About Me

He loves practicing law in Rawlins. He works tirelessly to see that the Constitution and principles of freedom and justice are upheld for his clients. He has won total acquittals on three separate First Degree Felony Sexual Assault jury trials and has won numerous misdemeanor jury trials. Further, he set precedent in the Wyoming Supreme Court, securing father's right to be afforded representation upon their parental rights being terminated.

Mr. McCarthy has previously been involved with several youth sports organizations and serving as President of the Laramie Soccer Association. He is a past Board Member of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association and an active member of the Carbon County Bar Association.

Having grown up in Wyoming, Mr. McCarthy loves spending time outdoors. He is an avid fisher and hunter and enjoys skiing and hiking also.

Truck accident attorney in Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyoming.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a collision caused by a large commercial truck driver, it is important to consult with an experienced truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. David McCarthy, PC has successfully handed a range of truck and automobile accidents and other injury cases for more than 15 years. Based in Carbon County, Rawlins he has the knowledge, skills, and resources to handle complex commercial truck accident claims.

Our semi-truck accident law firm in rawlins can help you. Truck accident attorney in Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyoming.

With increasing numbers of semi tractor-trailers and other big rigs on our roadways, truck accidents are bound to be common in the state of Wyoming. With frigid conditions, gale force winds and icy roads, commercial vehicles commonly collide with passenger vehicles on Interstate 80.

Truck driver error is a leading contributing factor to crashes involving tractor trailers and semis. Truckers spend many hours behind the wheel and often drive too fast for roadway conditions. Driving too fast for road or weather conditions is particularly dangerous on the steep grades and mountainous terrain of the I-80 corridor through the Wyoming high country surrounding Rawlins.

Under pressure to make delivery deadlines, truck drivers may drive aggressively and follow other vehicles too closely. Large trucks take longer distances to stop safely. When a truck driver tailgates or follows other vehicles too closely, the driver creates a situation in which an accident is unavoidable if traffic stops suddenly. Large trucks often hit the vehicle in front of them because a driver was following too closely or driving too fast for traffic conditions.

A truck driver may have spent many hours behind the wheel without adequate rest. Drivers who are dangerously fatigued pose a danger to others on the roads. Drowsy drivers are slower to react to changes in traffic conditions to avoid a crash.

David McCarthy, PC will investigate and determine all the contributing factors to your accident. Even if you were partially at fault, the truck driver also may have contributed to the accident and be liable for your injuries. Let us review your truck accident and go over your legal options for pursuing compensation.

What types of compensation can be collected after a commercial vehicle accident?

Some of the types of compensation that you may be entitled to receive after a truck accident in Wyoming include:

  • Reimbursement for your doctor bills, hospital bills, prescription medications and physical therapy as well as for future medical care related to the truck accident injury;
  • Lost past and future wages;
  • The cost to replace or fix your automobile, including the cost of a rental car while your vehicle is undergoing repair;
  • Compensation for non-economic damages such as emotional distress and physical pain and suffering related to your injury;
  • Exemplary damages may be appropriate in an accident in which the conduct of the truck driver or trucking company was outrageous.

If you or your loved one has been injured in a truck accident in Rawlins or anywhere in Wyoming, it is important to contact a knowledgeable truck accident lawyer promptly to review the case, and start an investigation if appropriate.

insureWe will investigate the accident in detail and identify all the parties that are responsible for your injury. We may work with accident reconstruction experts to show how an accident occurred. We will estimate your losses from the injury including the costs of future medical care and lost income if you cannot return to work after a serious injury. We will submit a claim to the appropriate parties for compensation that reflects all your losses.

It is common for a trucking company or its insurer to make a settlement offer to limit their financial liability. The offer may seem like a large sum of money at first glance. But without legal guidance, you may not know whether the offer is reasonable. Initial offers are often quite low.

What injuries and damages are associated with semi-truck accidents?

The size and speed at which large trucks travel often makes the injuries more severe. Among victims of traffic collisions with large commercial trucks, those who survive often suffer catastrophic injuries with long-term debilitating effects. Common truck accident injuries include:

  • Head and brain injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Fractures
  • Loss of limbs
  • Burns
  • Internal injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Rib and torso injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

It is important to have skilled legal representation after a truck accident resulting in serious or catastrophic injuries. The damages you may be entitled to claim include present and future medical expenses, lost wages, lost future earnings, pain and suffering, and other losses. David McCarthy, PC is dedicated to fully assessing the extent of your injuries and aggressively pursuing the compensation you need.