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Truck Accident Lawyers Serving the Denver Metro Area

Working to hold negligent drivers or trucking companies accountable

The large size and heavy weight of commercial trucks are the two main factors that make these vehicles extremely dangerous to other drivers on the road. In an accident, big rigs have the power to smash cars. The massive weight of an 18-wheeler delivers much greater physical force than a passenger car, and its higher bumper puts that force right at head level for most cars’ occupants. At The Elliott Law Offices, P.C., we handle your trucking accident case with compassion and determination to recover the full and fair compensation you deserve for the injuries you sustained.

Citations associated with truck accidents

Statistically, truck accident claims often revolve around citations, such as:

  • Speeding
  • Illegal maneuvering
  • Driving under the influence

However, we look beyond the citation to fully investigate the cause of the accident. The driver may not be the only liable party. Trucking companies are known for overloading tractor-trailers and forcing drivers to meet strict deadlines.

What are some of the causes of a truck accident?

A personal injury resulting from a large commercial truck accident often results in even more drastic consequences than a typical automobile accident. An experienced personal injury law firm is essential for representation, because most trucking companies contest an accident-related claim for compensation. The bottom line is that your claim is money they have to pay in damages, medical expenses and maybe even for wrongful death. Many large companies hope they can intimidate you into settling for less. These types of claims are often the most difficult and contentious to file and win, but the attorneys at The Elliott Law Offices have a proven track record of success. We handle large truck accidents resulting from:

  • Environmental conditions
  • Impaired vision/medical conditions
  • Congested traffic
  • Driver fatigue
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Mechanical failures
  • Roadway defects

What are the standard federal trucking laws?

A truck accident lawyer in Arvada needs to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the driver or company failed to uphold a duty for road safety. That could mean negligence or bad decision-making. But there is an enormous gray area surrounding what constitutes negligence, which is why these claims tend to be highly disputed.

Specifically, very detailed laws govern truck drivers, and if any of them are broken, it could result in a significant monetary award to a plaintiff in a truck accident lawsuit. These laws include:

  • Hours-of-service regulations
  • Routine vehicle inspections
  • Regular and adequate vehicle maintenance and repair
  • Freight and weight restrictions
  • Driver training qualifications
  • Health and safety code compliance

If there’s evidence supporting the violation of any of these laws, we pursue your claim aggressively to obtain a positive result for you.

Obtain trustworthy advice from highly qualified personal injury attorneys

The personal injury attorneys at The Elliott Law Offices, P.C. in Arvada, CO have the experience and knowledge you want in pursuing compensation for your truck accident injury. Our consultations are free, and we work on a contingency fee basis. We proudly serve Jefferson, Arapahoe and Boulder counties. Contact us at 303-872-6274 or online.

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Mark D. Elliott
Member

Since 1987, Mark D. Elliott has been a staple in the workers' compensation law community. As a member of the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity, he has the experience, passion and drive to succeed for any client in his respective fields of law.

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Alonit Katzman
Associate

Since joining the Elliott Law Offices in 2011, Alonit Katzman has provided client-focused advocacy in the areas of workers' compensation, social security, criminal defense, and personal injury law.

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James E. Elliott, Jr.
Of Counsel

Representing the pride of The Elliott Law Offices, Mr. James Elliott has had a truly adventurous history with the law and was admitted to the bar in 1962. He began his legal career as a law clerk for Judge Robert H. McWilliams for the Supreme Court of Colorado and now serves as Of Counsel to…

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