Injury Attorney Richard DehnckeLegal practice emphasizes traumatic brain injury, spinal injuries, RSD, and wrongful death.
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Richard J. Dehncke

Richard J. Dehncke
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Richard Dehncke has the distinct honor of being recognized as one of Colorado’s Super Lawyers. Injury Attorney Richard Dehncke has proudly represented seriously injured persons and their families confidently, competently, and compassionately for 30 years. His legal practice emphasizes traumatic brain injury, spinal injuries, RSD, and wrongful death. A graduate of the University of Michigan and University of Denver College of Law, Mr. Dehncke has attended the prestigious Harvard Law School Center for Legal Negotiation. He is an instructor with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Memberships include the Brain Injury Association of Colorado, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and Colorado Bar Association. He has been awarded the highest national AV rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

 


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  Big Rig Accident Injury Attorney

Semi-trucks and big rigs traveling across the continental United States often travel through Colorado on route to their destination. As a result, Colorado highways are busy with commercial traffic and eighteen wheelers, adding to the traffic congestion. The average fully loaded big rig can weigh over 80,000 pounds, while the average automobile only weighs a whopping 3000 pounds. If you are involved in an accident with a semi-truck or big rig, the results can be catastrophic. Injuries and damages can be overwhelming to both you and your loved ones, causing a lifetime of pain and disabilities.

In Colorado, the weather is often unpredictable and hazardous weather conditions can make for dangerous driving conditions. During hazardous weather conditions, drivers who operate commercial big rigs and semi-trucks are warned to take extra precautions while driving. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has placed specific laws to ensure that these semi-trucks and big rigs use extra caution while sharing America's roadways. Regulations are in effect that govern the amount of hours a truck driver may be on duty, reducing the risk of driver fatigue. Unfortunately, in order to increase profits and decrease costs, many companies urge their drivers to routinely break these laws and drive for excessive lengths of time. Driver fatigue accounts for almost 40% of all trucking accidents and can unnecessarily place you and your loved ones in harm's way.

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident with a commercial big rig or semi-truck, contact a personal injury attorney immediately. Your personal injury attorney will need to examine the accident carefully to fully determine who is at fault for the accident. He may need to enlist the aide of trucking experts, accident re-creators and medical experts to ensure that every aspect of the accident is covered. If the truck driver or trucking company violated any of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (49 C.F.R. §§ 350-399), they may be held responsible for the accident and any injuries that resulted.

Trucking companies will aggressively defend their drivers and attempt to minimize their financial responsibility. Our office has handled many large trucking cases with substantial recoveries for our seriously injured clients. Trucking companies are aggressive in seeking to settle with injured people and their families, often before these families have gotten responsible and experienced legal counsel. It is critical to contact a qualified lawyer as soon as possible following a collision as vital evidence may be lost, and only with guidance of an experienced lawyer can you be sure your rights are being preserved. Your personal injury attorney will fight for your rights to obtain all the compensation you need to fully recover from your accident.

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Colorado Personal Injury Attorney - Additional Practice Areas

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Big Rig Accident Attorney

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The Colorado Personal Injury Law Offices of Richard J. Dehncke serves all of Colorado including the residents of cities such as Denver, Aurora, Brighton, Parker, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Westminster, Northglenn, Commerce City, Boulder, Ft. Collins, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Thornton, Arvada, Lakewood, Englewood and Centennial, as well as Arapahoe County, Douglas County, Jefferson County, Denver County, Larimer County, Weld County, and Colorado's Western Slope.
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