Understanding What to Do After a Fatal Trucking Accident in New Mexico, Explained
Given the size and force of commercial trucks, accidents involving commercial trucks can cause catastrophic injuries. The most devastating thing that can occur as a result of a commercial trucking accident is wrongful death. Death is irreversible and permanent. The loss of a loved one is incredibly painful in many ways. Family members are forced to live the rest of their lives without their loved ones, and they must figure out how to go on financially with the financial losses that they sustain as a result of the loss of their loved one. Most people are not sure what to do after a fatal trucking accident in New Mexico.
The sad and unfortunate thing about commercial trucking accidents is that in many cases, commercial trucking accidents can be entirely preventable. This means that your loved one could have possibly been alive today if the commercial truck driver had exercised appropriate caution when operating their vehicle. Family members of victims often do not realize that they are able to recover compensation on behalf of their loved one who died. Our fatal trucking accident lawyers are here to help you by recovering compensation for your loved one’s wrongful death that you truly deserve.
Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced trucking accident lawyers and auto accident lawyers can help you and your family recover compensation after the loss of a loved one. We know that determining what to do after a fatal trucking accident in New Mexico can be both difficult and overwhelming. This is why our dedicated and compassionate team can help you and your family recover the compensation that you deserve. To learn more about your rights, call to schedule a FREE consultation with our bodily injury law firm.
Steps to Take After a Fatal Trucking Accident in New Mexico
The loss of a loved one is horrible, incomprehensible loss. You may not know what to do when you hear the news that your loved one has died in a commercial trucking accident, but there are certain things that you should do after you learn your loved one has died in order to recover the damages that you deserve on behalf of your loved one.
Steps to take after learning about the fatal truck accident includes the following:
- Report the accident – If you were involved in the trucking accident and are a survivor, it is important to report the accident right away. This may sound obvious, especially if your loved one has died in the wreck, but this is vital to do right away at the accident scene—get the police on the way right away. It is important to report the accident to the police, even though most likely the police were at the scene of the accident. Obtaining a copy of the police report is a beneficial piece of evidence that may help prove fault of the other driver.
- Obtain Witnesses’ Contact Information – If you yourself are ok and are able, obtaining contact information of witnesses at the scene can be invaluable. If the case needs to go to a court of law, using the witnesses’ testimony can be beneficial to prove fault of the other driver.
- Have Your Vehicle Assessed – Having your vehicle assessed is important because an estimate for repairs is required as a part of the truck accident insurance claim. This will be beneficial to help you recover full compensation for your losses.
Hire a Trucking Accident Lawyer – Hiring a trucking accident lawyer if vital in order for you to obtain full compensation for your losses. While you may think any personal injury lawyer is sufficient, commercial trucking accidents have unique pieces of evidence as well as laws and federal regulations that pertain only to commercial trucks. It takes an experienced trucking accident lawyer to understand these pieces of evidence and how to use these federal guidelines and laws to your benefit to prove fault of the other driver or commercial trucking company.
After a Fatal Accident, Do Not Talk to Insurance Before Talking to Us
Since a fatal accident is the ultimate personal injury to a victim, it is likely that a claim may be worth significant compensation. This is particularly true if the lost loved one was supporting the family or other dependents. Insurance carriers will try to immediately pick at your claim, including liability and your damages. This is to lower the amount of money that they may be responsible for.
To do this, they may try to get you to admit to facts that may not have happened or that you may not know. These facts will undoubtedly hurt your case. Do not let that happen to you. Contact an experienced trucking accident lawyer like one of ours right away to fight back.
Lost a Loved One in a Trucking Wreck? Call The Caruso Law Offices, P.C.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured in any type of auto accident, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal trucking accident in New Mexico, call our experienced trucking accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to schedule a FREE consultation. We can help you and your loved ones recover the compensation that you deserve for your losses. To learn more, schedule your free consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000 to schedule a FREE consultation with our lawyers.
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. We also have a second trucking accident office in California, serving those in Inland Empire County and San Bernardino County, as well as those who have been catastrophically injured or wrongfully killed through California. 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.