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Why You Need a Trucking Accident Lawyer

Knowing When to Get Help: Why You Need a Trucking Accident Lawyer in New Mexico

No one ever imagines being involved in a commercial trucking accident, yet it happens far too often. Victims of commercial trucking accidents often suffer from serious injuries while some victims lose their lives as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. When you or your loved one are first involved in a commercial trucking accident, your first thought is usually not to talk to a lawyer. However, timely action is important because if you wait too long, vital evidence could disappear, and you could have a difficult time proving your case. Lawyers who are not experienced in commercial trucking accidents are not aware of the special circumstances surrounding commercial trucking accident cases, and may miss something vital which could cause you to lose your case. This are just some of the reasons why you need a trucking accident lawyer in New Mexico.

Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced trucking accident lawyers understand that your focus should be on your recovery, or perhaps grieving the loss of your loved ones. This is why we are prepared and willing to fight for you to obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible for your or your loved ones’ injuries while you focus on your health.  If you or a loved one were injured in a New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck, call our experienced trucking accident lawyers in Albuquerque, NM for help with your case.

Reasons to Hire a Commercial Trucking Accident Lawyer

There are many reasons as to why you should seek counsel from a commercial trucking accident lawyer instead of a lawyer who works with auto accidents. This is because there are many differences between auto accidents and commercial trucking accidents. Reasons as to why you should hire an experienced trucking accident lawyer include the following:

Knowledge of vital evidence for commercial trucking accidents

There are certain pieces of evidence that are incredibly vital in proving fault of the driver or commercial trucking company. An inexperienced lawyer may not be aware of the need for these pieces of evidence until they are erased or go missing. The black box of a truck is one example of a vital piece of evidence that is needed to prove fault. The black box contains a wealth of information, including the speed the driver was going, how quickly the driver stopped or if the driver attempted to stop, the direction in which the driver was going, as well as other vital information. There are other vital pieces of evidence, including the driver’s log book which shows how many hours the driver has worked. There are federal regulations regarding how long a driver is allowed to operate their truck in a day, week, or hours driven consecutively. This book allows your lawyer to see if any federal regulations have been broken. 

Mechanics of a commercial truck

Commercial trucks have a lot of different pieces and features when compared to a regular truck or car. Commercial trucking accident lawyers are knowledgable of these components and are aware of how each piece may have contributed to the crash. 

Knowledge of common trucking accident injuries

Most people involved in a commercial trucking accident sustain catastrophic injuries. Commercial truck accident lawyers are aware of these injuries and how the truck accident caused them. They are also experienced in obtaining for the victim the appropriate damages that will assist the victim in handling the injuries and perhaps the lifelong permanent injuries or disabilities they must deal with as a result of the accident. 

If You or a Loved One Were Hurt in an 18 Wheeler Wreck, You Need a Trucking Accident Lawyer Like Ours at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C.

Whenever a negligent truck driver or trucking company causes your injuries, call our experienced lawyers to learn how we can help you and your family recover compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and other damages.  Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced trucking accident lawyers in Albuquerque, NM know when you need a trucking accident lawyer, we can be there for you to help.  We offer FREE consultations, so schedule yours by calling (505) 883-5000 to schedule a FREE consultation with our trucking accident lawyers in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

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.