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If you or someone you loved was injured in a commercial truck accident, you deserve to receive full compensation for your injuries. Contact a Boulder truck accident attorney at Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C today by calling 303-447-1144.

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Semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and other commercial trucks are some of the largest and heaviest vehicles on the road, with some reaching 80 feet in length and weighing up to 80,000 pounds. Needless to say, when a large truck is involved in an accident, victims often suffer extremely serious personal injuries.

Those injured in a truck accident may be eligible for financial compensation from the truck driver, the trucking company, or their insurance companies. By contacting a truck accident lawyer, Boulder area residents can learn more about the recovery process and their rights.

At Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C., we have extensive experience representing accident victims in truck accident claims. We also help grieving families seek justice after the loss of a loved one due to a truck driver’s negligence. Our Boulder truck accident attorneys provide each of our clients with individualized attention at every step of the process throughout your personal injury case.

Nikki Nicholaou was incredibly helpful and responsive. I felt very comfortable with my case in her hands, which was a great decision because she won me a settlement before we had to go to court
Veronica Blake
Veronica Blake
Highly recommended.
Andy B
Andy B
One day in June, 2019, our world was turned upside down. My husband was nearly killed by a motorist while riding his bicycle. He was lucky to come away from the accident with “only” a neck broken in 5 places, facing surgery and a long two-year recovery period. His extreme pain, our anger, and the total shock of the event overwhelmed us. We decided to focus all our energy on his healing. Dealing with the insurance company was more than we could handle. So, a little investigation brought us to Sloat & Nicholson. During the first phone conversation, Randy Nicholson explained that we could not only file a claim against the driver’s insurance, but also against our Underinsured Motorist insurance. Randy also explained that it was likely that he would have to fight Mike’s health insurance which would certainly ask to be totally reimbursed for their expenses. We’d learned that it was a bigger issue than we’d expected, but we knew we had found someone who could help us, and that has a great relief. After that first call, and in the subsequent months of meeting with Randy and his team, we knew we’d made the best possible decision. Randy got the full claim against the driver’s insurance. He convinced our health insurance that they had no standing in filing a claim against us. We didn’t have to pay them anything. And he negotiated with our Underinsured Motorist insurance and got the full claim against them as well. It was not easy, and Randy worked hard. He completely relieved us of a ton of stress. He kept us informed each step of the way. Every time we worked with him and his team, we became more and more convinced that we’d made the right decision. We were so glad we found Sloat and Nicholson. After the accident, we felt like the world was against us. The court system totally dropped the ball, and we constantly had to fight back our anger at the driver and the judge. But we had Randy Nicholson and his team on our side, and we are forever grateful to all of them.
midge castillo
midge castillo
I was in a car accident and needed legal advice. Robert Hoover was both professional and informative! He was so helpful, and I would recommend him to anyone. I also appreciated his Christian perspective!
colleen G.
colleen G.
I was a case form many years ago Gerald handled everything completely professionally there is not one thing I would do differently My case was complicated but the end result was everything that I was entitled to! If your case is in his practice area I highly recommend a phone call consultation or visit to his office. You won't be disappointed his years of experience knowledge and fair treatment of his clients would not be more apparent!
Adam Townson
Adam Townson
Jerry Sloat and his staff treated our family with great respect and helped us to receive compensation for the injuries, pain and suffering we incurred during a car accident. We owe him so much and are truly grateful that we stopped trying to deal with the insurance company and allowed Jerry and his wonderful team of professional to take care of everything for us.
Leonard Romano
Leonard Romano
Gerry Sloat was amazing, after my car wreck I was at a loss on what was going on. I didn't know the process or what to even expect. I turned to him because he was the only one willing to take the time and speak with me to answer all my questions. My insurance company wouldn't even call me back to answer my question of what was happening. Gerry took quite a bit of time explaining the different aspects of the insurance and the other driver and the county issues that I didn't even know where separate, he really set my mind at ease with my mind running with all of the "what ifs" I now know where I stand and what to expect going further and can now make informed decisions on what I need to be prepared for what lies ahead! Thank you again Mr Sloat!
landa raddon
landa raddon
Gerry Sloat was a very skilled and helpful attorney when I needed one to negotiate a settlement for many, many medical bills resulting from a head on collision. What impressed me most was his fair handedness in dealing with us, but also with dealing with the other parties involved. Further, since the accident a half dozen years ago, he has been more than helpful in answering questions about all matters of the law, and seems to genuinely enjoy hearing from me when I call. A stellar human and an outstandingly thorough attorney.
Bonnie Carol
Bonnie Carol
Ever since I started working with with Robert Hoover it's been more like working with family he's taking the time to get to know me and my family on a personal level the office staff know by name and they are the best
Jason Swartz
Jason Swartz

