New Mexico Truck & Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers
Truck and semi-truck accidents are some of the most horrific of all traffic collisions. That is because of the massive size and weight of these large commercial vehicles and the impact they have on others in a crash. If you are involved in an accident with a truck or semi-truck, your risk of injury or death is much higher than that of the trucker. You will also face a much more complicated claims process due to many factors, from the multiple parties who could be held liable to legal implications behind state and federal trucking industry regulations. For all these reasons, you will be best served with the help of an attorney experienced in New Mexico truck accident claims and lawsuits.
At The Gorilla Law Firm, you can work with a fighting team of professionals backed by decades of practice in this field. We have the proven results, tenacity, skills, and resources to go up against well-funded trucking companies and/or their insurers. These entities will make every effort to limit or deny their responsibility for your injuries and damages. We are deeply familiar with the tactics they employ when opposing your claim and will act aggressively on your behalf. We have earned our Gorilla reputation based on our commitment to pursuing the justice you deserve.
Your consultation about your case with a New Mexico truck and semi-truck accident attorney is free and without obligation. Contact The Gorilla Law Firm online or at (806) 375-3855 to schedule yours today.
Truck Accidents & Claims in New Mexico
Truck accidents can involve tankers, dump trucks, garbage trucks, delivery trucks, cement trucks, semis, and 18-wheelers. More than one party may be liable for having caused or contributed to your injuries.
These parties can include:
- The trucker if an independent driver
- The trucking company
- The cargo company that loaded the truck
- Those responsible for truck maintenance
- Truck manufacturers responsible for defective or dysfunctional parts/equipment
Furthermore, the trucking industry is subject to state and federal regulations and, where these regulations have been violated, an investigation must be conducted to uncover these facts. For example, commercial truckers must comply with federal rules about hours of service. If they drive longer than the law mandates, they may be held liable for their actions. Unfortunately, trucking companies may fail to enforce these rules in favor of profits over safety.
Thus, an investigation into a truck accident can involve many complicated factors that must be reviewed to determine causation and fault. Where more than one party was responsible, you may be dealing with more than one insurer. While all insurers must pay out on valid claims, they will work hard to minimize or deny their liability to protect their profits.
Compensation in a Truck Accident Claims
Trucking accidents can result in severe and often catastrophic injuries for victims. These vehicles are hard to stop, difficult to maneuver, and have major blind spots that prevent drivers from seeing traffic behind them. Thus, accidents can happen, especially when truckers are fatigued, distracted, or fail to follow traffic laws.
Common injuries in truck accidents can include fractures, organ damage, severe whiplash, head, neck, back, hip, and leg injuries, and, in the most serious cases, brain and spinal injuries.
To compensate for these injuries and their consequences, you may be eligible for both economic and non-economic damages, such as:
- Past and future predicted medical expenses
- Lost income
- Assistive therapies
- Damage to your vehicle or other personal property
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- At-home personal assistance or nursing care
- Renovations to your home or car for permanent disability
- Loss of earning capacity
Where the at-fault party has been particularly egregious in their negligence, you may be awarded punitive damages. These damages are meant to punish those parties for their wanton disregard for human life and safety.
Our firm will conduct a thorough investigation into your accident that may involve service hours logs, truck maintenance logs, cargo manifests, electronic data records on the truck’s “black box,” and more. We will take every legal measure to expose the liability of any parties that may be held accountable for your injuries. We aim to help you secure full and fair compensation for all that you have suffered in any truck accident through tough negotiations at the settlement table or compelling arguments in a court of law.
Get the help you need from The Gorilla Law Firm by contacting us via our website or at (806) 375-3855 today.
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