Wyoming Truck Accident Lawyers
While Wyoming does not have the heavy congestion Colorado drivers are used to around Denver and other major cities, shipping and drilling traffic is ubiquitous along the I-25, Route 85, and I-80 corridors. Quite simply, I-80 is an extremely dangerous highway caused by the large number of semis and heavy equipment barreling through at high rates of speed, a set of bad circumstances that is sometimes made worse with high winds. Cars, RVs and other passenger vehicles don't stand a chance in a collision with a large semi-truck, and if you are unlucky enough to be hit, you need legal representation you can trust.
If you are injured in a trucking accident in Wyoming but are a Colorado resident, our Wyoming truck accident lawyers can help you pursue compensation. Reach out to Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC today at (303) 543-1000 for a free consultation.You Can Seek Compensation for Your Wyoming Truck Injury
Even if you're injured in Wyoming, it's reasonable to want an attorney from your home state of Colorado. With so much traffic between the two states, it's not unusual for individuals seeking compensation for a Wyoming accident to work with a Colorado attorney. Our Colorado personal injury lawyers have experience assisting injury victims after big truck accidents in Wyoming. Our partners, Brian Bradford and Jason Levy, have personal experience suing large trucking companies and their insurance carriers, and we can likely help you. We also have personally traveled I-80 numerous times to access Wyoming's beautiful parks and historic towns, so we can empathize with the frightening experience on I-80 you may have had.Damages You Can Claim After a Wyoming Truck Accident
When you suffer injuries due to someone else's wrongful or negligent behavior, you should not have to suffer the consequences alone. The truck accident attorneys at Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC can help you negotiate a fair settlement to hold the at-fault parties responsible. Damages you could claim after a Wyoming truck crash include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of use
- Reduced quality of life
- Hospital bills
- Medical costs
- Lost or reduced income
- Property damage
We can seek compensation from both the at-fault party's insurance carrier and your own, depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident. Our goal is to ensure that you have the financial support you need to recover from your injuries and move forward with your life. Let us handle the stressful dealings with the insurance companies so that you can focus on getting better.The Insurance Company May Push Back
When you experience a truck accident in Wyoming, the insurance company will ask for proof of fault and damage evaluations. Their goal is to provide you with the smallest possible settlement offer to save money. Rather than taking the lowball offers, let the truck collision injury lawyers at Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC negotiate on your behalf.
Our dedicated legal team has honed its negotiating skills over the past 60 years. We know the insurance company's tactics and exactly how to counter them to ensure the best possible settlement value. While we can never guarantee a specific outcome, you can rest assured that our Wyoming truck accident attorneys will fight for your legal right to fair compensation against even the largest insurance carriers.What Our Attorneys Can Do For Your Wyoming Truck Accident Case
With over two decades of combined experience, our team of injury lawyers has successfully protected the legal rights of car and truck accident injury victims in Colorado and beyond. We handle the negotiations and legal work, while you rest and recover from your injuries.
Truck accidents can be especially debilitating, with long-term consequences affecting your ability to work and enjoy your life. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, we can seek the maximum settlement value you need to heal and move forward with your life. We can:
- Help you optimize how your crash-related bills are paid
- Obtain police reports, photos, videos, and other evidence to show the accident's cause and severity
- Compile medical bills, repair invoices, expert opinions, and other proof to establish the value of your claim
- Submit demand letters to all appropriate insurance companies
- Field all letters, emails, and phone calls regarding your claim
- Negotiate with the insurance company to seek the highest possible settlement value
As you recover from your Wyoming truck collision, you don't need to worry about how to cover legal fees. We know how hard it can be to face the financial fallout of a truck accident, which is why we represent our truck injury clients on contingency. Rather than charging you up front for attorneys' fees, we simply retain an agreed percentage of your settlement once we win your claim.Wyoming Roads Can Be Hazardous
The highways and interstates of Wyoming are major shipping routes that run from the West Coast to the Midwest. Colorado residents use the same roads to travel to and through Wyoming for both business and pleasure.
Wyoming roads have a reputation for high-speeds and bad weather. Inclement conditions can be so dangerous that Wyoming authorities sometimes shut down the highways to prevent trucks from rolling over. Drivers unfamiliar with the area can easily find themselves in a dangerous crash with one of the many tractor-trailers passing through the region. In September 2022, two semis collided outside of Cheyenne, WY, on I-80. The resulting fire claimed two people and injured a third, according KGAB AM 650.Causes of Wyoming Truck Accidents
The Wyoming Department of Transportation (DOT) 2020 Traffic Crash Report states that approximately 33% of drivers involved in Wyoming traffic accidents were from another state or territory. Distracted drivers, steep mountain roads, and extreme weather all combine to create dangerous conditions for Colorado drivers on the road.
Common causes of truck crashes in Wyoming include:
- Distracted driving
- Animal on the road
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- Farm equipment
- Inclement weather
- Missed traffic signs or signals
- Inexperienced or unlicensed drivers
- Aggressive driving or road rage
According to the same report, Wyoming saw 335 injury crashes involving medium to heavy trucks over 10,000 lbs. in just one year, including 55 fatalities. Due to their superior height, size, and weight, 18-wheelers are more likely to cause severe and fatal injuries in accidents with passenger vehicles.
If you are a Colorado resident who was injured in a semi-truck collision in Wyoming, our attorneys can help you seek compensation.Contact Cook Bradford & Levy, LLC for Help With Your Wyoming Truck Accident Claim
At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, we are committed to protecting your legal right to fair compensation after a Wyoming truck accident. If you are a Colorado resident who was injured in a Wyoming truck crash, we are the local law firm that can represent your interests. Reach out to our legal team today or call (303) 543-1000 for a free consultation. Our truck accident injury lawyers can review your claim and develop a plan to move forward.