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blue semi driving down a country road | Trucking Accidents in ArvadaIn 2016, there were nearly 4,000 trucking accidents on U.S. roads. While at first glance, it may seem like these accidents were the fault of either the car or truck driver, in reality, there may be multiple parties to blame for trucking accidents.

Whenever a fully loaded big rig heads out on the open road, there are numerous parties involved. The truck manufacturer who produced the truck, the shipping company who packed and loaded the truck, the trucking company who maintains the truck and hires the drivers, and lastly, the truck driver who operates the truck are all involved in getting that truck out on the road. As such, when that truck collides with another vehicle, any one of those parties could be to blame for the accident. It is important to remember, however, that not all trucking accidents are the fault of the truck – distracted or reckless auto drivers are also to blame for many of these serious and fatal trucking accidents.

Who Could be At Fault for a Trucking Accident?

  • Truck driver – The truck driver may be held liable if he or she was driving in an unsafe manner, driving while distracted, driving while fatigued or driving while under the influence.
  • Trucking company – The trucking company may be liable if they failed to conduct a proper background check on the driver, or failed to ensure the driver was properly trained.
  • Truck maintenance company – the company responsible for maintaining the vehicle could be liable if the accident was the result of a preventable mechanical failure. Sometimes this is the trucking company and sometimes this is a third party.
  • Shipping or loading company –  or the loading company could be liable if the accident was caused by improperly secured cargo.
  • Truck manufacturer – the manufacturer of the truck or the truck parts could be held liable if the accident was the result of a truck part defect.

When establishing liability, it is important to conduct a complete and thorough investigation to determine who is truly to blame. In some cases, there may be multiple parties to blame. The truck’s black box (which records the speed the truck was traveling, whether or not the brakes were applied prior to the accident and many more important details) can be extremely important in proving your commercial truck accident claim.

Contact Our Arvada Trucking Accident Lawyers

The personal injury and car accident attorneys of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C.If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident and needs to know more about trucking accidents in Arvada, Northglenn, Thornton, or anywhere in Northern Colorado, our experienced attorneys can help answer your questions, and let you know what your legal options are. At Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., our committed trucking accident lawyers are dedicated to the belief that everyone deserves justice. Contact us at (303) 423-1770 or (866) 385-3505.

We have extensive experience representing injured accident victims in Broomfield, Arvada, Superior, Lafayette, Louisville, Erie, Brighton, Commerce City, Northglenn, Westminster, Thornton, Longmont, and throughout Colorado.

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