Truck Accident Lawyers in Denver, Colorado

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Every year, semi-truck accidents leave thousands of people seriously injured across America. 18-wheeler accidents can be particularly devastating due to their substantial size compared to a standard car.  Unfortunately, in the event of a wreck, the passenger vehicle and its occupants often pay the price for the truck driver’s negligence. Injuries can range from whiplash, serious brain and spinal cord injuries, to even fatalities. That’s why it’s important to know Denver truck accident lawyers you can call in case of an accident.

Obtaining a fair amount of compensation in these types of cases can be quite a complex matter. If you have been injured in an 18-wheeler accident, it is critical to seek help from an experienced Denver truck accident attorney. A truck injury attorney can help you establish who was at fault, collect evidence, negotiate with the insurance companies, and work to ensure you get a fair settlement.

Call Zinda Law Group today at 800-863-5312 to receive your FREE consultation with a Denver Truck Accident Lawyer. Our trucking accident lawyers can help determine if you have a case and the best plan of action moving forward. As one of our clients, you will pay nothing unless we can win your semi-truck accident case.

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What to do After an 18-Wheeler or Truck Accident:

1. Seek Medical Attention

Trucking accidents often lead to serious injuries. Examples include broken bones, concussions, permanent or temporary paralysis, and even death. Even if you believe that you have not been seriously injured, the number one priority following a trucking accident should be to seek medical attention.

Calling for paramedics or an EMS team can help expedite your recovery process. Seeking medical attention may also reveal a latent injury. For instance, many victims of trucking accidents refuse or neglect to seek medical attention because they are not currently in any pain. However, the injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident may take hours or days to manifest. Seeking prompt and proper medical attention can thus help increase your chances of recovering as quickly as possible.

2. Report the Accident

After receiving medical attention, your next step should be to report the accident to the authorities. Filing a police report of the accident will create an official record and can be used advantageously to strengthen your case against the at-fault party.

When filling out the report, be sure to include as many details as you can remember, such as the date, time, and location of the accident, how the collision occurred, the injuries and vehicular damage sustained as a result of the crash, and whether there were any witnesses to the accident. Refrain from admitting any guilt or accepting any blame for the accident as such statements may be used against you to diminish or eliminate the value of your claim.

3. Document the Accident

A critical step in the post-accident process is to create a thorough and organized file of any document relating to the accident.

  • Make sure you get the name of the individual who is driving the truck, the company that owns the truck, as well as any witnesses. Don’t depend on the police report!
  • You also want to make sure, if you’re able, to take pictures because you may not be able to take them later

This file may be very helpful in establishing the value of your claim, thereby increasing your chances at receiving fair and just compensation for your injuries and damages.

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4. Contact a Denver Truck Accident Lawyer

Finally, you should contact a truck accident lawyer. An attorney will diligently review the facts of your case and begin working on a legal strategy to secure just compensation. Part of this process includes conducting investigations, gathering evidence, and speaking with witnesses. An attorney will also fight against insurance companies on your behalf to prevent the companies from paying less than what your claim is actually worth.

Call one of our experienced truck accident attorneys. Don’t depend on the trucking company’s insurance provider to tell you what your rights are. Their main interest is to save money. An attorney can inform you of what compensation you may be entitled to deserve.


Filing a Trucking Accident Claim in Denver

1. Call a Denver Truck Accident Lawyer

If you wish to file a lawsuit against a truck driver, trucking company, or insurance carrier, you first need to contact a truck accident lawyer. Because trucking accidents often involve complex legal issues such as negligence, contributory negligence, and vicarious liability, it is often a wise choice to consult with an experienced lawyer before making any big decisions. An attorney will meet with you to gather the facts and circumstances of your case. The lawyer will then initiate the formal process of filing a personal injury lawsuit.

2. Gathering Evidence

In many cases, evidence collection is the most time-consuming and difficult part of a Denver 18-wheeler case. Fortunately, many semi-trucks are equipped with “black box” recorders that collect data that might be useful as evidence. You may also need the assistance of an accident reconstruction specialist, police officers, and witnesses. To prove your damages, you might also need the opinion of doctors, vocational rehabilitation experts, and other parties. A Denver truck accident attorney at Zinda Law Group will know what evidence you need to gather and to help seek the best outcome for your case.

