What to Do After Hit and Run Trucking Accidents in New Mexico
Hitting another vehicle or person and leaving them at the scene is a horrific and unimaginable crime. The driver of any vehicle can commit this crime. While it may seem unimaginable, commercial truck drivers sometimes commit this crime. While trucking accidents happen all of the time in New Mexico, hit and run trucking accidents are a particularly heinous crime and the driver of the truck who hit another person should be held liable. This is why if you or your loved one was injured or killed in a commercial trucking hit and run accident, you should consult a hit and run trucking accident lawyer who can help you gain the maximum amount of compensation possible for your injuries.
Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers handle all types of serious and catastrophic motor vehicle accidents including hit and run trucking accidents. These are unique types of trucking accidents which require some investigation and usually work with law enforcement to determine what driver and what trucking company is liable. If you or a loved one were involved in a hit and run trucking accident, learn how we can help protect your rights under New Mexico law during a FREE consultation.
Causes of Hit and Run Trucking Accidents
There are many factors that can lead to hit and run trucking accidents, including the following:
- Drunk of drugged driving
- Distracted driving
- The driver does not have insurance and is fearful of repercussions for not having insurance
- The driver is not licensed to operate the commercial truck
- Varying reasons leading to a fear of repercussions
- New driver
- Driver did not realize the collision, and
- Other causes.
Injuries Sustained in Hit and Run Trucking Accidents
There are many different injuries that a person can sustain as a result of a hit and run trucking accident, including the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head injuries
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Internal organ damage
- Amputation or loss of limb
- Loss of sight or hearing
- Broken bones or fractures
- Spinal cord injuries (i.e. paraplegia, quadriplegia, etc.)
- Back injuries (i.e. disc herniation, bulging discs, etc)
- Neck injuries
- Emotional trauma
- Wrongful death
- Many other injuries as a result of a hit and run trucking accident
Damages For Hit and Run Trucking Accidents
If you or your loved one was injured in a commercial trucking hit and run accident, you may be eligible for damages. Damages are often awarded in the form of compensation. Damages may be indicated for the following:
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Physical pain and suffering
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Assistive devices
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Emergency service transportation (i.e. ambulance, medflight, etc.)
- Punitive damages, and
- Other damages as a result of a trucking accident.
What You Should Do if You or Your Loved One is Injured in a Hit and Run Trucking Accident
If you or your loved one sustained injuries or even worse, the wrongful death of a loved one, you should contact an experienced hit and run accident attorney. Commercial truck drivers guilty of hit and run trucking accidents often face many different charges, including fleeing the scene of the accident along with the cause of the accident such as speeding, reckless driving, or other factors that lead to the accident. These criminal guilty charges can help prove your civil tort case. Often, victims may believe that they cannot gain compensation if the driver cannot be located. However, this is not true. An experienced trucking accident attorney will be able to sustain the maximum amount of compensation possible for your injuries.
Ask Our Albuquerque Hit and Run Trucking Accident Lawyer for Help
Call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to learn how we can help protect your rights after a hit and run trucking accident in New Mexico. We have over 35 years of experience handling trucking accident cases in New Mexico, including representing victims and their families who have suffered from catastrophic personal injuries. Schedule your FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000.
We handle causes throughout New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Cuervo, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Albuquerque where our office is located, and anywhere else throughout New Mexico. Please call to schedule for FREE appointment by dialing (505) 883-5000 or contact us through our website’s easy to use and convenient contact box available here.