Semi trucks are the kings of the road. Their massive bulk, however, puts the driver in the cab, as well as others on the road, at a higher risk for an accident.
Truck accidents can be devastating events. One wrong move by a driver, a malfunction with the tractor, or a road defect, can instantly cause havoc on a Colorado highway.
Semi Truck Crash in Genesee, Colorado
One truck driver was injured in an accident at the bottom of I-70 at Floyd Hill on Sept. 1. The semi truck and trailer were hauling a load of corn. Two lanes of traffic were blocked; both were shut down.
The driver, thankfully, suffered only minor injuries. The exact cause of the accident was not reported, but cleanup crews did spend time cleaning up ears of corn off the roadway.
Dangers of Semi Accidents
Trucking accidents can change someone’s life in an instant. In 2013, large trucks were involved in 51 fatal crashes in Colorado. That was 8.1 percent of all fatal accidents in the nation, according to the National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration.
Sadly, nearly 17 percent of all large-truck drivers involved in fatal accidents had at least one prior speeding conviction.
Contact an Experienced Semi Accident Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured in a truck accident, you may not know where to turn. How will I pay for my medical bills? How do I make ends meet if I have to miss work? How do I get my life back on track after this unexpected accident?
An experienced Denver truck accident injury attorney can address these questions, giving you confidence that you and your family can make the right decisions for your well-being.
Reach out to The Law Offices of Dianne L. Sawaya LLC today to speak with an experienced truck accident injury lawyer.
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