Frisco, CO – Four Injured in Semi-Truck Crash on I-70
Frisco, CO (September 4, 2020) – A truck accident near Silverthorne sent four victims to area hospitals, including two children, on Friday morning. On September 4, the Colorado State Patrol responded to the scene of a crash on Interstate 70.
Reports provided by authorities show that a driver in a flatbed trailer lost their brakes while traveling on the intersection just west of the Eisenhower Tunnel. As a result, the semi-truck crashed into three other vehicles, including two Jeeps. The semi-truck and a second vehicle both went off the road as a result of the crash. Both vehicles sustained severe damages. The driver of the semi-truck was seriously injured in the accident. A woman and her two children were also injured. All four victims were transported to area hospitals for treatment. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Colorado
Every year, more than 500,000 commercial vehicle accidents happen throughout the United States. Although more than 400,000 of these accidents result in only property damages, there are more than 180,000 people who are left injured. Semi-truck accidents not only result in extensive damages to other vehicles, but many victims are left with catastrophic injuries. People involved in truck accidents are particularly vulnerable to suffering life-altering injuries. Traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries often require extensive hospitalization and result in overwhelming pain and suffering. To make matters even worse, numerous victims involved in these collisions never fully recover.
The aftermath of a truck accident can seem extremely overwhelming. Many victims are unaware of the legal options available to them. Rather than trying to navigate the legal system alone, victims should reach out to lawyers in Denver, Colorado to protect their legal rights and get the justice they deserve. Depending on the circumstances, victims may be able to obtain compensation from those at-fault to help alleviate the costs of medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and a variety of other financial burdens they face in the aftermath of an accident. An attorney can work with you to determine what legal options are possible for your claim moving forward. In many cases, victims are able to obtain compensation for those at fault to help cover medical costs and a variety of other economic and non-economic expenses they face moving forward.
Burg Simpson is dedicated to assisting victims in the aftermath of motor vehicle accidents. Our personal injury attorneys in Colorado strive to help victims collect full and fair compensation so they can get the medical treatment they need and cover their financial expenses moving forward. Our team has extensive experience with investigating accidents, negotiating settlements, and litigating in court against parties who refuse to take responsibility. Contact our lawyers in Denver, Colorado at (888) 895-2080 to see how we can help you. Schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience with our Colorado truck accident attorneys to review the circumstances surrounding your accident so we can see what legal options are available to help you recover.
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