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Lakewood Truck Accident Lawyers
With years of experience representing clients in truck accident cases throughout the United States with a focus in Texas and Louisiana, we know the devastation that catastrophic collisions cause victims and their families.
Accidents involving 18-wheelers and other large commercial trucks often leave victims suffering from permanent and debilitating injuries. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration stated that 4,761 people were tragically killed in fatal large truck crashes throughout the United States in 2017. It is unfortunate that the total number of people dying every year from truck accidents continue to rise since 2014.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured or tragically killed in a truck accident, you should seek professional legal help with knowledge and experience to handle your case. When you hire us to represent you, we will help you seek compensation for:
- Medical, therapy and prescription costs
- Lost income and earning capacity
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life and impairments to your family relationships
- Other physical, financial and emotional harm
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The Tragic Truck Accident in Lakewood, Colorado
On Thursday, April 25, 2019, the tragic accident occurred on Interstate 70 near Denver, Colorado. Around 4:50 PM, a truck driver plowed into stopped traffic hitting 28 vehicles; as a result, the driver failed to slow down to prevent the tragic accident. At least 10 people were taken to hospitals with unknown injuries, at least 4 of them were tragically killed.
The Texas truck driver, Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, thought he was going to die and closed his eyes before his semi-truck slammed into stopped traffic, igniting a massive fatal fire in Lakewood, Colorado, authorities said.
Investigators say Aguilera-Mederos told them he was driving at 85 mph when the brakes failed. He allegedly tried to pull over to the shoulder to avoid stopped traffic but another semi had stopped there, an arrest affidavit shows.
How to get compensation for trucking related injuries?
Let a Lakewood Truck Accident Lawyer Help You Today!
Most truck accident victims do not realize the full scope of their losses. This is true in cases involving both severe injuries and wrongful death. Colorado law allows accident victims (including family members in fatal accidents) to recover not only their direct expenses but compensation for the physical and emotional effects of the crash as well. In many cases, this can result in substantial financial recovery.
Our Lakewood truck accident attorneys at Morrow & Sheppard LLP represent victims of truck accidents throughout the United States with a focus in Texas and Louisiana. If you would like to speak with an attorney about your case, please call our office at 800-489-2216 or tell us about the accident online so that we can schedule your free consultation. We provide free in-home and hospital visits to those who need it.
To learn answers to some of the most common trucking accident questions, visit our Common Questions section. If you would like to learn more about your legal rights, contact us for a free consultation today.
No Fee Unless We Win
At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we understand the hardships injured workers or victims and their loved ones face as they try to heal and make sense of their accident. That’s why we work on a contingency-fee basis, which means no fee unless we win your case. Our fee is a percentage of the verdict or settlement we obtain for you.