Semi truck (a.k.a. tractor trailer) accidents are among the most devastating types of traffic accidents that occur because of the sheer size and weight of these commercial vehicles. What can make semi truck accidents that much more severe and deadly is semi trucks may have been traveling at faster speeds prior to the accident and/or when smaller passenger vehicles, motorcyclists and/or pedestrians were involved in the collision.

While the impacts of semi truck / tractor trailer accidents can be as physically and emotionally catastrophic as they may be financially distressing, it’s important for semi truck accident victims to know that:

  • When any type of negligence has contributed to semi truck  / tractor trailer accidents, victims will likely have claims to compensation for their injuries and losses.
  • Colorado Springs Semi Truck Accident Attorneys with Shakeshaft-Gorman Law Firm, LLP are ready to defend victims’ rights and help them secure the full amount of compensation to which they are entitled.

Negligence and Semi Truck Accidents

After truck accidents, Colorado Springs Truck Accident Attorney Kenneth Shakeshaft can help defend victims’ rights and get them the compensation they deserve.

After semi truck accidents, Colorado Springs Truck Accident Attorneys at Shakeshaft-Gorman Law Firm, LLP can help defend victims’ rights and get them the compensation they deserve.

Some of the most common types of negligence that are often involved in semi truck accidents include (but are exclusive to):

  • Semi Truck driver negligence – Not every trucker is as responsible, alert or attentive as he should be. In fact, some specific ways in which truck drivers may be negligent and, as a result, cause semi truck accidents include by:

o   Driving while fatigued

o   Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs

o   Driving while distracted

o   Failing to obey traffic laws when driving.

  • Other driver negligence – Truckers may not be the only motorists on the road who are less than responsible, sober and/or careful. Any other driver may also act negligently (as described above) and, in turn, cause truck accidents.
  • Trucking company negligence – In some cases, the negligence of a trucking company that employs a negligent driver and/or that owns a poorly maintained semi  truck can be held liable for compensating victims of truck accidents. While failing to screen or train truckers is a common form of trucking company negligence that can factor into truck accidents, so too is failing to abide by any federal and/or state trucking regulation.

The Colorado Springs Semi Truck Accident Attorney at Shakeshaft-Gorman Law Firm, LLP

Have you or a loved one been hurt in a semi truck accident? If so, Colorado Springs Semi Truck Accident Attorneys with Shakeshaft-Gorman Law Firm, LLP is ready to stand up for your rights and help you recover financially. Since 1982, Shakeshaft-Gorman Law Firm, LLP has been providing people injured in semi truck accidents with superior legal service, helping them stand up to insurance companies and large corporations alike.

While you can trust the legal team at Shakeshaft-Gorman Law Firm, LLP to always fight for your rights to compensation and justice, you can also rely on them and all of the legal professionals to help you secure the maximum possible compensation for your losses and injuries.

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