Trucking Accidents

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We have the experience needed to thoroughly represent those who’ve been injured by the negligence of commercial truck drivers.

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Trucking Accidents are Complex. Our Lawyers Hold Drivers Accountable.


Due to their size, weight, and limited maneuverability, 18-wheelers involved in accidents with smaller vehicles can cause serious injuries. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in an accident that was the result of a truck driver’s carelessness or negligence, you need expert help to navigate the complicated process of holding truck drivers and trucking companies accountable.

Our Trucking Accident Lawyers Have Your Back.

At Bowman Law LLC, we make every effort to ensure you are thoroughly and aggressively represented to get the financial compensation you deserve for the damages you’re facing. The last thing you need is more stress – we’re here to get you the best compensation possible while taking care of all the details, so you don’t have to worry.

We work with clients across Colorado including Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins.

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Why Choose Bowman Law

Working with Bowman Law makes an overwhelming experience feel manageable so you can focus on getting well.

Compassionate Counsel

Compassionate Counsel

Our trucking accident law firm knows that navigating the legal process that follows a trucking accident can be overwhelming. We care about navigating the process as stress and worry free as possible for our clients well-being.

Trusted Legal Expertise

Trusted Legal Expertise

The Colorado trucking accident lawyers at Bowman Law have decades of experience and success in winning fair compensation for clients who need help after experiencing a trucking accident.

Trial Lawyer of the Year

Trial Lawyer of the Year

We’re awarded by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association for having the skills, ethics, and determination needed to not only help our clients, but to improve the American jurisprudence system.

Results-Driven Focus

Results-Driven Focus

Our trucking accident lawyers work tirelessly throughout the legal claim process until you’re given the compensation you deserve. While we focus on the results, you can relax and focus on your healing and recovery.

What Are Trucking Accident Lawsuits?

Resulting from a variety of potential reasons, trucking accident lawsuits differ from automobile accidents in that truck drivers are typically on the clock during the time of the accident. This complicates the lawsuit pursuit process as it involves the trucking company and their insurance agency, in addition to the truck driver. Depending on the reason found for the accident, between truck driver errors, violation of federal rules, equipment negligence, and a variety of unsafe driving practices, trucking accident lawsuits can involve complicated investigations and assessments during the claims process to hold truck drivers and trucking companies accountable.

Truck Driver Error
Violation of Federal Rules
Maintenance and Loading
Head-On Crashes
Rear-End Accidents
Semi-Truck Rollover
Jackknife
Underride Accidents
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Was your accident caused by unsafe truck driving?

Our team will hold truck drivers accountable

From driving too fast for road conditions, driving aggressively to meet delivery deadlines, following other cars from behind too closely, driving while not properly rested, and more, truck driver errors are one of the leading causes to accidents with smaller vehicles. With 37% of trucking accidents occurring on interstates and freeways, these driver errors can be particularly dangerous when carried out at high speeds.

Trucking accidents with smaller vehicles cause more serious injuries due to the extreme size and weight difference between 18-wheelers and automobiles, making these driver errors dangerous and sometimes deadly. The commercial trucking accident lawyers at Bowman Law will thoroughly investigate and determine these contributing factors to your accident, even if you are partially at fault.

Violation of Federal Rules

Regulations keep roads and drivers safe

Our attorneys make unsafe driver practices known

Truck drivers are required to comply with federal and state regulations to ensure driving safety, in addition to following the same travel laws as other drivers on the road. Even though trucking companies are controlled by industry regulations, they’ll often cut corners and bend rules to maximize their profits. This puts drivers at risk for violating the rules put in place to protect other drivers on the road.

At Bowman Law, we obtain the trucking company’s records and driving logs promptly to carefully review as further evidence of driver negligence. Once we determine that an accident was directly caused as a result of a driver violating one of these regulations, we ensure a strong basis to claim driver negligence and get you the compensation you deserve.

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Hurt by an out-of-maintenance or defective truck?

Trust Bowman Law to make it right

Maintenance logs and inspection records are required to be kept by all trucking companies, ensuring that 18-wheelers are operating properly and safely. Without proper maintenance, trucks can experience a myriad of dangers problems like brake or tire failure, trailer problems creating unsafe transport of freight, steering equipment malfunctions, and more.

