Large commercial trucks are abundant on the roadways in and around Breckenridge. These vehicles provide valuable services to our residents and visitors. Unfortunately, accidents involving commercial trucks often result in devastating injuries for drivers and passengers in traditional vehicles. At The O’Sullivan Law Firm, our team is here to help if you need a Breckenridge truck accident attorney by your side. We have the resources necessary to fully investigate these claims and stand up to aggressive insurance carriers and trucking companies. Let us help you secure the compensation you need today.
Why Choose The O’Sullivan Law Firm for Help?
At The O’Sullivan Law Firm, our team has a track record of success helping victims involved in complex vehicle accident claims, including those involving commercial trucks.
We get results for our clients and are successful in 99 percent of our cases.
We take truck accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that our clients will not have to worry about paying legal fees until after we obtain the compensation they need.
What Will a Breckenridge Truck Accident Lawyer Do?
The role of a truck accident lawyer is multifaceted but will begin with gathering all of the evidence needed to show what happened in the case. This will include a variety of evidence, including:
The truck’s electronic control module (ECM)
The driver’s electronic logging device (ELD)
Maintenance and inspection records of the truck company
Video surveillance of the incident
Photographs taken after the crash occurred
Statements from eyewitnesses
The police report
Mobile device data
While gathering and preserving the evidence needed to prove what happened, an attorney will ensure their client is evaluated by a trusted medical professional who can treat their injuries and help calculate total expected losses. An attorney will engage in good faith negotiations with all parties in an attempt to reach a fair settlement, but they will also fully prepare to take the case to trial, if necessary.
Who Will Be Liable for a Breckenridge Truck Accident Case?
There may be various parties that can be held liable in the aftermath of a truck crash in Breckenridge. When investigating these cases, we often discover that they are caused by the actions of a truck driver or the trucking company.
Truck drivers regularly cause accidents if they engage in the following types of behaviors:
Failing to follow traffic laws
Driving too fast for conditions
Failing to yield the right of way
Failing to inspect the truck before their shift
Willfully violating federal hours of service requirements
Operating the vehicle while distracted by their phone or another device
Operating while impaired by alcohol or drugs
If a truck driver is found to have caused a crash, it is likely that the truck company they work for will be held liable, so long as their actions occurred when they were performing job-related duties. Additionally, truck companies could be held responsible for their own actions, including the following:
Inadequate hiring practices/failing to conduct background checks on drivers
Not properly training each new driver
Failing to ensure trucks are regularly inspected and maintained
Encouraging drivers to operate longer hours or overload their vehicles
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in an accident caused by the actions of a commercial truck driver or trucking company, turn to The O’Sullivan Law Firm for help today. Our personal injury lawyers understand how devastating these incidents can be, and we have the resources necessary to help you secure full compensation for losses. This can include coverage of your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering damages, property damage expenses, and more. When you need a Breckenridge truck accident lawyer, you can contact us online or call us at (303) 388-5304 for a free consultation.