3. Investigation

In order to build the strength of your case, your attorney will need time to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter. This investigatory process may require interrogating the at-fault parties, speaking with witnesses to the accident, reviewing many documents, and formulating the best legal strategy for your case. This process also involves accounting for each of your damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, and property damage.

4. Case Settlement

After the investigation phase, it is possible that the at-fault party’s insurance company will attempt to settle your claim. This settlement process involves back-and-forth negotiations between you, your attorney, and the insurance company. During this process, your attorney will advocate on your behalf to get the insurance company to pay the full value of your claim. If the insurance company refuses to pay an amount that is fair or satisfactory, it may be necessary to litigate your claim in court.


Establishing Fault In Truck Accidents

Under Colorado law, your degree of fault in the accident must be less than 50 percent for you to recover damages. A driver can be at fault through either accident or omission, and through either intentional or negligent behavior. Common examples of truck driver negligence are driving under the influence, not following regulations, improper truck loading or maintenance, and distracted driving.

Although truck drivers are often blamed for causing a trucking accident, these drivers may not be only at-fault party.

Parties may be held legally liable for a victim’s injuries and damages have been:

Truck Driver

Truck drivers could be liable for an accident if they acted negligently or intentionally caused an accident. Examples of negligent behavior may include speeding, falling asleep at the wheel, or distracted driving.

Trucking Company

Trucking companies may also be held liable for trucking accidents. Common scenarios involve a company failing to properly hire or train a driver, overworking a driver, or neglecting to repair a worn-down vehicle.


A company that manufactured the vehicle or a component of the vehicle may also be held liable under proper circumstances. For instance, if the manufacturer supplied the trucking company with a defective piece of trucking equipment, and the accident was due to the malfunction of that piece of equipment, the manufacturer may be held liable for the accident.

Proving Truck Driver Negligence

In order to succeed on a lawsuit asserting a claim of negligence, a plaintiff typically must establish four essential elements:

  • the defendant owed a duty to the plaintiff;
  • the defendant breached the duty;
  • the plaintiff sustained damages; and
  • the plaintiff’s damages were caused by the defendant’s breach of duty.

In trucking accident cases, the duty element is typically established by asserting that the driver or trucking company owed a duty to adhere to the safety standards of professional truck drivers by safely operating and maintaining the vehicles. Various regulations and legislation will establish that the driver and trucking company owed this duty.

The damages element is also fairly easy to establish. Photographs of damaged vehicles and medical bills are often good evidence that a plaintiff has suffered damages.

Proving negligence or breach of duty may be trickier. In the simplest cases, negligence may be established by showing that the driver was intoxicated or that the driver ran a red light. However, such clear-cut evidence is not always available.

In these cases, thorough investigations into the accident may need to be conducted. For instance, it may be necessary to issue subpoenas for the trucking company’s drivers’ logs or safety regulations. Acquiring this evidence can help build a case that the driver or company made a negligent act or omission that ultimately led to the accident.

Similarly, witness statements may need to be taken. A witness to the accident may be able to testify that the driver made an errant maneuver which led to the collision.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents In Denver

Intoxicated/Distracted Driving

Although alcohol is involved in many traffic accidents, it is a relatively uncommon cause of 18-wheeler accidents.  This is because truckers can have their commercial driver’s license revoked if they are caught with a blood alcohol level even half as high as the legal limit for a driver of a car or light truck.  Since the revocation of a commercial driver’s license might cost a driver his livelihood, most drivers are very careful to avoid drinking and driving.  Nevertheless, some tractor-trailer accidents involve an intoxicated truck driver. However, far more common is distracted driving, which may involve the use of a cell phone while driving, typically texting while driving, as well as changing the radio station, checking the GPS, or doing anything that takes the driver’s attention off the road.