While overall driver negligence can be blamed in many truck accident cases, poor truck maintenance and defective trucking equipment can also cause crashes and serious injuries. Navigating cases caused by these issues can be complicated and overwhelming. Our attorneys are trained to take on these cases and handle the stressful parts, so you can focus on your healing.

Head on Crashes

Head-On Collisions Create Severe Impact

We’ll make sure your damages are covered

With fully-loaded semi trucks weighing more than 80,000 pounds, colliding head on with one of these trucks while driving an automobile can cause massive impact. Especially when driving at highway speeds, these collisions can cause catastrophic, often fatal, injuries.

Head-on accidents typically occur when one vehicle abandons its proper lane, moving across the center line toward oncoming traffic. In some cases, it’s the truck that moves across the line, and in others, it’s the smaller vehicle. In both cases, our trucking accident attorneys have experience needed to pursue the compensation you need to cover the damages.

Rear End Accidents

Were you or your loved one rear-ended by a semi truck?

Our attorneys hold unsafe truck drivers accountable

Maneuvering and stopping an 18-wheeler can be challenging. Trucks require a much larger stopping time than a regular automobile. When a driver fails to stop in time, they’ll inevitably rear-end the car in front of them, which tends to be drastically smaller in weight and size. In these cases, passengers riding in the automobile can suffer severe, sometimes fatal, injuries from the impact made by the much larger truck.

Instead of seeking compensation to cover damages from a truck driver, trucking company, and their insurers, seek guidance from the experienced attorneys at Bowman Law. We work tirelessly to make sure your damages are covered and you’re compensated fairly.

Semi Truck Rollover

Have you been seriously injured in a truck rollover accident?

Count on Bowman Law to represent your case

Trucking companies sometimes try to ship large amounts of goods while reducing the number of trips a truck has to take, resulting in dangerously overloaded trucks. Sudden stops, sharp turns, and poorly designed or defective equipment can cause an 18-wheeler to rollover, and these occurrences are even more likely to occur when combined with driver negligence.

If a semi-truck rollover collides with an automobile, the chance of survival can be significantly slimmer than other trucking accidents. When trying to recover your damages, you need experienced legal help that’s ready to protect you during the stressful process. You can count on the Bowman Law truck accident lawyers to not back down until we make it right.

Jackknife

Were you involved in a jackknife accident?

Bowman Law attorneys hold negligent drivers accountable

Often the result of driver error or negligence, jackknife accidents occur when a truck folds back on itself, resembling a folding pocket knife. Even though anti-jackknife devices and anti-lock brakes are installed to prevent such accidents, equipment malfunction or improper driving can create these often fatal situations. Especially on crowded icy highway roads, jackknifing can involve multiple automobiles with complicated logistics and severe injuries.

If you’re involved in a jackknife accident, the complex legal procedures that will follow can be difficult to navigate. Trust the best trucking accident lawyers at Bowman Law truck to help you get back on your feet.

Underride Accidents

Are you suffering a tragic loss from an underride accident?

We’ll make sure your damages are covered

One of the most dangerous types of truck accidents, underride accidents occur when a smaller automobile collides with the rear of the tractor trailer. Because of the extreme height difference, this positioning puts the smaller vehicle at risk for driving under the rear or side of a trailer. Potentially sheering the roof off of the automobile or crushing the front-end, these collisions often create instant fatality for automobile passengers.

Truck underride crashes can be some of the scariest and traumatizing truck accidents that happen on today’s busy roads and highways. Bowman Law truck accident attorneys have the experience and determination needed to help underride accident victims seek full compensation for their often tragic losses.

Common Trucking Accident Injuries

Given the immense impact and force involved in trucking accidents, the resulting injuries can be intense, complicated, and life-altering, if not fatal. Due to the severity of these injuries, it is important that medical treatment is sought as soon as possible to determine medical diagnosis. Common types of trucking accident injuries include the following:

Head & Brain Injuries

One of the most common injuries sustained in a truck accident, injuries to the head can cause a variety of brain complications. Concussions, hematoma, hemorrhages, and contusions are all types of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that range in severity and side-effects. Some brain injuries can also lead to problems like seizures and other neuropsychiatric reactions.

