Colorado Truck Accident Laws

Most Common Causes of

Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Colorado (2024)

Truck accidents are some of the most dangerous and destructive collisions, given the size disparity between trucks and other vehicles on the roads. It’s important to understand what causes truck accidents, as this can be useful in identifying liable parties. A Colorado truck accident attorney can investigate your accident in order to understand its cause in service of seeking fair compensation on your behalf. What Causes Truck Accidents? There are many more potential causes of truck accidents than other accidents
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What to Do After

What to Do After an Amazon Delivery Truck Accident in Colorado?

Amazon is the world’s biggest retailer, and throughout the country, the company’s delivery trucks are seen just about everywhere. People all over receive Amazon deliveries daily, and most drivers see their large delivery trucks regularly on local roads. The sheer number of trucks on the road can lead to more collisions. In the event you experience a motor vehicle accident involving one of Amazon’s delivery trucks, it’s vital to know your options for legal recourse and the value of experienced
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Delayed Shock Symptoms After

Delayed Shock Symptoms After an Accident in Colorado

A car accident can be an incredibly damaging and traumatic event. While most car accident victims will be able to quickly ascertain the scope of the injuries they suffered, some car accident injuries aren’t immediately noticeable. Some injuries do not manifest noticeable symptoms until days or even weeks after an auto accident. It’s also possible for a victim to suffer delayed shock symptoms after an accident. Both the body and the brain undergo significant trauma in a vehicle accident. In
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What Happens in the

What Happens in the Aftermath of a Truck Accident Like the One in Aurora?

On September 3, 2020, a crash between two trucks occurred in Aurora, CO, causing one individual to be transported to the hospital by ambulance and another to be flown in by helicopter with life-threatening injuries. One of the trucks caught on fire during the incident and had to be extinguished by local fire crews. During this incident, fuel had leaked onto the roadway, which created a hazmat situation that needed professional clean up. Truck accidents are common all around the
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Important Trucking Statistics in

Important Trucking Statistics in Colorado You Should Know

The trucking industry is vital in the state of Colorado and throughout the United States. Massive tractor-trailers are responsible for transporting billions of tons of cargo throughout the country every day. In Colorado alone, the trucking industry provides more than 110,000 jobs, or about one of every ten jobs in the state. In 2017, the Colorado trucking industry paid more than $5.7 billion in wages to Colorado residents. More than 13,000 trucking companies are operating out of Colorado. Despite the
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Understanding Colorado’s Commercial Trucking

Understanding Colorado’s Commercial Trucking Weight Regulations

The trucking industry is one of the most important components of the American economy. As such, it is also one of the most heavily regulated. Trucking companies, delivery companies, and independent trucking contractors must follow all applicable regulations at all times to ensure safe and efficient transportation of goods across the country. While many trucking companies and drivers work hard to meet regulations pertaining to hours of service and other rules related to driver obligations, it is also important for
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What You Need to

What You Need to Know About Filing a Truck Accident Claim

Truck accidents are a common concern when driving along Colorado highways. The state has variable weather that often leads to dangerous roads, and truck accident rates have risen in recent years. For example, the number of fatal truck accidents in Colorado nearly doubled from 2009 to 2017. When a truck accident occurs, anyone injured from the accident should know their legal rights and how to file a claim against the responsible driver. While most private drivers know how to approach
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Driver vs. Company Liability

Driver vs. Company Liability in Commercial Truck Accidents

Commercial trucking accidents differ from typical car accidents in that they involve trucking companies rather than drivers alone. Federal laws hold trucking companies responsible for most collisions involving their trucks and drivers, even if the company leases the truck and uses independent contractors. Differentiating between truck driver and company liability after a commercial truck accident in Colorado can help victims obtain compensation from the correct at-fault party or parties. Vicarious Liability for Truck Driver Conduct In terms of responsibility for
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What are the Top

What are the Top 3 Causes of Truck Collisions with Passenger Vehicles?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported that 3,986 lives were lost in 2016 stemming from commercial truck accidents. Roughly 66% were passenger vehicle occupants, 17% were occupants of trucks, and approximately 16% were on motorcycles, bicycles, or walking. One reason that these accidents are particularly dangerous is that commercial trucks or tractor-trailers can often weigh between 10,000 and 26,000 pounds. The majority of causes that lead to collisions between these trucks and passenger cars are classified as errors in driver recognition
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Transport Safety Rules Have

Transport Safety Rules Have Been Rolled Back: What That Means for You on the Highway

Commercial trucking is a large sector of the overall U.S. economy. These trucks are responsible for movement of slightly over 70% of all freight. There is an estimated 10.55 billion tons of freight moved, which consumes roughly 398 billion gallons of fuel. The industry is regulated by a central federal agency, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and is principally guided by the provisions of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999. Since assuming control, the Trump Administration has largely upheld its
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3 Types of Impacts

3 Types of Impacts in Car Accidents

This is the first segment of a five-part series titled Anatomy of a Car Crash. The series will expand on several key topics that were recently addressed in our white paper Common Auto Accident Injuries in Colorado, which we invite you to read at this link. In this initial part, we discuss the three types of impact that occurs in a single crash. Impact is defined as an instance when something is struck with force. The three types of impact that occur (in succession) are
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Colorado Roadway Deaths Increased

Colorado Roadway Deaths Increased from 2016 to 2017

We are currently awaiting the 2017 finalized roadway accident data for Colorado. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), we know there was an increase in the number of fatalities compared to the 615 in 2016. Early indications suggest a rise in crashes resulting from impaired driving and among those who were not wearing a seatbelt. Sam Cole, a CDOT spokesman, explained — although the numbers suggest that all was bad — there were some positive results this year,
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9 Steps You Should

9 Steps You Should Take After an Accident

Being involved in an accident of any magnitude is likely a sudden and traumatic experience. For this reason, many people panic and do not know what to do after a car accident occurs. Though you want to act quickly and ensure that all drivers and passengers involved are safe, you also need to abide by all the legal requirements. Here is a simple list of what to do following an accident. 1. Stay At The Scene Of The Accident And
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How to Document the

How to Document the Scene of an Accident

When you’ve been in an accident, it is natural to just want to exchange information with the other driver and move on with your day. Unfortunately now isn’t the time to be impatient. In fact, at the Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal, our Denver accident attorneys recommend that you be as deliberate as necessary, so that you record the accident details as accurately as possible. Properly documenting an accident scene is a critical first step to protecting your legal interests. If anyone is injured as
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