Albuquerque Garbage Truck Accident Lawyer
At Caruso Law Offices, our Albuquerque garbage truck accident lawyer fights aggressively to protect the rights of injured victims. Garbage truck operators must be held accountable for negligence. If you or someone you know was hurt in a garbage truck collision, we are here to offer guidance and support. To set up a free case evaluation with a top-rated New Mexico truck accident attorney, please call our Albuquerque law office today.
New Mexico Statute of Limitations for Truck Accidents
In New Mexico, garbage truck accident injury claims must be filed within three years of the date of the collision. The statute of limitations is strict. If you fail to file a lawsuit before the deadline expires, a court may dismiss your claim without a hearing on the merits.
Do not miss out on justice because of a legal technicality. Protect your rights by consulting with a top Albuquerque personal injury attorney as soon as possible after a garbage truck accident. Your lawyer will make sure that your case is handled properly.
An Overview of Garbage Truck Accident Liability in New Mexico
Unfortunately, garbage and waste trucks are involved in a disproportionate share of motor vehicle collisions. According to data provided by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), more than 100 people are hurt and 1,500 die in garbage truck accidents each and every year. Garbage trucks present a safety risk to both passengers of other vehicles and pedestrians. Here are some of the leading reasons why these trucks are involved in accidents in New Mexico include:
- Frequent stops;
- Speeding to meet tight schedules;
- Dangerous or aggressive maneuvers in residential areas;
- Distracted driving;
- Drunk driving;
- Untrained/undertrained drivers; and
- Poor truck maintenance.
Garbage truck accident claims are fault-based legal cases. Whether the truck was operated by the City of Albuquerque, another municipality, or a private company, a defendant can be held liable for an accident caused by negligence. As defined under New Mexico case law, negligence is the failure to exercise reasonable care.
All garbage truck accidents should be comprehensively investigated by an experienced attorney. You need to determine exactly what failures lead to the collision. To bring a successful trucking accident injury claim, plaintiffs need reliable, well-documented supporting evidence. A lawyer will help you secure the evidence you need to prove that a garbage truck driver or garbage truck company was responsible for your crash.
You Deserve Maximum Financial Compensation
In New Mexico, truck accident victims have a right to claim financial compensation for economic and intangible damages. Negligent trucking companies and their insurers must be held accountable for paying out claims. Sadly, in practice, big companies try to resolve claims for the minimum possible level of compensation. At Caruso Law Offices, we use our experience to help our clients maximize their financial recovery. Garbage truck accident victims may be entitled to financial support for the following types of damages:
- Ambulance fees and emergency care;
- Medical bills and other costs;
- Physical therapy;
- Lost wages;
- Diminished earning potential;
- Pain and suffering;
- Permanent disability; and
- Wrongful death.
How Albuquerque Truck Accident Lawyer Mark Caruso Can Help
Public and private garbage collection companies (and their insurers) are notoriously aggressive in defending personal injury claims. It is not in their financial interests to offer fair compensation. As a former insurance company defense lawyer, Mark Caruso uses his unique experience to get people justice. We are ready to take immediate action on your behalf. Specifically, our New Mexico garbage truck accident attorney will:
- Conduct a no cost, comprehensive review of your personal injury claim:
- Explain your rights under New Mexico state law;
- Investigate the garbage truck accident—gathering all evidence;
- Take care of all correspondence with insurers; and
- Take aggressive legal action to get you the best results.
We are a results-driven law firm. Since 2016, our legal team has helped people recover more than $30 million in verdicts and settlements. And we handle garbage truck accident injury claims on a contingency fee basis—there are no upfront costs or out-of-pocket fees. We only get paid when you get paid. Our interests are fully aligned with your interests.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Garbage Truck Accident Lawyer in Albuquerque
At Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our Albuquerque garbage truck accident lawyer provides client-cliented, results-oriented legal representation. No matter the nature of your case, we are qualified to help. For a no cost, no obligation review of your garbage truck accident injury claim, please contact our team today. From our Albuquerque legal office, we represent injured victims throughout the entire region.
I want to thank the Caruso Law Firm and all their kind, courteous staff! I couldn’t be more pleased with their service. I really appreciate all you have done to help my case.
C. Saller, Albuquerque
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Our New Mexico personal injury lawyers are aggressive, result-focused advocates for injured victims. Your free consultation is always with an attorney, not a paralegal. We handle motor vehicle cases throughout the entire state of New Mexico and all pueblos and reservations in New Mexico.
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