Denver Truck Accident FAQ
If you’ve been injured in a Denver truck accident, you may need money to cover your medical expenses and other losses. A lawsuit may be on your mind, but moving forward with a claim can be easier said than done. It’s understandable to have questions about your case if you’ve never taken legal action before.
At Justice for Colorado, we offer free consultations for potential clients like you so we can ease your concerns before you feel pressure to commit to legal representation. We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions below, but if you need the help of a Denver truck accident lawyer, you can reach out to our team.
How long do I have to file a truck accident claim in Denver?
Colorado has a statute of limitations of two years for personal injury lawsuits. The state gives you two years from when your truck accident occurred to file a claim if you want the court to hear your case and to potentially win a settlement for your damages.
What if I was partially at fault for my truck accident?
Colorado has a modified comparative negligence law that allows all victims the right to file lawsuits and recover compensation after a truck accident as long as they were less than 50 percent at fault for causing the accident. If you were less than 50 percent at fault for your truck accident, you can file a claim; however, the court will deduct your percentage of fault from your settlement.
How much is my truck accident claim worth?
To determine the value of your claim, your lawyer will assess your percentage of fault and identify all other at-fault parties. You then must calculate the value of your damages. You can deduct your percentage of fault from the value of your damages to determine your claim’s final value.
Do I have to go to court for my Denver truck accident claim?
It’s possible to settle your case in pretrial mediation; however, if the defendant in your case refuses to settle for a reasonable amount of money, then trial may be necessary.
Who should I sue for damages after my Denver truck accident?
If the truck driver was at fault for your accident, it’s possible to sue them personally or sue the company they work for. If a truck malfunction caused your accident, you can sue the truck manufacturer. If the truck’s cargo caused your wreck, you may be able to sue the cargo loading company. Knowing who to sue depends on the cause of your truck accident.
Consult a Denver Truck Accident Attorney
An experienced attorney can support you as you fight for the settlement you deserve after your Denver truck accident. To discuss your case in a free consultation with a Denver truck accident lawyer from Justice for Colorado, fill out the contact form below or call 303-647-9691.