Brighton Colorado Car Accident Lawyers
Brighton, Colorado is a thriving suburb of about 30,000 residents to the north of Denver where the industries of agriculture, energy, and transportation form the backbone of the community. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, we understand that while many Colorado communities have allowed their farmland to be developed, the Brighton area is still home to a significant number of active farms providing produce to Colorado and other states. Brighton’s robust network of roads highlighted by Highway 7, Highway 85, E-470, and I-76 not only allows produce and industrial products to get to market, but they allow Brighton’s residents to commute to jobs in Denver, Lafayette, Longmont, and Denver International Airport, as well as the natural wonders of Barr Lake State Park. An experienced Brighton car accident attorney also understands that Brighton’s roads are where many serious car accidents happen on a daily basis. If you have been in a car accident in Brighton, Colorado, we encourage you to reach out to the Brighton car accident lawyers at Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, who can help you recover your medical expenses, lost wages, damages for physical impairment, and emotional losses such as pain and suffering.
At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, we know that car accidents come in all sizes, from large truck accidents to collisions with pedestrians. Because Brighton is a hub of industry, an experienced Brighton car accident attorney would expect to see a higher number of car accidents involving tractor trailers, 18-wheelers, and other commercial vehicles. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, we have extensive experience in helping clients who have been seriously injured or killed in accidents with large commercial vehicles. After a crash involving a commercial vehicle it is essential to act quickly to preserve the evidence in your case, and we highly recommend hiring an experienced Brighton car accident lawyer to protect your rights.Evidence Preservation and Using Experts in a Trucking Accident
A knowledgeable Brighton car accident lawyer knows that tractor trailers and many other commercial vehicles are required to keep data about the crash. Not only do most commercial vehicles have GPS units, but they have “black-boxes,” and other onboard computing equipment that can shed valuable information about what the truck driver was doing before, during, and after the crash. In addition, commercial vehicles are governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), and their Colorado equivalents.
A Brighton car accident attorney’s first step in representing you should be to send a letter of representation to the trucking company advising them that a claim will be made and that all evidence should be preserved. This commonly called an “evidence preservation letter.” An experienced Brighton car accident lawyer will be able to demand that the trucking company produce and save all of the data required to be produced by the FMCSRs, any electronic GPS or “black-box,” as well as training manuals to make sure the truck driver was operating the commercial vehicle safely. An “evidence preservation letter” is critical to a trucking case, because if it turns out that the trucking company is careless or destroys critical data a judge can punish them for doing so. While the lawyers at Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, are experienced in reviewing and getting the necessary data from the trucking company, a good Brighton car accident attorney will also rely on a trucking expert who has specific experience operating commercial vehicles and complying with State and Federal regulations. An expert in safe trucking practices will also help the insurance company and/or a jury understand the safety rules that the truck driver violated.Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC will Advance all Expert Costs in Your Case
A Brighton car accident lawyer knows that the cost of hiring a trucking expert is high. However, at Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, we want our clients to understand that our law firm is financially strong, and as a result, we can advance the costs of hiring an expert. This means that our clients will not pay for the cost of using an expert until the case is settled, when the expert cost is deducted from any recovery made. As experienced and successful Brighton car accident lawyers, we are prepared to stand with and protect our clients who have been injured or killed in a crash with a large truck or other commercial vehicle. We have experience standing up to the world’s largest truck insurance companies and insurance carriers and are ready to bring our experience to bear for you.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a commercial truck driver, we encourage you to reach out to the Brighton car accident lawyers at Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC for a free consultation at 303-543-1000.