Commercial trucks like semis and 18 wheelers can be seen at all hours of the day and night crossing Colorado on their way to distant points in the nation. These trucks, which can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, are deadly when they collide with motorists in smaller vehicles.

At Cimarron Ridge Legal Group, our team has helped men and women injured in truck accidents. If you are negotiating with an insurance company, or if you have questions, please contact us. One of our Glenwood Springs truck accident lawyers will be happy to explain the process for obtaining compensation.


Truck Accident Injuries: Serious and Long-Lasting

Because these trucks are so heavy, tractor-trailers can cause devastating injuries to victims. Our clients have suffered from:

  • Contusions, strains, and sprains
  • Fractures
  • Nerve damage
  • Cuts, lacerations, and abrasions
  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Slipped discs
  • Organ damage
  • Spinal cord injury

Unfortunately, many people also die after an accident with a big truck. Please immediately get to the hospital for medical assistance.


“I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Martin on several occasions and have been extremely pleased with my experiences. He is professional, efficient and knowledgeable. He is truly an asset to have on your side when it comes to navigating the legal world.”

Donald V.

“I have used Dan Shaffer as counsel for myself and my family for over 10 years. He always returns my calls and emails. He and his staff really seem to care about their work and clients. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services to anyone with serious legal problems. ”

JK - 2018

“Mr. Martin has been a huge help to me in navigating a wide range of legal issues in both my personal and professional life. His wide-ranging knowledge and exceptional legal expertise have made him an incredible resource, and his personal approach and sense of humor have made him a real friend.”

Bryan M.

“My family sought Mr. Shaffer’s services for our daughter who was facing very serious charges. He was thoughtful and compassionate throughout her cases and helped us understand what was happening as every turn. I would strongly recommend his services to anyone with serious legal problems.”

Traci C. - 2016

“I have been represented by Brent Martin on a number of matters. In each case, Brent’s work was timely, efficient and showed an excellent grasp on both the law and the facts at issue. He was available when I needed him and was very good at explaining the often complex issues involved. I highly recommend Brent and his firm.”

Michael L.

“If you are looking for an attorney, Daniel Shaffer is excellent. He is not only highly effective and bright, but is also a thoughtful and caring individual. Dan’s legal expertise has helped me and my family immensely, and we couldn’t be more grateful. He and his team are wonderful to work with!”

J and G H - 2017

A Victim’s Right to Fair Compensation

Our clients can receive money damages for a variety of losses. Each case is different, but we have obtained the following for many of our injured clients:

  • Medical care, including surgery and rehabilitation
  • Lost income or wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability

Truck companies and their insurers are not eager to offer a fair settlement. Instead, they often minimize our client’s injuries or attempt to shrug off liability for the accident altogether. Victims who do not have a lawyer are at a decided disadvantage when negotiating a settlement. Never expect the other side to treat you fairly. Instead, contact one of our Glenwood Springs truck accident lawyers today.

What to Do after an Accident

Truck companies typically send an investigator out to the crash scene within an hour. They begin to collect evidence to use in the case.

We recommend that victims take the following steps to preserve their rights:

  • Call the police to come to the scene of the accident
  • Take pictures of your vehicle, the truck, and the surrounding area (such as skid marks or the debris field)
  • Swap personal and insurance information with the truck driver
  • Identify any witnesses and get their contact information

Ideally, you will not give a recorded statement to the insurance company, either at the scene or in the days or weeks that follow. Instead, reach out to an attorney.

Why Truck Accidents are Different from Car Accidents

There are many differences. More money is in play, for one. Our clients typically suffer more serious injuries, so they can demand more compensation.

Trucking companies are more aggressive at defending themselves. They have the most powerful insurance companies in the state representing them, and they know how to play hardball.

In some accidents, the truck driver and truck company live in a different state. Coordinating a lawsuit and communication is difficult. It is best to have an attorney handle all communication for you.

Work with Our Glenwood Springs Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck accidents are tough to recover from. They cost a considerable sum of money, and few people have the resources to afford medical care on their own. To give yourself the best chance of receiving a settlement, call (970) 644-5194  and speak with the team at Cimarron Ridge Legal Group to schedule a free consultation.

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