Semi-Truck Accidents


BOULDER COUNTY SEMI-TRUCK ATTORNEY

Located in Boulder; Licensed in Colorado, Louisiana, and Texas

-A Message from Chris Parks:

“Two years ago, I sat with a Trucker over dinner to prepare him for his deposition the next day.  We just visited the scene of his accident where he turned left on a highway with 80,000 pounds of frack sand in his trailer…in the middle of the night.  The next thing he knew, his trailer was flying sideways.  Until an attorney has represented a truck driver in a three truck accident involving serious injuries and extensive property damage, it is hard for him to understand the nuances of a trucking case.

In my 30 years of practicing law, 28 of them have been dedicated exclusively to representing the injured, but my time working for insurance companies gave me a graduate-level education that I could not have achieved by any other means.  If you have been injured in an 18 wheeler accident, I urge you to find a lawyer that understands and appreciates what it takes to defend a trucker, trucking company, or a trucking insurance company.    I have that level of experience, I know the trucking business, and I know how the other side thinks.  I will be happy to talk to you about your case, free of charge.  My guess is, I can help you.”

Give me a call right now at (720) 663-1864 to see what your case is worth.  There is no charge for the call and you will not be obligated to hire us.  We’re also happy to give a second opinion.

WHAT DOES A SEMI-TRUCK ATTORNEY DO?

Semi-Truck attorneys do the same thing that other personal injury attorneys do when representing a client, they fight to get you the money you deserve.  They use their knowledge of the law and previous cases to prove what your case is really worth to either an insurance company or a court.     

Chris Parks has experience on both sides of the court room, representing injured people for 30 years, but also occasionally representing insurance companies in cases involving trucking accidents and serious premises liability claims.  His insider knowledge gives him an advantage by knowing how the other side thinks.  Most importantly, his goal is to make your life as stress-free as possible the minute he accepts your case.  Chris deals with the insurance company of the person who is responsible for the accident and takes care of your case — while you focus on healing.

CHRIS’S APPROACH TO TRUCKING ACCIDENTS

The legal process of filing an accident involving an 18-wheeler crash claim begins with collecting evidence, including obtaining the police report, gathering pictures from the scene, gathering medical records, and getting statements from witnesses.  Time is of the essence and Chris starts working on your case aggressively as soon as you hire him.

In most cases, a demand letter is sent to the insurance company proposing a settlement.  The demand letter highlights the fault of the parties and explains why you are entitled to be compensated.  It also outlines current and future medical expenses, lost wages and general damages such as pain and suffering. 

If both parties can not reach an agreement on the amount of a settlement, a lawsuit is filed.  After the filing of a suit, the discovery process begins.  Discovery usually consists of interrogatories (which are written questions that must be answered under oath), requests for the production of documents and depositions.  Depending on the case, there are often additional items of discovery such as expert witness depositions, site inspections, and expert testing.  The goal of a lawsuit is to ultimately resolve your case for the amount it is worth.  Settlement negotiations often continue throughout the process.  However if the case cannot be resolved, you have a right to a trial by jury and you should hire an experienced lawyer to represent you in that trial.  You should hire Chris Parks.

Economic Damages

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Property/Vehicle damage
  • Lost wages and future lost income

Non-Economic Damages

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of Affection or Companionship

Types of Trucking Cases Chris takes

  • Head-on collisions
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Any vehicle accidents including Motorcycle, ATV, Bicycle, Train/Auto, and  18-wheeler/Semi-Truck,

WHAT TO DO AFTER A TRUCKING ACCIDENT 

  1. Keep calm. Make sure everyone is okay.
  2. Call the Police or an ambulance if someone is hurt.
  3. Take pictures of the accident scene for evidence.
  4. Collect information such as names, numbers and addresses of all the eyewitnesses. (Be sure to get cell phone numbers.)
  5. Obtain a police report and write down the report number or Officer’s name.
  6. Do not admit fault or make statements about who caused the accident. 

CALL A COLORADO SEMI-TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

If you or a loved one were in a trucking accident, Chris Parks P.C. can help you get the settlement you deserve. Call (720) 663-1864 to discuss your case with us right now.  We offer free case evaluations.