Hobbs Truck Accident Lawyers
Located right snug against the Texas border in southeastern New Mexico, Hobbs is a relatively small city that is served by US Highway 62 and NM 18/N Lovington Highway. On each of these roads, one is sure to see large trucks carrying goods and products in and out of Hobbs – a city that is located in a rural and remote part of the state.
Large trucks and their drivers are essential – we wouldn’t have the products and goods we need without them! But driving around large trucks can be dangerous, and truck accidents take people’s lives each year. If you have been involved in a truck accident, our Hobbs truck accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. understand what you’re going through and we want to help. To learn more about your rights and options and ways that we can serve you, please call us directly today for the support you need.
Injuries and Damages in a Truck Accident
The injuries and damages that a victim of a truck accident may suffer are often catastrophic. Large trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds – that’s about 20 times the size of the average passenger car. When more weight is involved in a crash, more force is involved. And the more force that’s involved, the more significant the damages. Common injuries that result from truck accidents include:
- Face and scalp injuries;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Back and neck injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Internal injuries;
- Injuries to extremities, including limb amputation and crushed limb injuries;
- Soft tissue injuries; and
- Psychological injuries.
These injuries may change a victim’s life forever, leaving them unable to work, unable to engage in the activities they love, and perhaps even unable to care for themselves or offer care or love to a family member. That’s why in a truck accident claim, the following types of damages are often sought by the plaintiff:
- Compensation for the full value of medical expenses, including past and future expenses related to the accident;
- Compensation for the full value of lost wages and future lost wages;
- Compensation for the loss of earning capacity suffered by the plaintiff, as well as the loss of potential benefits that would have been earned but for the inability to work;
- Compensation for any property damage expenses incurred; and
- Compensation for the full value of one’s noneconomic losses, including pain, suffering, emotional distress, diminished quality of life, etc.
Our lawyers will fight for your right to compensation for every cent you’ve lost, and we won’t back down in the face of aggressive insurance adjusters or tough issues in your case.
Steps to Take After a Serious Truck Accident
When you have been seriously injured in a truck accident, thinking about doing anything other than focusing on your injuries and your losses can be incredibly complex. We know what you’re going through, but we also know that if you don’t act quickly after a crash, you may unknowingly be undermining your ability to recover the maximum amount of compensation available. The following are important things that need to happen after a truck accident – when you call our law firm, we can handle these things on your behalf so that you can focus on your recovery:
- A police report needs to be filed, and a copy of the police report needs to be obtained for the plaintiff’s records. A copy of the police report will also need to be provided to each insurance company involved in the case.
- Relevant insurance companies must be notified. This includes the insurance company of the plaintiff, the insurance company of the truck driver/trucking company, and any other insurance companies involved – i.e. the insurance company of a third-party driver who contributed to the crash in some way.
- An investigation needs to commence. An investigation will involve sending evidence of spoliation letters to the trucking company; requesting access to the truck driver’s logs, the vehicle ‘black box’ data, and more; bringing in accident reconstruction experts; talking to eyewitnesses; and more. This process can take months.
- The plaintiff must seek medical care, follow their doctor’s orders, and reach Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI). Getting medical care and reaching MMI is essential. Once MMI has been reached, damages can be calculated and a demand letter can be sent to the insurance company.
Call Our Hobbs Truck Accident Lawyers for the Help you Need
Navigating the process of filing a truck accident claim on your own can be incredibly overwhelming, especially if you are seriously injured, Our Hobbs truck accident attorneys are available to help. Call us directly today for your free consultation and the support you need.
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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