Back & Neck Injuries

Due to the position of the body when seated in an automobile, drivers involved in trucking accidents are at high risk for back and neck injuries. These range from whiplash, also known as Cervical Acceleration-Deceleration syndrome (CAD), muscle strains/sprains, nerve damage, herniated discs, and more.

Fractures

The extreme impact experienced by automobile drivers involved in a trucking collision can be enough to cause bones to fracture and break. In many cases, these fractures are called comminuted fractures, meaning a bone has broken into more than two pieces or is crushed completely. Fractures may take multiple months to heal and, in some cases, can cause disability or permanent nerve pain.

Loss of Limbs

Amputations can be caused either directly by the accident or as a result of injuries from the accident. The loss of a limb is a traumatic injury, whether it occurs instantly from the crash’s impact or later after a damaged limb is deemed severely in need of surgical removal after sustaining the injury. Due to their extreme nature, amputation recovery can be a long and arduous process.

Burns

Due to highly-flammable and potentially explosive chemical and fuel leaks from a crashed truck, drivers involved in a trucking accident can be at risk for severe burn injuries. These burns can result in permanent disfigurement and even life-threatening infections and fluid losses. In severe cases, the burns can result in fatality or the need for amputation.

Internal Injuries

The massive impact automobile drivers experience when involved in trucking accidents can cause a myriad of injuries involving soft tissue like muscles, tends, or ligaments, and also vital organs. In severe crashes, drivers are at risk for internal bleeding caused by external injuries.

Lacerations

The more mild but still serious injury experienced by those involved in trucking accidents, lacerations refer to skin wounds ranging in depths cut by a large object. Larger lacerations and penetrations of larger objects involve heavier blood less and all lacerations put the skin at risk for infections.

Rib & Torso Injuries

Injuries involving the chest or rib cage, which protects vital organs, can cause extreme pain or be life-threatening. Depending on the placement and level of impact experienced in the trucking accident, automobile drivers can experience fractures, soft tissue injuries, and other complicated rib and torso injuries.

What Damages Can be Recovered in Trucking Accidents?

Injuries from a collision with a commercial truck are likely to be severe, if not life-threatening or fatal. With details of truck accident lawsuits being unique to each case and many factors involved in deciding a case’s worth, receiving compensation for the damages and loss experienced in a truck accident can be complicated.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, our experienced attorneys can review the details of your injury and losses and discuss whether you have a valid claim. You may be entitled to seek compensation for a range of monetary and non-monetary damages including:

Medical bills
Medical bills
Lost wages
Lost Wages
Car repair or replacement
Cost of Vehicle Repair
Pain and suffering
Emotional Distress
Chiropractic
Physical Pain
Fair Compensation
Exemplary Damages

Trucking Accident Frequently Asked Questions

Why should you hire a truck accident lawyer?

Unlike automobile accidents, commercial vehicle accidents are complex. Often involving multiple parties, insurers, and severe injuries, taking on a trucking accident case requires a skilled attorney to determine the best course of action to best represent the client. From conducting investigations, to estimating losses from the injury, and assessing costs of future medical care and lost income, an experienced attorney will help you navigate the complicated legal process.

Why are truck accidents so serious?

Due to the immense size and weight of the average 18-wheeler, when commercial trucks and automobiles collide, it’s the smaller vehicle that experiences the most damage. With trucks weighing about 20 times more than the average passenger car, trucking accidents are seen as deadly or life-threatening for passenger vehicle occupants.

What Should You Do After a Truck Accident?
  • Call the police
  • Do not sign any paperwork from the trucking company agent
  • Take pictures of evidence
  • Ask witnesses for contact info and have them take pictures
  • Get medical help
  • Call a truck accident lawyer
How Much Is My Truck Accident Case Worth?

Each truck accident lawsuit has unique details and complications, making it difficult to quote a standard amount. With many factors determining how much a case is worth – from medical expenses, lost wages, funeral expenses, and even pain and suffering – an evaluation from a truck accident attorney is the best way to determine a case’s worth.

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