Driver Fatigue

Driver fatigue is a particularly acute problem in the truck driving industry, although now regulations exist to prevent truck drivers from logging so many hours that their driving ability is adversely affected.  Fatigue can impair a driver’s judgment and can cause a number of extremely dangerous situations, such as failing to turn headlights on at night, running stop lights, making improper lane changes, speeding, failing to check blind spots, and even falling asleep at the wheel.

Vehicle Malfunction

When vehicle malfunction causes the accident, the truck driver may or may not be partially at fault. For example, failure to promptly pull out of a skid caused by a tire blowout could result in shared liability if the driver was intoxicated, fatigued, or simply did not respond in a reasonable manner.  In addition to the driver, there could be a trucking company and/or mechanic as additional defendants.  While shared liability can give you multiple defendants to sue instead of one, it also can greatly complicate the resolution of an 18-wheeler truck accident case. In addition, to the extent that vehicle malfunction was a cause of the accident, it may be possible pursue liability against either a manufacturer or a seller of the product that malfunctioned (the tire manufacturer, for example, or even the truck dealer).  Although the “deep pockets” of product manufacturers and sellers often ensure that they will be able to pay a judgment against them, the existence of a corporate legal department can make negotiation or litigation against them imprudent without the assistance of experienced legal counsel.

Bad Weather

Bad weather is a common cause of 18-wheeler truck accidents. The identification of bad weather as a cause of the accident can be bad news for the plaintiff because this can make it difficult to prove that any party was actually at fault, rendering a damages recovery very difficult. Nevertheless, it is possible to establish liability if bad weather only contributed to the accident or if the driver did not respond appropriately to the changing weather conditions.  If the driver was speeding or following too closely, for example, and heavy rain increased the driver’s stopping distance, the driver will not necessarily be relieved of liability because he is expected to compensate for these factors with extra caution while he is on the road.


Just like regular motorists, truck drivers are susceptible to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Given the changing legal landscape of marijuana use in Colorado, it may be the case that more truck drivers are driving while under the influence of the drug. Whatever the case may be, alcohol and drug use can impair a driver’s focus and coordination, which may lead to a serious accident.

Lack of Training or Maintenance

Many times, the trucking company itself may be found to be the cause of an accident. Improper training of employees or failure to properly maintain a truck are two primary causes of trucking accidents. In these cases, the trucking company may be found to be negligent by not acting reasonably in providing proper training or keeping the vehicle in safe conditions.

Unsafe Driving/Road Rage

Although we would always like truck drivers to practice perfect driving, this is simply not the case. Truck drivers may speed, fail to use a turn signal, run a stop sign, or otherwise exhibit hazardous driving practices. Such practices may lead to an accident. Truck drivers are also on the road for many hours. Dealing with stop-and-go traffic or other unsafe motorists may lead to frustration in the form of road rage. This rage may boil over and lead a truck driver to negligently, or intentionally, cause an accident.

