. Client underwent a brain scan which showed hypoperfusion, correlated with her concussion symptoms. Client suffered neck injuries and injuries to her low back.
Outcome: $650,000

CASE: Client was rear-ended. The mechanism of injury from the forces in the collision caused her neck injury and at the same time, damaged her organs inside her throat. Client had swallowing and choking issues.
Outcome: $1,250,000

CASE: Client was in a motor vehicle accident. Both injections in the neck rendered some temporary relief. The Injections were transforaminal epidural steroid injections. Surgery was recommended on the lumbar (low back). The low back was injured by the forces in the collisions.
Outcome: $933,000

CASE: The client was driving in her car and was rear-ended thereby causing injuries to her lower back and neck. Client also suffered a concussion. Client had to undergo facet injections multiple times, through multiple procedures. Client also had cognitive issues which required cognitive training and therapy.
Outcome: $400,000

CASE: Client was entering a highway from an on ramp and was rear-ended by a commercial van. Client tested positive for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and failed conservative treatment. Client underwent thoracic outlet syndrome surgey, which involved removal of the first rib to attempt to relieve pressure in the thoracic outlet. Client also suffered a back injury.
Outcome: $750,000

CASE: Client was injured by a drunk driver, who crossed the center line of the road. Client underwent multiple surgeries and could not work. Client was late 40s and needed a modified life care plan.
Outcome: $750,000

CASE: Client was rear ended by a tow truck driver who was a diabetic. The diabetic at fault party was a non-compliant diabetic and claimed he had a syncope episode, and was “blacked out”. Client had a preexisting back condition known and the forces from the collision aggravated, or made worse, the preexisting back condition in addition to, causing neck injuries.
Outcome: $350,000

CASE: Client was a passenger in a car where the driver fell asleep on a country road in the early morning hours. The car rolled multiple times. Client had eye injuries, facial injuries and neck and knee injuries.
Outcome: $850,000

CASE: Client was on the job, driving her own car, when she was rear-ended. She suffered a concussion with traumatic brain injury and pursued Workers Compensation Claim.
Outcome: $150,000

CASE: Client slipped and fell on snow and ice in Central City. He suffered back injuries, that did not require injections.
Outcome: $125,000

CASE: Client slipped and fell on snow and ice on a sidewalk in front of a business. She had to have knee surgery and multiple injections in her back.
Outcome: $175,000

CASE: Client was visiting a friend who was renting a house. Client tripped on untreated, dangerous section of deck and injured his back.
Outcome: $150,000

CASE:Client was rear ended and needed fusion spinal surgery. Insurance proceeds were limited.
Outcome: $125,000

CASE:Client was rear-ended and had to have rotator cuff surgery. Insurance proceeds were limited.
Settled for $65,000

CASE:Client was at Denver International Aiport traveling through Denver, slipped and fell and broke her ankle.
Settled for $118,750

CASE:Client was exposed to mold in a multi-family dwelling that was caused by leaking water.
Settled for $125,000

CASE:Motorcycle accident, reconstructive surgery, post-traumatic stress disorder, neurological injuries
Settled for $1,275,000



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