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Longmont, Colorado Truck Accident Attorneys Seek Maximum Compensation for Truck Accidents

Established law firm marshals resources for complex litigation

If you’ve sustained severe injuries in a tractor-trailer accident, you might think that laws requiring carriers to have high levels of insurance will help you obtain a swift and fair settlement. Unfortunately, insurance companies are more concerned with their shareholders and their bottom line. To secure full and fair compensation, you need knowledgeable and experienced legal representation. Flanders, Elsberg, Herber & Dunn, LLC has been assisting injured Coloradans since 1871. As local counsel in the Longmont area, we provide distinct advantages for our clients, including close, personal service and an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of insurance law. As our long record of success illustrates, we have the resources to challenge much larger insurance defense law firms and maximize recovery for our clients.

Experience with a variety of commercial truck accidents in Colorado

Truck accidents require thorough investigation. It’s vital to have an attorney who understands the possible accident scenarios.  The types of truck accidents we’ve managed include:

  • Truck rollovers — The most common type of truck accident results when the driver makes too sharp a turn and improperly loaded cargo causes the trailer to tip over.
  • Brake malfunction — Truck air brakes must be properly maintained. A heavy truck rolling down a steep grade puts enormous pressure on the brakes.
  • Jackknife — When a tractor trailer brakes suddenly, the trailer can swing forward, sweeping into adjacent lances.
  • Tire blowout — Tire failure can make a commercial truck less stable.
  • Underride — When a semi-truck brakes, a small passenger car that does not stop in time can slide under the truck’s carriage so the rear bumper of the truck makes direct contact with the windshield of the car.
  • Lost load — Cargo that is not sealed within the truck or properly tied down can fall onto the road, creating a dangerous hazard.
  • Truck Driver Tunnel Vision — Driver can’t see beyond what is right in front of them, such as construction zones, stopped traffic, changing weather or driving conditions.

Determining fault in Colorado truck accidents

As with a car accident, your attorney must show that someone other than you is mostly responsible for the accident. Examples of truck driver or truck company fault include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Driver use of drugs or alcohol
  • Distracted driving
  • Faulty truck maintenance
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Unbalance weight load

After a thorough investigation, your attorney might also trace fault back to the government body responsible for constructing or maintaining the highway, the truck manufacturer or the driver of another passenger car. At Flanders, Elsberg, Herber & Dunn, LLC, we pursue every possibility so that you can obtain full compensation.

Contact an established Longmont, CO law firm for your truck accident claim

Flanders, Elsberg, Herber & Dunn, LLC began helping injured Coloradans in 1871 and continues to deliver exemplary client service. See the difference that our knowledgeable, local attorneys can make in resolving your truck accident claim. Call us at 303.569.6513 or contact our Longmont office online.

Attorney photo John C. Flanders partner

John was a two sport athlete at Stanford University, graduating in 1967. He graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1970 and has practiced law in his hometown of Longmont for more than 40 years.

Attorney photo R. Lee Elsberg partner

Lee's work at his dad's furniture store instilled in him a desire to help small-business owners, which he has been doing in Longmont for more than 30 years...

Attorney photo Mark A. Herber partner

Licensed in CO, OK and TX, Mark litigates across several areas of the law, notably representing businesses in suits against local, state and federal government entities....

Attorney photo Scott W. Dunn partner

Scott began his legal career as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps, primarily serving as defense counsel in courts martial. He is active in numerous civic...

Attorney photo Elizabeth A. Raba associate

After distinguishing herself as a student at the University of Colorado Law School, Liz clerked at the Boulder District Court, then built a thriving family law...

Attorney photo Crystal M. Mitchell associate

As a senior associate, Crystal has authored several publications on real estate law, construction and litigation for the National Business Institute, which the Colorado Bar. ..

Attorney photo Theodore J. Finn associate

A lifetime Longmont resident, Ted primarily practices family law and personal injury. A skilled litigator, Ted personally manages all components: initial investigation, evaluation, motions, discovery, mediation and trial.

Attorney photo Elizabeth A. Montague associate

Since joining the firm in 2004, Beth has focused her practice on estate and trust planning, probate administration, taxation, business planning and real estate.

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