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I would like to recognize a fantastic attorney named Joe Caputo from Zinda Law Group. I was involved in an auto accident that had many complicated moving parts that were hard to navigate and understand as a victim. Joe was so gracious and spent quality time explaining what courses of action I needed to take as a victim to protect myself. Joe was also diligent in following up with me regarding my case and provided guides and checklists that were extremely helpful to keep things organized and moving. Joe was always readily available for my questions and responded promptly. Joe Caputo's excellent counsel ensured I protected myself when dealing with the opposing insurance company and ensured the best possible outcome for my case. Joe's expertise in personal injury lawsuits helped alleviate the stress and anxiety that follows the aftermath of an auto accident. Thanks again Joe! You are truly an amazing, kind person and attorney!
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My attorney was Christina , she and her team gave me the best outcome for my case .I am giving an honesty review at first I was very upset because I kept getting moved around and I never knew who I was talking to because they switch attorneys and kept changing my paralegals.. I was going to go with another law firm but Christina helped me with my case from then on out and she worked around my schedule to talk to me which I appreciate. Also my last law firm took 30 percent, and this one took 33 percent which I wasn’t to happy so just a heads up. Overall I rate this 4 stars cause I’m just happy the case is over with and I get to go back to my life.Update: I just received another call from my attorney and they have worked to negotiate my case with the billing and have put more money in my pocket. All the money that I had spent while working on the case has came back to me. I can fully move on and say that I have gain every penny that was lose during those hard times. I’m so happy and thankful to Zinda law group!!!!!!
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Joh Harper, Priyonka Bhikha, and the rest of the team gave my case a quick and satisfactory conclusion. The attorney, Mr. Harper did an absolutely amazing job keeping me on the same page as far as the case goes. Honestly, if anybody is hurt in a car wreck or another personal injury case, I WILL STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU SPEAK TO THEM.
I was in a motor vehicle collision about two years ago. From the minute I picked up the phone to speak with a representative to the case finally settling, it was a great experience. I worked with Burgess Williams and his team (Kathy, Ryan, and Linda) throughout the process. They were all very professional and helpful when I needed them the most.
Great Firm. I was in motorcycle accident- T-boned at a full stop with my daughter riding on back. Zinda's team was instantly responsive. Christina was very compassionate, organized and scheduled time before every legal event to discuss goals and overview. The process was 2 years but during that time the lawyers and staff (John and Shane were also great) were always available and understanding. The team is focused on doing what is right and by the book. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone who is suffering from a motorcycle accident.
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My team of lawyer were very professional and communicated extremely clearly. They kept me updated on their status and did not make me worry at all about my situation. They explained everything to me very well and put things into simple terms for my understanding. I am very satisfied with their performance.
I would recommend them to anyone that's been involved in an accident and feels skeptical in engaging an attorney.When one gets into an accident, you're traumatized, confused, angry and helpless.That was me last year, getting all kinds of advice becomes your next norm, to use or not to use an attorney.I was in so much pain from my injuries but at the same time knew I had to act fast.I called Zinda Law Group for consultation, they took my case seriously and treated me with respect, they were very professional and understanding.Elizabeth, kudos to you, you're true to your word, Integrity should be your last name.Jason Aldridge my attorney went to work immediately, he assured me that all be well and I should concentrate on my healing and he will do the rest. Thank your Sir, You did just that.His team, Mara, Zuleyma and Andrew, they all become my support system, so professional and lots of respect in each and everyphone call or email. Thank you guys.I would recommend anyone to use Zinda Law Group.
I honestly loved not dealing with the hospital bills while I was recuperating. It gave me peace of mind going through this process and Zinda took care of everything. They found awesome health providers for me and haven't had to worry about anything while they've been taking my case. I've been well informed, communicated with, responded to and understood by Zinda. They have been efficient and effective while working on my case and I'm so glad I choose to go with this law firm.