Causes of Truck Accidents

In some ways, the causes of truck accidents parallel those of other motor vehicle accidents. However, certain aspects of the trucking industry create additional risks. There are also rules and regulations specific to the trucking industry that must be adhered to. The most common causes of truck accidents include the following:

Drowsy Driving

Most trucking companies pay drivers according to the number of miles they travel. While this makes sense on some level, it also incentivizes truck drivers to cover as much ground as possible. To maximize their compensation, truck drivers will often stay on the road even when the signs of fatigue set in.

This places everyone on the road at risk, as studies have shown that drowsy drivers experience similar effects as those under the influence of alcohol.

To combat the risks of drowsy driving among truck drivers, the federal government imposes strict rest requirements. Truck drivers are responsible for keeping a rest log, documenting the time they spend resting and between longer trips. However, some truck drivers may falsify rest logs to appear as though they are compliant.

An experienced Boulder truck accident lawyer can help accident victims identify any red flags regarding falsified rest logs.

Impaired Driving

Truck drivers are aware of the dangers of fatigued driving. To combat the effects of fatigue or boredom, some truck drivers may rely on illegal or over-the-counter drugs. While these substances may temporarily increase a driver’s awareness, they can also affect their judgment and reaction time.

Additionally, as the effects of the drug wear off, truck drivers may experience extreme fatigue.

Equipment Malfunctions

Large commercial vehicles rely on many complex systems working in tandem. If any system fails—due to a defective part, for example—it can result in the driver losing control of their rig. Truck drivers must conduct regular inspections of their vehicles and maintain logs of all maintenance performed to ensure that all critical components work properly and are in good repair.

This includes:

  • Tires,
  • Brakes,
  • Lights,
  • Steering mechanisms,
  • Trailer hitches, and
  • Underride guards.

Depending on the nature of the equipment malfunction, the manufacturer of the defective part may also be liable for an accident victim’s injuries. A truck accident attorney will be able to investigate whether an equipment malfunction is a factor in your accident.

These are just a few of the most common causes of semi-truck accidents. Anyone injured in an accident with a semi-truck or other vehicle should reach out to a dedicated Boulder truck accident lawyer to discuss their rights.

Common Injuries in Truck Accidents

Semi-truck collisions can cause several kinds of significant injuries. After suffering injuries in a truck accident, you want a top-notch attorney. A Boulder truck accident lawyer at Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C. can help you recover the compensation you need.

Internal Injuries

A semi-truck collision can have an intense impact. This can potentially cause significant internal injuries. Some internal injuries a person may sustain include:

  • Injuries to organs,
  • Internal bleeding, and
  • Pneumothorax (collapsed lung).

If you have suffered injuries, seek medical care right away. Even if you think you aren’t injured, internal injuries can go unnoticed with no symptoms. An experienced medical professional can ensure that you have no hidden injuries. When you are ready to file your claim, our firm’s Boulder truck accident attorney can assist you.

Spinal Cord Injuries

It is also possible to suffer a spinal cord injury in a truck accident. These injuries can make it difficult for victims to participate in everyday activities. Spinal cord injuries a person may experience might involve the following:

  • Herniated discs,
  • Degenerative spinal disorders, and
  • Fractured vertebrae.

Spinal cord injuries often need long-term treatment, such as physical therapy and medication. It is critical to start treatment immediately after a spinal cord injury. Our attorneys at Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C. can help you recover damages for lost wages, medical bills, and more. Do not hesitate to reach out to us for more details.

Types of Truck Accidents

Large commercial trucks can be hazardous, and truck accidents can take place in many ways. In 2020 alone, 147,000 individuals suffered injuries in large truck crashes, according to data from the National Safety Council. Let’s look at some of the most common kinds of truck collisions.

