Commercial trucks go by many different names—tractor-trailer, big rig, semi-truck, and 18 wheelers. They all basically describe the same thing: a large vehicle that transports goods around Colorado and to other states in the nation.

If you have collided with a big rig, contact a Telluride truck accident lawyer today. Obtaining fair compensation is never easy, especially when a truck company is on the other side. Fortunately, we can help smooth out the process and construct a powerful case on your behalf.


Types of Truck Accidents

Our clients have been injured in many types of collisions, including:

  • Overrides
  • Underrides
  • Head-on collisions
  • Tire blowouts
  • Rollovers
  • Jackknifes

Each case is different, but most accidents are caused by careless or even outright reckless drivers. Many truckers are too tired to drive safely, or else they are using drugs and alcohol. Other truckers are distracted by cell phones or other electronics. When drivers fail to use reasonable care, they can be held responsible for an accident.


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Your Right to Compensation

Whenever a truck driver or truck company is to blame, you can sue them for compensation. Our Telluride truck accident lawyers seek full compensatory damages for our clients’ losses, including:

  • Medical care
  • Lost income/wages
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering

To understand how much you might receive, contact an attorney as soon as possible to review. Generally, the more serious your injuries, the more compensation you can receive in a settlement. But every case is different. Obtaining high-quality medical evidence is often vital to a successful claim.

Why You Need a Telluride Truck Accident Lawyer

Making a claim is harder than many people realize. Our clients struggle with painful injuries, such as fractures, back injuries, or concussions. These injuries sideline many people who need to be collecting evidence for their case.

Truck companies employ dozens of lawyers to represent them following a wreck. These attorneys, along with insurance companies, vigorously defend all claims and lawsuits. They will make it very hard to get the full compensation you are entitled to. Please contact our Telluride truck accident lawyer for assistance.

Do Not Settle for Too Little Compensation

It is no exaggeration that many truck companies will offer peanuts to injured victims, discounting their pain and suffering. We have heard of people with multiple fractures and a concussion being offered only a few thousand dollars.

To receive a fair settlement, our clients must fully document their injuries. This includes keeping detailed medical records, prescription drug information, and medical bills. If you are struggling with pain, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder, then you need to document your emotional distress as well.

A lawyer is an excellent asset during this difficult time. Our lawyers will handle all communication between you and the other side. We will also collect evidence that shows the truck driver and/or trucking company is to blame. When truck companies refuse to settle, we will also prepare to go to court.

Speak with a Telluride Truck Accident Lawyer

The lawyers at Cimarron Ridge Legal Group stand ready and willing to assist in any way possible. To talk about your case, give us a call to schedule a free consultation. We do everything we can to ensure you and your family are taken care of following a devastating truck accident.

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