When I was injured in a car accident in March of 2020 the insurance companies were not concerned with my well being. I called Zinda Law group & spoke with Reagan, who went over my concerns & later had Jono contact me. After reviewing my information with Jono my case was immediately put in motion. I worked mainly with Sam Thomas who truly was a blessing to me, he was very supportive & genuinely concerned with my well being, everything wasn't simply about the case it was about me being healed & getting the proper treatment that I needed. Sam was also emotionally supportive when I went through several losses in my family & is a great friend. In all everyone was extremely supportive & all worked for me which was quite a different legal experience for me from Law groups in my past. I was well supported, always informed, treated with respect & made the priority in all decisions. Zinda Law Group made sure I was compensated completely & that I didn't have financial stresses over hospital bills after all was said & done. Sam, Katrina, Mary Catherine, Reagan & Jono I just want to thank you & all of Zinda for the incredible experience & the wonderful caring people that you all are, you are truly Golden in your field.
They helped me after I got into car accident, they are such a great professional business. I would honestly recommend them to anyone that would need help after a car accident for sure, they kept me up to date with everything that was happening on with my case. I had multiple people working on my said case and they were very professional and nice whenever they had called me and kept it very simple for me to understand what was actually going on. I'm extremely happy that I had found them and went with them to help me and I'm so thankful for them. 10/10 would recommend!
I am so glad I got in touch with Zinda! My car accident occurred just 4 days prior to moving, during the busiest week of the year at my job, and just a week before the quarantine was declared a new reality for all of us. Everyone at Zinda remained persistent, supportive, and most of all advocated for me throughout such a chaotic time. I’ll always be grateful for the care they took to make sure my health and well-being were taken care of. So super grateful to know that a split second mistake someone else made doesn’t have to dictate my life. Thanks!
My experience with Zinda Law Group was better than expected. After an accident that totalled my car, I reached out and was paired with a wonderful attorney. She communicated frequently and responded to my calls and texts in a timely manner. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and answered all of my questions. I was kept in the loop during every step of the process. I would call Zinda Law if I ever need this type of support again.
I had an excellent experience working with the attorneys at Zinda Law Group! They were knowledgeable, professional and patient. They walked me through every step of the long process of getting treatment after my car wreck and kept me updated with timeframes and next steps. I would absolutely recommend anyone working with them!
They helped me with so much! I had a dog bite happen 2019 and it was very heart breaking! This law group made everything so easy to help me through a rough time! John Rogers and Shane Eckert were very easy to talk to and open about if I needed to talk about frustrations I had with bills. Everything got closed before Christmas and I was so blessed! I highly recommend them no matter what! Thank you guys so much!
Zinda Law Group helped me with my personal injury case after an auto accident. I was hurt pretty badly and I wasn't sure which attorney to call, I looked at reviews for Zinda Law and called right away.Kaitlin Nares and her team were so responsive and helpful. Kaitlin called me right away and helped me navigate through a very difficult process and time in my life. Being hurt in a car accident changes you!!! My case settled for more than I thought it would, and a lot quicker. I know sometimes things are more complicated, but my case was settled in only 3 months after my accident. Mary-Catherine was also so helpful in making sure everything was finalized! I have referred two people who have recently been in auto accident because it's not IF, its WHEN these days... I usually don't write reviews unless I feel strongly about sharing my experience to help others! Thank you!!!
I ended up getting hit by a car when I was at school at the age of 17. My whole life ended up changing after that accident and because of family matters I wasn't able to get help till I was 18. I found Zinda law firm and I can swear to anyone these guys will help you! I thought I wasn't gonna get justice till the members of Zinda proved me wrong. They got me all the help I needed and Justice was served because of them. I will forever be grateful!
I was referred here by a family member. Our lawyer jason and his team did and amazing job. They kept me updated in everything made sure I understood what was going on. My son was hit by a van in the hospital jason came right over. He's awesome so much down to earth straight forward. I would recommend him and his firm to everyone and I have thank you zinda but most of all thank you Jason for being there for us for being a friend
Zinda Law Group was recommended to me from another satisfied client and I certainly received excellent service. The attorneys and staff are very proactive with communication and I knew every step of the way what was happening on my case. I never felt pressured with decision making and they went above & beyond to answer questions with satifactory explanations. This is a very professional group of attorneys & support staff. In addition, they were willing to meet me at a location more convenient for me. I appreciated their concern for my time.
Could not speak highly enough of the firm. I was involved in my first accident and thankfully had Zinda Law Group supporting me through the scary time. Jono took care of me every step of the way. He made me feel like I was a priority through the entire process. A big thank you to Jono and the rest of the Zinda crew!
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Collecting Compensation

