Helping You Recover After A Truck Accident
Trucking accidents are devastating. When an 18-wheeler gets into a collision on I-40, I-25 or I-10, they are traveling at top speed and can wreak havoc on smaller vehicles. Many people do not make it out of these crashes alive, and those that do are often left with permanent, life-changing injuries.
In these serious circumstances, we are here to help you. Caruso Law Offices, P.C., has extensive experience in trucking accidents and all the extra complexities that come along with them. Our clients come from all over New Mexico, and we have a long track record of successful settlements.
How Are Truck Accidents Different?
There are a few ways in which commercial trucking accidents are different from other accident types:
Because truck drivers are operating in an official capacity on behalf of a company, several layers of insurance can come into play, which complicates filing a claim. Not only that, but also a variety of federal laws, like the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, govern what truckers and truck companies can and cannot do. Determining who is liable and whether a truck driver was negligent requires reviewing a lot of evidence. Sometimes even faulty parts are to blame.
- Severity of injuries
Trucks massively outweigh everything else on the road. Because of this, the injuries they cause are much more significant. These can include paralyzing spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, extensive organ damage, broken bones and more.
- Aggressive insurance tactics
Trucking companies have well-funded corporate insurance policies. However, that also means that they fight harder to avoid paying claims. Even though truckers often drive while fatigued, trucking companies will do everything they can to avoid liability. Our attorneys need to act quickly before crucial evidence is destroyed or obfuscated.
Trucking accidents are the most complex kind of motor vehicle accidents. Fortunately, our experience has allowed many clients to receive the settlements they deserve.
How We Can Help You
As experienced truck accident attorneys, we will bring our considerable knowledge to bear on your behalf. Our founding attorney, Mark Caruso, once defended insurance companies from these types of claims, so he knows exactly what tactics they’ll use. Our services include:
- Using expert witnesses, such as engineers and accident reconstructionists to counter the trucking company’s position.
- Requesting a long list of evidence and documents from the trucking company to prove negligence.
- Doing a thorough insurance analysis to find all available sources of compensation.
- Finding proper medical care for clients, including those with little or no health insurance.
Winning a settlement in a truck accident case is difficult, but we have years of experience in doing it. When you entrust us with your future, you will not be sorry.
Let Us Level The Playing Field
With their fleet of corporate lawyers, trucking companies have a distinct advantage. By bringing us on board, you will level the playing field and ensure that you are treated fairly.