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Truck accidents resulting in death could spawn lawsuits

The amount of any money judgment awarded in a wrongful death lawsuit filed after a fatal Colorado traffic accident typically depends on the specifics of the accident and the extent of the damages documented. Truck accidents are often fatal, simply because of the greater mass of the vehicle when compared to others on the roads. Drivers believed responsible for fatal truck accidents, as well as their employers, find themselves defending against civil claims for both economic and non-economic losses.

Fatalities are the sad results of some truck accidents

Truck accidents that result in fatalities happen much too often. Sometimes they are the fault of the truck drivers, sometimes they result from weather conditions, and sometimes they are caused by the vehicles with which the trucks collided. The size and weight of large trucks mean the damage in truck accidents can be horrific. A recent truck accident in Colorado Springs resulted in a fatality.

Truck accidents can cause catastrophic damage

Truck accidents with such large vehicles as 18-wheeled semis can be harrowing experiences. Those types of truck accidents can result in major damage to other vehicles and to people. Troopers with the Colorado State Patrol reported a recent accident involving one of those semis and a pickup truck.

Federal safety violations and the issue of negligence

In our last post, we mentioned that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is preparing to establish a new regulation which will require manufacturers of large trucks to include electronic stability control system for all new vehicles manufactured after August 2017. The regulation is the latest addition to the corpus of federal regulations addressing the issue of trucking safety.  

Electronic stability control to be required on new trucks

Roadway accidents can be classified into a number of different ways. Regardless of the type of roadway accident you are talking about, though, more needs to be done to reduce such accidents. Roughly 300 drivers die and 3,000 are injured every year due to rollover crashes, which involve, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 2012, over half of fatal accidents were due to rollover crashes.

Holding truck drivers and trucking companies liable for negligence

Trucking safety is an important issue when it comes to improving the rate of traffic fatalities. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, a total of 3,921 individuals were killed in 2012 in accidents involving large trucks, and another 104,000 were injured. Clearly, work needs to be done in this area.

Colorado truck accident hurts several after blown tire

A number of factors can lead to a truck accident. Even though there are a variety of factors that can contribute, a truck accident is often preventable. It's important for Colorado drivers to properly maintain their vehicles for their safety and the safety of others. In one such event, an accident took place after a truck blew a tire.

Guilty verdict in fatal truck accident involving cyclist

A jury in Boulder County, Colorado has issued a guilty verdict in a trial against a man accused of hitting and killing a bicyclist almost two years ago. The conclusion of the trial comes as a relief to many who have followed the case, and who have hoped that justice would be served in the matter. The fatal truck accident left a 73-year-old cycling enthusiast dead, and has outraged many in the cycling community.

Colorado truck accident kills driver, construction worker

A multi-vehicle highway collision is one of the most frightening events that many drivers can imagine. The chain reaction caused by one vehicle can have devastating consequences to other drivers and passengers who just happen to be on the same stretch of road when events take a turn for the worse. Many in Colorado are aware of a terrible truck accident that recently took place on Highway 69 near Westcliffe.

Colorado car-truck accident kills 3, injures 1

When it comes to automotive crashes, not all are equal. In an encounter between a car and a tractor-trailer, there can be little doubt as to which vehicle will typically come out on the losing end. However, even when a driver is in a large commercial tractor-trailer, serious injury can still result. A recent truck accident in Colorado provides an example of the tragic results that can come from a highway collision.

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