Compensation for a serious semi-truck accident might amount to a six-figure sum. A large recovery is often appropriate, because an accident may cost you a lot in damages. ‘Damages’ is the term used to describe the different losses you have incured after an accident. The damages that may be awarded to a victim of a trucking accident are separated into two general categories: Economic damages and Non-economic damages.

Economic Damages

Economic damages are damages that can be quantified or calculated. The main components of economic damages related to trucking accidents include:

  • medical bills
  • lost income (present and future)
  • property damage

Medical bills include costs paid by the victim for services such as hospital stays, doctors’ appointments, medications, rehabilitation, and physical therapy.

The lost income component includes the time the victim missed from work due to the injury. If the injury prevents or impairs the victim’s ability to work beyond the date of the accident, lost income may also include the victim’s loss in earning capacity.

Property damage refers to damage inflicted to the victim’s vehicle and personal belongings.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are intangible losses, which are subjectively evaluated by the jury in a lawsuit. You need to account for all of your present and future damages when you file your trucking injury lawsuit because you will not be able to come back for more later on. Intangible damages are normally capped at $250,000.

Although this class of damages is often harder to quantify than economic damages, non-economic damages are often more valuable than economic damages. Types of non-economic damages may include:

  • pain and suffering
  • emotional distress
  • disfigurement
  • disability
  • loss of consortium.

Punitive damages are a separate component of damages that may be awarded not to compensate the victim, but to punish the at-fault party. Punitive damages are rare but may be awarded in cases where the at-fault party’s conduct was found to be especially reckless, wanton, egregious, or intentional. Punitive damages may also be awarded if the accident resulted in wrongful death. In such cases, punitive damages may be awarded to the victim’s surviving spouse or family members if the at-fault party’s conduct was found to be reckless, egregious, or intentional.

Statute of Limitations in Colorado

A “statute of limitations” is a legal time-limit on which a person must file a lawsuit. If a party fails to bring a claim within the applicable statute of limitations, that party is effectively barred from litigating the claim in court. Statutes of limitations vary from state to state.

In Colorado, there is a three-year statute of limitations for motor vehicle accident claims. This means that if you were hit by a truck, you must file a lawsuit against the at-fault party no later than three years from the date of the collision.

If the accident resulted in the death of an individual, the surviving family members of the decedent may pursue a wrongful death claim. In Colorado, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim is two years from the date of the person’s death.

In cases of trucking accidents involving injury to a child, the statute of limitations is “tolled,” or extended, until the child reaches the age of eighteen. The child then has three years from that date to file a lawsuit.

It is recommended you seek help from a trucking accident attorney early on to ensure evidence is not lost and there are no common mistakes that could damage your case.

Types of Truck Accident Claims

Trucking accidents are not limited to rear-end collisions or sideswipes. Rather, trucking accidents, and the claims that follow come in many forms. Listed below are just some of the more common types of truck accident claims.

Blind-Spot Collisions

Truck drivers must deal with very large blind spots. Sometimes, the drivers fail to see a passing vehicle driving in the blind spot. This failure to notice a passing vehicle may lead to a collision between the two automobiles, or even to a multi-car accident.


Jackknifing occurs when a truck driver brakes hard and suddenly. When this happens, the great momentum of the vehicle causes the trailer portion to slide or skid outward to either direction, creating a 90-degree angle to the truck’s cab. The flailing trailer may collide with another vehicle or vehicles, causing substantial damage.


If a truck driver somehow loses control of the vehicle, perhaps because of a sudden stop or swerve, the truck may roll over onto its side and slide into nearby traffic. This can lead to significant damage to nearby motorists.

Rear-end Collisions

A truck driver may also rear-end another vehicle. This may happen due to the enormous weight of large trucks. Unlike fender-benders between two non-commercial vehicles, a rear-end trucking accident may lead to a totaled vehicle.

Wide Turns

Wide turn accidents most frequently occur when a truck driver is attempting to make a right-hand turn. In order to make the turn, the driver will often swing the truck to the left to create a better turning angle. However, this maneuver may result in the truck colliding with an unsuspecting vehicle on its left-hand side.

Lost Load Accidents

Lost load accidents occur when the freight on a truck is improperly loaded or secured. Negligent acts such as these may lead to objects flying off the truck’s cargo bed, putting nearby motorists at great risk.

Head-On Collisions/T-Bone Collisions

Head on collisions and T-Bone collisions between a truck and a regular car are not uncommon and can lead to severe and possibly fatal consequences.

Get Help From a Denver Truck Injury Attorney Today

The Colorado trucking accident attorneys at Zinda Law Group are here to help you get justice and seek maximum compensation for your injuries. A semi-truck accident can be very serious and result in expensive hospital bills, loss of wages, suffering, and more. Our Denver truck lawyers will help protect your rights and get the justice you deserve.

Our attorneys are on standby and ready to help with your semi-truck injury case so you can focus on what is most important: your recovery. Call 888-345-9407 today for a free consultation with one of our experienced 18-wheeler injury lawyers.


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