Truck Accident Lawyers
Helping You Recover After A Truck Accident
When an 18-wheeler gets into a collision on I-40, I-25 or I-10, they are traveling at top speed and can wreak havoc on smaller vehicles. Many people do not make it out of these crashes alive, and those that do are often left with permanent, life-changing injuries. Unfortunately, truck accidents are far from rare: The New Mexico Department of Transportation reports that there were more than 2,900 crashes in our state in 2018 alone.
Trucking accidents are devastating. In these serious circumstances, we are here to help you. At Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our Albuquerque truck accident lawyers provides reliable, effective legal advocacy to injured victims. To schedule a free, no strings attached initial consultation with a top-rated New Mexico truck accident attorney, please contact us at our Albuquerque office or Rio Rancho office today.
New Mexico Truck Accident Statute of Limitations
Following a truck accident, injured victims have a limited amount of time to bring a legal claim. In New Mexico, truck accident injury lawsuits are governed by a three-year statute of limitations. You must file a claim within three years of your crash—otherwise your case will almost certainly be dismissed.
To be clear, you should never wait that long to get started. While three years may seem like a lot of time, every second matters. An immediate investigation of your accident will dramatically increase your chances of recovering the maximum settlement offer. Call an Albuquerque truck accident attorney right away.
The Most Common Cause of Truck Accidents
Commercial truck accidents happen for a wide range of different reasons. When a collision occurs because of the negligence of a truck driver, trucking company, truck manufacturer, or any other party, there must be justice and accountability. The overwhelming majority of New Mexico truck accidents could have been stopped—if only proper safety protocols were observed. Some of the leading causes of truck accident include:
- Companies using undertrained truck drivers;
- Truck drivers speeding to meet tight deadlines;
- Overly fatigued truck drivers;
- Distracted driving;
- Intoxicated driving;
- Negligently loaded trailers;
- Truck tire blowouts;
- Failure to inspect and repair the truck; and
- Manufacturer defects.
How Are Truck Accidents Different?
If you or your loved one was hurt in a commercial truck accident, it is strongly recommended that you work with a lawyer who has experience handling these types of claims. A few ways in which commercial trucking accidents are different than other accident types include the following:
Because truck drivers are operating in an official capacity on behalf of a company, several layers of insurance can come into play, which complicates filing a claim. Not only that, but also a variety of federal laws, like the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, govern what truckers and truck companies can and cannot do. Determining who is liable and whether a truck driver was negligent requires reviewing a lot of evidence. Sometimes even faulty parts are to blame.
- Severity of injuries
Trucks massively outweigh everything else on the road. Because of this, the injuries they cause are much more significant. These can include paralyzing spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, extensive organ damage, broken bones and more.
- Aggressive insurance tactics
Trucking companies have well-funded corporate insurance policies. However, that also means that they fight harder to avoid paying claims. Even though truckers often drive while fatigued, trucking companies will do everything they can to avoid liability. Our attorneys need to act quickly before crucial evidence is destroyed or obfuscated.
Indeed, trucking accidents are among the most complex kinds of motor vehicle accidents. Do not go through the claims process alone. Professional guidance is just a phone call away. With our experience, we have helped many clients to receive the settlements they deserve.
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Injured Victims Deserve Full Financial Compensation
In New Mexico, injured victims are entitled to financial compensation for their damages. That being said, the large insurance companies that handle truck accident claims fight aggressively to limit payouts. Even when liability is obvious, getting a fair settlement can still be difficult. At Caruso Law Offices, P.C., we have extensive experience in trucking accidents and all the extra complexities that come along with them. Our clients come from all over New Mexico, and we have a long track record of successful settlements. Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation for:
- Vehicle repairs/replacement;
- Ambulance fees and emergency room care;
- Other medical bills and healthcare costs;
- Rehabilitative treatment;
- Loss of current and future income;
- Pain and suffering;
- Mental distress;
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement;
- Long-term disability; and
- Wrongful death damages.
How Our Albuquerque Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help You
As experienced truck accident attorneys, we will bring our considerable knowledge to bear on your behalf. Our founding attorney, Mark Caruso, once defended insurance companies from these types of claims, so he knows exactly what tactics they’ll use. Our services include:
- Using expert witnesses, such as engineers and accident reconstructionists to counter the trucking company’s position.
- Requesting a long list of evidence and documents from the trucking company to prove negligence.
- Doing a thorough insurance analysis to find all available sources of compensation.
- Finding proper medical care for clients, including those with little or no health insurance.
With their fleet of corporate lawyers, trucking companies have a distinct advantage. By bringing us on board, you will level the playing field and ensure that you are treated fairly. Winning a settlement in a truck accident case is difficult, but we have years of experience in doing it. When you entrust us with your future, you will not be sorry.
Let Us Level The Playing Field: Call Our Albuquerque Truck Accident Lawyers Today
At Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our New Mexico truck accident lawyer is an aggressive, results-driven advocate for injured victims. If you or someone you know was injured in a tractor trailer collision, we are here to help.
Contact us as soon as possible to discuss your case. You can reach our legal team online or by phone: 505-308-0427. From our offices in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, we represent truck accident victims in Bernalillo County, Valencia County, Sandoval County, Torrance County, and Sante Fe County.
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Our New Mexico and California truck accident attorneys are aggressive, result-focused advocates for injured victims. Your free consultation is always with an attorney, not a paralegal. We handle truck accident cases throughout the entire state of New Mexico, California and all pueblos and reservations in New Mexico. Our California office is in Ontario, California. The Inland Empire is a major hub for truck companies and drivers. It has also become a place where many truck accidents happen.
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