T-Bone Accidents

A T-bone collision takes place when a truck slams into one side of a motor vehicle. The name “T-bone” is due to the fact that the two vehicles form a “T” shape upon impact. If you have sustained injuries due to another person’s negligence, contact us for more guidance.

Spilled Cargo Accidents

A spilled cargo accident can occur when cargo is poorly secured or not balanced. There can be multiple potentially liable parties in this type of accident. These may include the trucker and cargo loading company, for instance.

Damages in a Boulder Truck Accident Lawsuit

Truck accidents often cause severe injuries. After an accident, victims may face long recovery periods. Hospital stays turn into follow-up doctors’ appointments and lengthy courses of physical or occupational therapy. During this time, you may not be able to work, which can add to your financial stress.

By bringing a truck accident lawsuit, you can recover compensation for your economic and non-economic damages resulting from the accident. Like many states, there is no cap on the amount of economic damages an accident victim can recover.

However, for any claims arising after January 1, 2020, non-economic damages are capped at $613,760.00 unless you can prove by clear and convincing evidence that an increase is justified. If so, the maximum amount of non-economic damages available will be $1,227.530.00. Colorado’s caps on non-economic damages are adjusted for inflation every two years. For claims arising prior to January 1, 2020, the caps are lower.

Economic and non-economic damages in a truck accident lawsuit may include:

  • Medical bills,
  • Future medical expenses,
  • Rehabilitation costs,
  • Pain and suffering,
  • Emotional distress, and
  • Loss of enjoyment of life.

By contacting a dedicated commercial truck accident lawyer, Boulder residents can identify the full extent of their damages. That way, you know what to expect through the negotiation process, ensuring that the insurance company isn’t able to take advantage of you.

Statute of Limitations

You must file your claim within the time period set forth in the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations refers to the time period within which you can file a lawsuit. Once this time frame passes, filing a claim becomes immensely complicated. In Colorado, you will have three years to file your claim after a truck accident.

Truck Accident FAQs

We have collected this list of the most frequently asked questions regarding truck accidents. For more information, please get in touch with a lawyer at our firm.

Why Do I Need a Lawyer That’s Familiar with Truck Accidents?

A truck accident lawyer in Boulder is immensely helpful when filing a claim for compensation. A truck collision attorney is a specific type of personal injury attorney who is well-versed in dealing with the unique issues involved in truck accident cases. These professionals understand the complexities of safety regulations and theories of liability that apply to truck drivers and trucking companies.

What Proof Do I Need to File a Truck Accident Claim?

After a truck collision, you should collect evidence with the help of a truck accident attorney in Boulder. Some proof you might need includes alcohol and drug test results, truck inspection reports, or other relevant truck company records. Our skillful lawyers can assist you in gathering this and other evidence you might need.

How Long Do I Have to File a Truck Accident Claim?

As noted above, if you experienced injuries in a truck collision, you will have three years to file your claim. It is vital that you meet the statute of limitations when filing your claim. The “clock” for this deadline starts ticking on the date of the accident.

Contact a Compassionate Boulder 18-Wheeler Accident Attorney at Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C.

If you or a loved one recently suffered serious injuries in a truck accident, Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C. is here to help. Our attorneys have more than 100 years of experience successfully obtaining fair compensation for our injured clients. We take as much time as necessary to understand the impact that the accident had on your life.

To learn more and to schedule a free consultation with a Boulder truck accident attorney, give Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C. a call at 303-447-1144 today. You can also connect with us through our online contact form.

We represent clients throughout Boulder and the surrounding areas. And because we accept all truck accident cases on a contingency basis, we will not ask you to pay for any of our legal services unless we can recover compensation on your behalf.

Our experienced lawyers also handle clients with other types of cases, including:


In all matters involving personal injury it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and file a lawsuit prior to the deadline imposed by the Statute of Limitations. If you or a loved one is a victim of personal injuries, call Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C. now at 800-873-3202 or submit a simple Case Review Form. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a Contingent Fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Don’t delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.

The above is not legal advice. That can only come from a qualified attorney who is familiar with all the facts and circumstances of a particular, specific case and the relevant law.