Longmont Truck Accident Attorney
When you are on the roadways of Longmont or anywhere in Boulder County, the last thing you should have to worry about is being in an accident with a semi-truck. Unfortunately, these incidents do occur, and they can lead to devastating injuries. At Cannon Law, we are here to help if you need a Longmont truck accident attorney. We have extensive experience handling complex cases just like this, and we are ready to secure the compensation you deserve.
Why Choose Cannon Law for Your Case?
- We maintain a small caseload so that we can give each and every client the personalized attention that they deserve for their case to be successful.
- We have extensive resources that we can bring to a Longmont truck accident case, and we regularly work with medical experts and accident reconstruction experts in these cases.
- We take all Longmont truck accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that our clients will not pay any legal fees until after we secure the compensation they deserve.
How Will an Attorney Help This Case?
Unfortunately, victims of truck accidents are often left going up against well-funded trucking companies and their insurance carriers. A skilled Longmont truck accident lawyer will have the resources necessary to:
- Obtain all evidence necessary to prove liability, including electronic logging data from the truck, possible video surveillance, photographic evidence, accident reports, and more.
- Ensure that their client is treated by a trusted medical professional who can assess the full extent of their injuries and total costs for the claim.
- Negotiate with all parties involved to reach a fair settlement on behalf of their client.
Hiring the right attorney can transform your legal case. When going up against a powerful trucking company, don’t handle legal matters alone. Trust an attorney at Cannon Law to help you achieve the case results that you deserve with outstanding legal services.
Truck Accidents Can Lead to Severe Injuries for Victims
According to data available from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Compare that to the average passenger vehicle that weighs only 4,000 pounds, and we can see why these incidents are often so devastating for victims inside passenger vehicles. At Cannon Law, our Longmont truck accident lawyers regularly help clients who have sustained the following in these incidents:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Severe open head wounds
- Spinal cord damage with possible paralysis
- Internal organ damage and internal bleeding
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Crush injuries and amputations
The physical damage from a truck accident injury can impact a victim for life. These are known as catastrophic injuries; they are generally worth more in an injury claim than minor injuries in Colorado. Victims of truck accidents often suffer from tremendous emotional and psychological damage in the aftermath of these incidents, as well. The FMCSA says that there were approximately 119,000 total injury crashes and more than 5,005 fatal accidents caused by large truck crashes in the U.S during the latest reporting year of data available.
Should I Accept an Insurance Offer Before Talking to a Truck Accident Attorney?
No. Trucking companies have aggressive legal teams to fight liability for accidents involving their trucks and drivers. Insurance companies want to save as much money as possible on claim payouts. This is how they make their profits – by taking money from policyholders in the form of premiums and minimizing the amount of the payouts made on policies. This makes it important to understand the true value of your case before accepting an insurance settlement, as it is likely that the initial offer is much less than your case is worth.
Undervaluing claims is a common practice by insurance companies to save their investors money. It is especially common in truck accident cases due to the catastrophic nature of most injuries. The higher the value of the claim, the more likely it is that you will receive a lowball settlement offer. The insurance company is counting on you to not know the value of your insurance claim, including the cost of future necessary medical care for a long-term injury.
Don’t rush into a fast settlement, even if you are eager to resolve your case and get paid. Once you say yes to a settlement, you typically cannot reopen your case or negotiate for a higher amount – even if your doctor tells you that your injuries will cost more than you originally thought. Instead, take your time, work with an attorney to fully understand the value of your case and negotiate with an insurance company for a just amount.
What Is the Time Limit to File a Truck Accident Claim in Colorado?
Taking too long to file a truck accident claim is a common mistake that crash victims make in Colorado. Many people don’t realize that they have a strict time limit to bring a cause of action. This limit is set by a law in Colorado known as the statute of limitations. If you miss your time limit, you will lose the right to file a claim, with only a few limited exceptions.
The time limit to file a claim after a truck accident in Colorado is three years from the date of the crash. If you don’t discover your injury until later, such as a brain injury with delayed symptoms, the statute of limitations will be tolled (paused) until the date of reasonable discovery. There is also an exception for injured minors; children under the age of 18 have until age 21 to file related injury lawsuits in Colorado. Contact an attorney as soon as possible to avoid missing your deadline.
How Much Compensation Is Available in These Cases?
If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident caused by the negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company, you may be entitled to significant compensation. While the total amount of compensation available in these cases will vary depending on the circumstances of each particular case, the team at Cannon Law regularly helps clients secure the following:
- Coverage of all medical bills related to the crash
- Any income lost if a victim cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Property damage repairs or vehicle replacement
- Travel and transportation costs
- Out-of-pocket expenses, such as legal fees
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Wrongful death damages, if applicable
- Possible punitive damages against the company or driver
The value of your case depends on factors such as your age and income at the time of the crash, your overall health, the number of defendants, and the amount of insurance coverage available. Our lawyers can help you calculate the full value of your case using experts such as forensic analysts to determine future foreseeable costs. Then, we will go up against a trucking company and its insurer on your behalf to demand maximum financial compensation.
Contact a Longmont Truck Accident Lawyer for More Information Today
Recovering from your injuries and putting your life back together after a devastating truck accident can be difficult. Cannon Law aims to make things easier for you and your family with customized legal services. When you need a Longmont truck accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling (970) 471-7170. We will carefully review your case, explain your rights and help you take the first steps forward after a commercial truck accident.