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Representing truck accident victims in Colorado

As Colorado drivers can see every day on the state's roads and highways, plenty of commercial trucks haul large volumes of goodsand materials from place to place. Although truck accidents are less common than traffic accidents involving other motor vehicles, when they do occur the results can be devastating, especially at high speeds and when cars and pickup trucks and other small motor vehicles are involved. In many cases, occupants in other vehicles are injured or killed. Some of those who are injured face lifelong challenges in recovering.

New Technology Aims to Prevent Rear-End Truck Accidents

Autonomous technology has ushered in some amazing innovations aimed at preventing crashes and injuries - as well as saving lives. While the makers of passenger vehicles have been at the cutting edge of developing and testing out this technology, commercial vehicle makers are also joining the effort.

How can I file a successful truck accident lawsuit?

Motor vehicle accidents in Colorado can be devastating financially, physically and emotionally. Truck accidents in particular can be especially catastrophic. Commercial trucks, such as a dump truck or a big rig, are often large in size and fully loaded, making them 25 times the weight of the average passenger vehicle. Accidents involving these trucks are likely to involve serious injuries and fatalities.

New technology combats truck driver fatigue

Every year, numerous truck accidents are attributed to driver fatigue. While federal regulations limit the number of hours a driver can log each day, not all truck drivers follow these regulations. Some trucking companies enforce strict delivery deadlines that compel drivers to stay on the road even if they are too tired to drive safely. As a result, many people are severely injured and killed in accidents every year.Fortunately, new technology may be able to prevent a number of these truck accidents. About 12 years ago, an Australian company developed a new system that monitors eye and face movements. A sensor can detect certain movements, such as prolonged eyelid closure, which fall under the category of drowsy or fatigued driving.

Truck accident figures increase nationwide

For many Colorado truck drivers, driving a large vehicle with an equally massive load of cargo are reasons enough to be extra cautious. However, there are still some drivers who take these facts lightly, which, unfortunately, result in numerous truck accidents. And, according to the latest statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association, truck accidents have become a growing and disturbing trend, not just for Colorado residents, but for everyone else in the nation as well.

When can employers be held liable for truck accidents?

Denver motorists know that truck accidents are among the deadliest types of motor vehicle accidents on Colorado roads. They may also know that after someone else is injured in a truck accident caused by a truck driver's negligence, the driver may be held liable for damages. What they may not know is that in many cases, the trucking company may be held liable, as well.

Truck fails to yield, causes fatal accident north of Denver

Driving a truck takes considerable skill and sound decision making. Unlike other vehicles, trucks are much more difficult to steer because of their enormous size. Trucks also cannot stop immediately, so it is always best for truck drivers to practice extra caution. Otherwise, truck drivers may causetruck accidents that will not only result in injuries for everyone involved, but may also result in fatalities. A recent truck accident that occurred north of Denver, Colorado illustrates this problem.

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