Truck Accident Attorney In Boulder, CO
Truck accidents can be the most catastrophic of roadway collisions. Big rigs are powerful and, though their drivers are tasked to operate these heavy vehicles with extreme caution, even the smallest errors can lead to life-changing consequences. Survivors of truck accidents in Colorado have suffered many types of injuries; added to their physical and emotional pain are immense medical bills and lost wages. These financial difficulties only increase the stress, detracting from recovery. Malik Law, LLC, specializes in tort law, including representing clients who have been injured in truck accidents because of another’s negligence, error, or blatant wrong-doing. Malik Law attorneys will aggressively represent your interests at trial or at the settlement table. We have the experience and skill sets needed to effectively fight for your fair compensation.
Truck Driving Accidents
Across the United States, in a given year, roughly 500,000 collisions occurred between passenger vehicles (i.e. cars) and commercial trucks. In a recent year, nearly 70 people riding in passenger cars lost their lives in collisions with commercial trucks. In the past decade, thousands of people have been injured in collisions with big rigs. Truck drivers have a great responsibility to take extreme care as they share the roadways with other vehicles. They must take all appropriate measures to drive safely or accidents can occur. Unfortunately, careless and recklessness occurs. Some examples of truck driver fault include:
- Driver fatigue
- Improver lane change
- Aggressive driving
- Overloaded trucks
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driver error
- Cellphone use
- Failure to inspect vehicle
- Improper training
If you’ve been involved in a collision with a truck driver who was driving carelessly or recklessly, you may be eligible for compensation. Malik Law attorneys will carefully go over your case, helping you to determine the best course of action. We will represent your interests to the best of our ability, dealing with insurance companies and at-fault parties in order to help you secure justice.
The fact is, truck drivers have a responsibility to exercise caution and strictly obey the rules of the road. They must drive while keeping a greater distance between other vehicles in order to stop if the need arises. They require adequate rest before driving the nation’s highways and byways. They must also keep their rigs in optimum driving condition. As previous truck accidents in Colorado have demonstrated, truck drivers and trucking companies sometimes fail to uphold their responsibilities. If you’ve been injured because of this failure, you have every right to seek compensation. And our lawyers will fight for you to achieve it.
Truck Accident Injuries
Individuals who have been involved in truck accidents on Colorado roads understand how traumatic these collisions can be. Serious injuries and wrongful death can be the outcome. Malik Law attorneys have represented Colorado victims of truck accidents who have suffered serious injuries such as:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Cuts and lacerations
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Many injuries require multiple surgeries or medical interventions. Some people do achieve recovery; others may face permanent disabilities because of the collision. These life-altering events can lead to immense physical and mental pain. But they also threaten financial ruin for many with their seemingly endless medical bills and lost wages. While nothing can undo the pain and suffering that has resulted from a collision, fair compensation can, at least, help to alleviate the financial stress that accompanies these situations.
Malik Law Attorneys Fight Tenaciously For You
Many people who have been involved in truck accidents have been so seriously injured that they were left unconscious. They may not have much recollection of the crash. These types of situations can be complex. That’s why victims of truck accidents need highly skilled personal injury attorneys to carefully investigate the case. Our attorneys will do everything they can to gather all relevant interest to reconstruct what happened on the Colorado roadway where the accident took place. You can count on us to provide any and all of the following services on your behalf:
- Obtain police / incident reports
- Obtain witness statements
- Visit the scene where the accident took place
- Procure the services of a crash reconstructionist
- Manage court filings and documents
- Communicate with you to update you regularly about your case
- Work with an accountant or actuary to arrive at a fair compensation amount
- Manage correspondence / communications with insurer’s or at-fault party’s attorneys
- Represent your interests aggressively at court or in negotiations
We are relentless in our pursuit of fair compensation for our clients. It never ceases to amaze how insurance companies and at-fault parties will attempt to minimize what our clients have endured because of the carelessness or wrong-doing of another. That’s why we’re so passionate about helping victims of these horrendous situations. We continually hone our skill sets to provide our clients with the best-possible representation.
The Benefits Of Hiring Malik Law
Malik Law is a small firm, but our size is a point of strength for us. Because we are small, we maintain close professional relationships with our clients. No one is simply a case number. We get to know our clients and their situations. In addition, our skilled attorneys frequently collaborate to provide clients with comprehensive support. Our team features exceptional research skills, negotiations skills, and litigation skills. When you meet with us, you can count on legal counsel based on knowledge, experience, and honesty.
What To Do If You Are Involved In A Truck Accident
Often, victims of truck collisions are left unable to take any actions initially owing to the injuries they’ve sustained after an accident. In these cases, it’s invariably up to other drivers on the road to call for help (i.e. police and ambulance). If you are able to perform any actions, you should first obtain medical care. Even if you think you are alright, that you’ve only suffered some scrapes and bruising, you must not leave your health to chance. Often, injuries cannot be felt for some time after the accident. Individuals may have no idea that they’ve suffered a concussion or internal bleeding. Even something as serious as a neck fracture may not be suspected by sufferers right away.
Getting immediate medical attention is essential to preserve your health and well-being. But that’s not its only benefit. Hospital or doctor records provide you with irrefutable medical evidence. Healthcare staff will document each medical test you undergo—and each result. The fact is, you cannot go to court and say that an accident caused your injury or permanent disability unless you have medical evidence to back it up. Getting that evidence at the start leaves little room for the at-fault party to refute your sufferings.
While medical care is paramount to your claim should you choose to pursue it, police reports and witness accounts are also important to your case. If you are involved in a collision, you should always obtain a police report. At the scene of the accident, the driver may admit fault to you freely, but when you ask for compensation later on, they may suddenly try to lay the blame on you. Police will arrive on the scene quickly. They will take charge of the scene and perform the initial investigation of the matter, putting it all into their reports. This is further documentary evidence that can support your claim. If the truck driver was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they will make that determination. Police will also interview witnesses on the scene to obtain their accounts of what happened.
Next, it’s important to contact an attorney to apprise them of your situation. Even if you aren’t sure you will file a claim, they can still provide you with important legal guidance. Soon after your accident, you are likely to hear from insurance carriers—yours and the at-fault party’s. Your attorney knows exactly how to communicate—knows what should be communicated—to these entities. We’ll advise you to let us manage them. The at-fault driver’s insurance company will be looking for ways to minimize your claim should you pursue it. We know that. We’ll do everything in our power to prevent them from reducing your compensation.
Once you’re recovered to the point where we can discuss your case, we’ll go over its merits and help you decide what’s in your best interest. If you decide to press for compensation, we’ll get to work straight away. These types of cases have time limits. Claims must be filed within the allotted time frame or they become ineligible.
Rely On The Experienced Legal Professionals At Malik Law
If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you need reliable legal representation. Saira P. Malik, founder of Malik Law, has a decade or experience. She has created a team that specializes in personal injury law. Malik Law attorneys are diligent in their quest to obtain lucrative compensation packages for clients who have been injured because of another’s wrong-doing. Whether we represent you at the negotiation table or in the court room, we will pursue justice for you to the best of our abilities. Call us to schedule a preliminary examination of your case. We’re here for you and we’ll do everything in our power to help you achieve your legal goals.
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