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Rollover Truck Accidents in Loveland

Because they are much longer, heavier, and taller than a car, tractor-trailers are much more difficult to operate safely even with significant training and expertise. A truck is more likely than a car to flip onto its side or roll over onto its roof, often because its operator took a turn too quickly or lost traction with the road.

Rollover truck accidents in Loveland have the potential to damage multiple vehicles at once and cause serious injuries to everyone inside those cars. When you are hurt in a wreck like this, understanding your legal rights with guidance from a knowledgeable truck accident attorney could make a world of difference in what your life looks like in the future.

Recovering for Long-Term Effects of a Rollover Truck Crash

A truck that rolls onto its side or roof can slide for hundreds of feet, often traveling at or close to highway speed, before coming to a stop. Any vehicle in its way may wind up being hit with nearly the full force of an 80,000-pound vehicle. This can lead to debilitating injuries for people in the crash, which means it is important for civil claims from rollover truck wrecks in Loveland to account for both past and future losses.

Depending on the circumstances, a claim may incorporate both economic and non-economic forms of harm like:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Lost quality/enjoyment of life
  • Emotional anguish and psychological distress
  • Emergency medical expenses and expected costs of future care
  • Lost working capacity, income, and/or benefits like health insurance
  • Vehicle replacement or repair costs and other personal property damage

State law places “caps” on how much money personal injury plaintiffs can recover for non-economic damages like physical pain and emotional anguish, which an attorney can explain in more detail.

Getting Around Legal and Procedural Obstacles

One potential roadblock to getting paid fairly after being hurt in a Loveland rollover truck accident is “comparative fault,” the degree to which an injured person caused their own injuries through negligence. When a court believes someone hurt in a wreck was violating traffic law or acting irresponsibly prior to the wreck, the court may reduce their total compensation or deny them compensation entirely per Colorado Revised Statutes § 13-21-111.

People injured in a truck accident have a maximum of three years to file suit after the date of their accident per C.R.S. § 13-80-101. While this is slightly longer than the two-year filing period that applies to most other personal injury cases, an injured person should still contact a seasoned legal professional and start building a claim sooner rather than later after a rollover truck wreck.

Contact a Loveland Attorney Following a Rollover Truck Accident

When trucks roll over on highways, they commonly take several other cars off the road with them. When you were one of the unfortunate people in the wrong place at the wrong time during a crash, you may have grounds to take legal action against the truck driver, their employer, and everyone else who played a role in causing the accident.

You may have trouble getting paid what you deserve for your damages when you try to pursue your case alone, but fortunately, you do not have to. Call today to learn how a capable lawyer could help you in the wake of a rollover truck accident in Loveland.

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