Roswell Truck Accident Lawyers
Located in the southeastern portion of our state, Roswell is a small city that’s most famously known as the site of an alleged 1947 UFO crash. While one isn’t likely to encounter any UFOs or aliens in Roswell today, one will surely see plenty of large trucks on the roads in and near Roswell. While large trucks may be essential, an accident with a large truck can have catastrophic consequences. If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a Roswell truck accident, our truck accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. are available to talk to you. Call our law firm directly today for your free consultation.
Liability for a Truck Accident
When a truck accident occurs in Roswell and any involved parties suffer damages, those parties have the right to bring forth a claim for compensation against the at-fault, or liable, parties. In New Mexico, liability is based on fault. Fault is usually determined by negligence, or the failure to exercise the same degree of care that a person of ordinary prudence would exercise in the same situation. One of the reasons that truck accident claims are so complex–and that working with an attorney is so important–is that there are multiple parties who may be liable or partially liable for the damages that result. Examples of potentially liable parties in a truck accident case include:
- The truck driver when the truck driver’s actions are the cause of the crash and the truck driver either a) is an independent contractor or b) was acting outside of the course of their employment at the time of the crash.
- The trucking company if it did something negligent to cause or contribute to the crash, such as failing to properly service trucks, or if it is being held liable for the actions of the truck driver because of the employer-employment relationships.
- The shipper or loader of cargo if the crash was caused by a shipping or loading error, such as failing to properly load or secure cargo, leading to a shift of the cargo in transit.
- A third party, such as a third-party driver who swerved in front of the truck, causing the accident; a party responsible for road maintenance; or the manufacturer of a defective truck part (i..e a defective tire) that caused the crash.
Damages Recoverable in a Truck Accident Claim
Because of the sheer size of large trucks, the force involved in these types of accidents is often much greater than the amount of force involved in accidents involving only smaller cars. As such, the damages may be more significant, too. When you have been seriously harmed in a truck accident and the path of your future has been forever altered, you deserve to be compensated in full for your losses. Our lawyers will work hard to get you the settlement that you deserve, including compensation for the value of your:
- Medical expenses;
- Property damages costs;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of earning capacity; and
- Pain, suffering, emotional distress, and any other economic or noneconomic damages suffered.
The Importance of Having an Attorney
Working with an attorney is important for numerous reasons. One of the most important, as mentioned above, is simply that determining liability can be incredibly complex in truck accident cases – an attorney can handle an investigation into your claim, will know what types of evidence to look for (such as a truck’s black box data), can front the costs of accident reconstruction and other experts, and more.
What’s more, because the damages in your case are likely severe, you’ll deserve to be compensated in full. Unfortunately, the primary job of an insurance adjuster is to save an insurance company money, which may mean offering you less than you deserve, especially if your claim is worth a lot. Having an attorney on your side means that you’ll have someone to review and negotiate any settlement offers you receive, and advocate for you and your best interests.
Of course, an attorney is also important for ensuring that you understand the law and your rights under it. By working with an attorney, you improve your chances of getting a fair settlement, not breaching the statute of limitations, and more.
Call Our Roswell Truck Accident Lawyers Today for Your Free Consultation
Being involved in a truck accident may be the scariest thing that ever happens to you. Our legal team understands how much is on the line for your future and how much you need support right now. For your free consultation with our Roswell truck accident attorneys, please call our office directly or send us a message at your convenience. We are here to help you.
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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