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An accident with a commercial vehicle can be devastating. Injuries sustained in these accidents are often severe and may lead to chronic disabilities and even death. The average automobile only weighs 3000 pounds, while the average fully loaded large commercial truck can weigh over 80,000 pounds. As a result, when you collide with a large commercial truck (such as an 18 wheeler or semi truck), the damage sustained is disastrous.

If you or a loved one is involved in a commercial vehicle accident, contact a personal injury attorney immediately to determine if you are entitled to compensation. . In the State of Colorado and in Colorado Springs, the driver who is responsible for the accident is also responsible for any damages or injuries that resulted from their negligence. Commercial vehicles have to abide by numerous federal and state regulations; most notable is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (49 C.F.R. §§ 350-399). Your attorney can help decide whether the driver violated any of these regulations, making them the responsible party in your accident

In Colorado Springs, and all throughout El Paso County, the weather can be hazardous at times. During these hazardous conditions, drivers of commercial vehicles are warned to exercise extra caution while driving. In addition, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has strict laws governing how many hours a truck driver may be on duty. In order to tighten delivery times, increase profits and decrease costs, drivers are often urged to break these laws. In fact, driver fatigue accounts for almost 40% of all truck accidents. If the driver of the commercial vehicle was not driving cautiously or was driving recklessly, you may be entitled to full compensation.

A Colorado Springs personal injury attorney will examine the accident carefully to determine who is responsible. Trucking experts may be used to help recreate the accident and aide when filing your personal injury claim. Trucking companies aggressively defend their drivers in an attempt to minimize their responsibility and decrease their financial settlements. They may offer victims a settlement package in exchange for dropping all legal action. While the settlement package may seem reasonable, they are usually a fraction of what you deserve and will not usually pay for any long-term medical care, lost wages or other damages that occur down the line. Your Colorado Springs personal injury attorney will deal directly with the company and with their insurance companies to ensure that all of your medical and financial needs are met after the accident and that you receive the appropriate compensation you deserve.

Please call Colorado Springs Personal Injury Lawyer Sarah Christensen now to talk about your case. She can be reached by phone at 719-634-7770.

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