Trucking or Eighteen wheeler accidents can have devastating consequences. Because 18 wheelers weigh so much more than an average car, and handle so much differently, the impact is much more severe than an accident involving vehicles similar in size. Annually, more than 5,000 people die in crashes involving large trucks in the United States.
In addition to the size of the tractor trailers, driver fatigue is another factor that makes these accidents to dangerous. Recent studies have shown that one in five semi-truck drivers reported that they have fallen asleep behind the wheel at least once in the course of a month. Contact our experienced Colorado accident lawyers and get your questions answered.
Colorado and the nation have specific laws for tractor trailer rigs and other large trucks. If you've been involved in an accident with a truck, it is important that you hire an attorney with extensive knowledge of these interstate commerce laws. Our Colorado accidents attorneys at Downs, McDonough & Cowan, LLC have handled hundreds of automobile collisions and cases involving commercial trucks. We have the experience and financial resources to take on the most powerful trucking companies and insurance giants all over southwest Colorado and the nation All it takes is one accident, one vehicle, one driver, or one operator to change your family's life forever.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a vehicle accident, please contact us by email or call us to schedule a free consultation. Learn more about how we can help you and your family. In case of serious injuries or if your vehicle is inoperable, we can travel to meet you. And clients never bear any expenses or fees until we achieve a positive result.