When a large commercial vehicle, such as a semi-truck, an 18-wheeler, or tractor-trailer crashes, it’s beyond an accident—it’s a catastrophe. With up to 80,000 pounds on board, the heavier the load a commercial vehicle is bearing, the greater the potential for catastrophic consequences. If you or someone you love is caught up in that catastrophe, you face serious, sometimes life-threatening injuries. Plus, you’ll later be responsible for thousands of dollars in medical expenses. Our Denver accident lawyers understand that with a collision of this magnitude, you need dedicated assistance with your recovery and insurance claims.
Do not expect the trucking company or insurance company to look after you or your family. The insurance claims adjusters and attorneys work with one goal in mind: limit your compensation or eliminate it entirely. Often, insurance companies strive to settle on amounts far less than what the law allows an injured victim to recover. Don’t help the insurance company by volunteering information that they will only use to reject your claim. Let Zaner Harden Law fight for you for the compensation that you deserve.
Although regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) prohibit trucks from carrying more than 80,000 pounds, there are many on the road that violates this rule. A standard passenger automobile weighs roughly 3,000 pounds, which is nothing in comparison. Because of that overwhelming disparity, passengers in standard cars often suffer severe or fatal injuries when involved in a crash with a large truck. Furthermore, some trucks carry hazardous and flammable materials, such as toxic chemicals. When those materials spill onto the road, they cause even more devastation through secondary injuries like respiratory complications and burns.
Truck accidents are not only more destructive than car accidents, the aftermath is more complicated as well. One apparent difference is the aggressiveness of the commercial truck insurance adjusters. Often, while you are on the way to the hospital in an ambulance, incapable of advocating for yourself, an adjuster or evaluator will appear on the scene of the truck accident to collect evidence and question witnesses.
Insurance companies don’t intend to seek the actual cause of the accident. They implement these aggressive tactics to find every weakness in your claim and ultimately reduce your compensation as much as possible.
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